Pam’s Chicken Enchiladas
You will need a rectangular backing pan, lightly greased (I use olive oil)
6 – 10 flour or corn tortillas (sometimes I do half flour and half corn)
1 can Old El Paso of refried beans
1 packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning
1 – 2 cans of Old El Paso mild enchilada sauce
1 – 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded (I boil bone in breasts in a little water for about 20 min then save the broth for seasoning the chicken—see #1 below)
1 cup + shredded cheddar cheese or other cheeses as you like
Sour cream and hot sauce as you like
chopped green onions or diced green or black olives to garnish
1. Season the shredded chicken in a skilled with about ½ - ¾ cup of water or chicken broth and sprinkle on all or part of the taco seasoning (I use half only for 1 breast). Mix up and let simmer down until almost dry.
2. Warm the refried beans in the microwave for about 3 minutes.
3. Spread 2-3 table spoons of refried beans on the tortilla in the middle going in one direction from edge to edge so that there is a strip of beans in the middle of the tortilla. One can of beans should do 6 – 10 tortillas depending on how much you like to put on.
4. Distribute the seasoned shredded chicken on top of the beans so that you have enough for all the tortillas then do the same with the shredded cheese. If can use some of the chopped green onions or diced olives also.
5. Fold one flap of the tortilla up over the beans, etc., then roll up being careful not to tear the tortilla and place in the greased backing dish snugged up together to fit them all in.
6. Spread the enchilada sauce evenly over the tortillas. Be sure all the tortillas are moistened with the sauce but it is not necessary to cover them completely in the sauce.
7. Cover with foil and bake at 325-350 for 20 – 25 minutes or until warmed completely through.
Let set for 10 – 15 min then serve with sour cream and hot sauce and garnish.
I like to serve this with a side of Spanish rice, some shredded lettuce with chopped tomatoes. This is always a popular dish at pot lucks and tastes great reheated.