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Chicken Enchiladas

Southern Living OCTOBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook time:30 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Bake:25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 (4.5-ounce) cans diced green chiles
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 10 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

Preparation

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often; add sliced onions, and cook 20 minutes or until caramelized. Reduce heat to low, and add chopped chicken and next 4 ingredients, stirring until combined. Set aside.

Pulse chiles and next 5 ingredients in blender or food processor several times until combined.

Bring chile mixture and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. (Mixture should be the consistency of a thin gravy.) Remove from heat, and stir in salsa.

Spread one third chile mixture evenly on bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Spoon chicken mixture evenly down center of each tortilla; roll up, and place, seam side down, in prepared baking dish. Top with remaining chile mixture; sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Note: Freeze chile mixture and filled tortillas separately up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Prepare and bake as directed.

To lighten: Substitute 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, 2% reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, and fat-free tortillas.

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