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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Chicken Enchiladas

Fast Flourish: Char one side of the tortillas directly over gas flames for a few seconds using tongs.

Southern Living AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Hands-on:25 Minutes
  • Total:2 Hours, 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 2 (4.5-oz.) cans chopped green chiles, drained
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Tomatillo Salsa

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach and green chiles; sauté 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Stir in chicken and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until cheeses melt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up tortillas.

2. Place rolled tortillas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Top with Tomatillo Salsa.

To Make Ahead: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Uncover and proceed as directed in Step 3.

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