Thursday, March 25, 2010

Foodie Friday - Chicken Enchiladas Suiza

Do you sometimes feel like you're in a rut when it comes to dinner? I know I do. I have those old stand by recipes that we have a lot. We love Mexican food but don't make it very often at home. When I saw this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Suiza at Always Eat On The Good China, I decided to give it a try.

An easy way to have chicken ready to use when you get home is to cook the chicken in the crock pot while you are at work. I used chicken thighs and they worked great.

Chicken Enchilda Suiza

•2 pounds boneless chicken breasts (or bone in if your prefer)
•1 teaspoon garlic salt
•1 teaspoon white pepper
•1/2 cup sour cream +
•1 4 oz. can chopped green chiles, drained
•1 bunch green onions, chopped
•1 can Rotel mild original tomatoes with green chiles, drained
•1 14 oz. can mild enchilada sauce, green
•2 cups finely shredded jack and cheddar cheese

Place chicken in stock pot with enough water to cover, salt and pepper. Bring to a low rolling boil until chicken is cooked through. Cool, de-bone if necessary and cut into bite sized pieces, preferably shredded.

In a large bowl mix together the chicken pieces, Rotel tomatoes, green chiles, 1 cup of the cheese and 1/4 cup of the sour cream. Mix well.

I like to slice off the major portion of the arc of the tortilla so I have a large rectangle to work with. Lightly spread a thin layer of sour cream on each tortilla. Divide the chicken mixture amongst all the tortillas and roll them securely. Place each one seam side down, side by side in a lightly sprayed rectangular baking dish. Pour the sauce evenly over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.

Bake foil covered for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes until cheese is melted and crisp.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday. If you haven't been to Michael's blog, Designs by Gollum, take time to visit. Her blog is amazing.


  1. I love Mexican food too, but so rarely make it at home. It looks like you have done a great job recreating a classic dish at home. All that gooey wonderful cheese doesn't hurt either!

  2. I don't make Mexican food nearly enough here either since we're always trying to watch what we eat during the week so we can enjoy dinners out on the weekend. This does sound like a wonderful recipe and I'm saving a copy!

  3. I do feel the pressure over those three little words, "What's for supper?" I could do so much more with a Crockpot. This is a super recipe, one I will put to good use when those three words crop up. Have a great weekend!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy Mexican Food!

  5. Mmmmmm it has been SUCH a long time since we've had enchiladas. I just love them but my father-in-law doesn't eat cheese and I kinda have to cook for him as well.

    *sighs sadly* Anyway, I'm sure these are highly enjoyable! :-)


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