Easy Chicken Enchiladas + Friday Favorites

Friday, May 5, 2017

It’s Cinco de Mayo! I’m sharing my easy chicken enchiladas recipe and my Friday Favorites which includes a really good homemade enchilada sauce.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas with homemade sauce & seasoning

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Serves about 5


2 -pounds chicken (I use boneless chicken breast)

1 can Ro*Tel Tomatoes

1 package taco seasoning (I use my own home-made taco seasoning, you can find that here)

2 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup water

Corn tortillas

Shredded cheddar cheese

Queso Freso


Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Trim the chicken before placing it in the slow cooker.  Once it cooks it’s impossible to trim.  Sprinkle on the taco seasoning and add one can Ro*Tel tomatoes, the oil and water.  Cook on high for about 5 hours.  Then remove and place in a bowl.  Shred while still hot.  It only takes a minute.  At this point you can store in the refrigerator (once it cools) and make at a later time.

How to make homemade enchilada sauce

Make home-made enchilada sauce from here.  Microwave the corn tortillas  for about 30 seconds to soften them.  Spread enchilada sauce on the bottom of the baking pan. Dip each tortilla into a shallow bowl of enchilada sauce to coat lightly and then fill with about 1/4 cup shredded chicken.  Roll and place seam side down into the pan.  Continue and then top with shredded cheese.  Bake at 350º for 15 minutes and top with crumbled Queso Fresco and fresh cilantro.  I usually make two or three smaller trays of them so that I don’t have to bake all at once.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

More Friday Favorites…

strawberry crumble pie that is as Spring as it gets from Sue at The View from Great Island.  I’ve known Sue from when we both started blogging.  At the time she was living in New England and I lived in Southern California.  Then we both switched and she’s now back in LA and well, I’m here in Connecticut.  Her recipes are colorful and her photography is gorgeous.

Overheardla is my new to me fave instagram account.  It gives hilarious quotes and locations around LA.  There’s one for NYC as well.

When we were in Copenhagen everyone wore cross body bags.   They ride bikes everywhere so it’s super practical.  I do not ride a bike everywhere, but still it’s my favorite style of bag.  Seems that every bag I see is either too soft, flimsy or has too much fringe or something I dislike.  Then last week I walked into a Coach store and spotted the perfect bag.  It’s this one and it’s from the men’s side.  I texted my daughter a photo and her reply was, “Get it, you’ve always liked the androgynous look.”  It’s true, I just never put a one word label on my style.

But at least I wear prescription pink sunglasses from here.

We’ve just spruced up the house with a good wash using this and some porch floor paint and now I kinda want these new planters for my front porch.

Have a great weekend!  Tomorrow is the first Saturday in May–will you be watching the Kentucky Derby? 

xo annie







  • sue | theviewfromgreatisland

    Just stopped by to see your enchiladas and saw my name, awww thanks! Wish we could share the enchiladas and a piece of pie together! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    Two of my favorite blogs! Sue…I’m the bunny cake gal who made your amazing hummingbird cake…..Annie was on the same coast and dear friend…. and I still miss you Annie, so very much! Haven’t been to a flea market since you left xo E. I will be making the enchiladas!

  • kim

    Annie, I am so happy to have this recipe to try this week! I only make a white enchilada so this looks yummy. I should have read this earlier, I could have done it for Cinco de Mayo!

    Loved your links, especially that Coach bag. I am cracking up with what Madeline said. I wouldn’t say that was your style, but the things kids say! I think it’s a beautiful bag too! Not fussy and a pretty design. I actually have a classic Coach like this I bought last year at my favorite consignment store. It’s a cross-body, black and larger and I think from the 70s or 80s. So practical and chic! I have to check out Warby-Parker I need the pink glasses. xx Kim

  • Jennifer

    Annie, this looks so delicious! We were so busy this past week and missed celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I will definitely save this recipe for later! Have a great week!

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