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
- Prep Time: 5 hours and 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 5 hours and 45 minutes
- Yield: 5 servings
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
Shredded cheddar cheese
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.
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.
More Friday Favorites…
A 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.
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.
Have a great weekend! Tomorrow is the first Saturday in May–will you be watching the Kentucky Derby?