Sunday, September 20, 2009

Salsa Chicken Enchiladas

Quite possibly this is to be one of the laziest posts I’ve even written.  Why?  Because it is my lazy end of the week go to meal.  I got the recipe from my friend Lynn and have been making them regularly since!!!  This is a great recipe to use to feed a crowd and Lynn has used it to feed many over the years…

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Salsa Chicken

Ingredients:

I jar of good quality salsa (or just you favorite!)
chicken (4 breast or 8 thighs-boneless skinless)

Directions:

Throw chicken and salsa into a crockpot on low and cook for 4-8 hrs depending on whether or not you had the foresight to thaw your chicken (yes, I throw frozen chicken in here).

Once the chicken is done.  You need to remove it from the crockpot and the sauce and shred it.  This chicken can now be used in tacos, nachos, or anything else that requires some nicely seasoned chicken!

We use it in enchiladas…

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Salsa Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:

corn tortillas
salsa chicken (see recipe above)
shredded cheese
onions, finely diced
enchilada sauce
jalapenos, finely diced

Directions:

Heat oven to 350F.

Using Elise from Simply Recipe’s process of heating the tortillas - “Heat a small light skillet on med-high heat. Add a teaspoon of oil (high smoke point oil as indicated above, we use grapeseed oil) to coat the pan. Dip a tortilla in the sauce (I used the sauce from the crockpot that I cooked the chicken in) to coat the tortilla with sauce on both sides. Place the tortilla in the skillet and heat for a few seconds, until the tortilla begin to show some air bubbles. Use a metal spatula to flip to the other side for a few more seconds. Set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas.”

Using these tortillas place some shredded cheese, onion and shredded chicken in them and roll.  Place seam side down in a baking pan large enough to hold the amount you are making.  When the pan is filled top with enchilada sauce, onions, cheese and jalapenos.

Pop these in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned and the cheese is all bubbly.

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

18 comments:

kellypea said...

I haven't tried to make enchiladas in years. Sounds so good right now, Judy. Easy, too! Oh, and GO CHARGERS! ;)

Aggie said...

This is a great go to meal...looks delicious. I haven't made enchiladas in a while...and good idea about dipping the tortillas.

LyB said...

Oooooh, wow! The chicken in the crockpot with the salsa sounds terrific and those enchiladas are just mouthwatering!

HR Girl @ bigjobsboard.com said...

Yummy! I love chicken. Thanks for sharing it. I'll make one tonight.

Patsyk said...

EVERYONE needs a few good lazy meals for those times when you don't have time (or the energy) to do something more involved. Looks yummy!

April Cavin said...

Chicken burritos or enchiladas are one of my go-to meals when we're busy, too. I like to make them because they're easy, but also versatile!

Elle said...

Judy, they look wonderful! I have such a hard time photographing enchiladas, but these look so good!

And my gosh, you couldn't get any easier, could you? Delicious!

Michele said...

Haha! It doesn't matter if the recipe was simple, the result looks fantastic!

Bob said...

That looks wicked good. I've been wanting to make enchiladas for a while, this might have pushed me over the edge!

Rochelle said...

Looks great! I'm now thinking I NEED to make enchiladas sometime this week myself :D

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

WOW, this looks really great Judy - and I LOVE how easy it is! Amazing!

Bellini Valli said...

I love simple and tasty Judy.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is perfect for all of us who are very short on time!!

Jo said...

yummy! I love these :) so tasty!

Peter M said...

These look far-out! If there's one thing I missed on vacation it was tex-mex...when's dinner Senora Judy?

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Simple and oh so delicious!

Btw will you be participating in the 2nd Annual O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Contest at my blog and at Ms Adventures in Italy again this year? You have until Sept 28th to come up with a fab O recipe...and there are prizes including signed copies of Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano and Mario Batali's Molto Italiano :D

If you can't participate, feel free to spread the word--there's a prize for that too!

Table Talk said...

Short cuts, maybe....lazy--no. We all need a quick go to dinner now and then after a busy day.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I have had such a hankering for Mexican lately, and this is not helping! ;)