Monday, February 28, 2011

Fiesta Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

First off, we liked the flavor of these...Second, this makes a LOT, but to my advantage. I divided them into four 8x8 pans and froze 2 for later and put one in the fridge for 2 days later, so FOUR afternoon prepping. Nice. I love when I can put a few meals away in the freezer.Recipe from: Picky Palate (her pictures are much better!)

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, minced (I used dried)
3 fresh cloves garlic, minced
10 oz bag baby spinach leaves, chopped (I think I could have even used more!)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cumin
1 10 oz can Mild Rotel diced tomatoes with Green Chilies

3 cans cream of chicken soup
1 Cup red enchilada sauce
8 oz sour cream
1/2 Cup milk
Pinch of salt

24 Corn Tortillas
2 Cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place oil into a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion and jalaepeno until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chopped spinach and cook until wilted down. Stir in chicken, salt, pepper, garlic salt, cumin and diced tomatoes. Reduce heat to low and simmer.

2. Place soup, enchilada sauce, sour cream, milk and salt into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until warmed though.

3. Ladle a small amount of sauce into the bottom of a large 9×13 inch baking dish (or bigger if you have one), just enough to cover the bottom. Place a spoonful of chicken mixture inside of corn tortillas, roll and place seam side down. Fill tortillas until chicken filling is used up. Top evenly with sauce and shredded cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

10-12 servings

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