Elegant Enchiladas

This is a family favorite that my grandmother has been making for years.  I altered it just a tad to save a bit of time.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 ounce can chopped green chilis
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 16 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 10 flour tortillas

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Chop your chicken into small pieces and dice up your onion.

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Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add olive oil and then your chicken. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

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Begin cooking your chicken and then add your onion to the skillet.

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Continue cooking the chicken until fully cooked (no pink).  Takes about 7 minutes.

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Add your can of green chilis to the chicken and stir.  Cup up cream cheese and add to the chicken.

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Continue cooking this dish until the cream cheese is melted, stirring often. About 5 minutes.

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Now here is where I altered my grandmother’s dish to save some time.  She would take each tortillas and add a bit of the chicken mixture to it and then roll it up and place it in the casserole dish.  That takes a bit of time so I adjusted.

Spray the bottom of your casserole with cooking spray and then take the tortilla and tear off large pieces and cover the bottom of the dish.  Takes about 3 tortillas to do this.

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Pour half the chicken mixture over the layer of tortillas and spread it out.

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Add another layer of tortillas and then the last half of the chicken mixture.

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Add the final layer of tortillas and then cover the top in all those cheeses.

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Pour the whipping cream over the entire casserole paying attention to the sides as you go.

Stick this into a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and a bit golden.

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Take out of oven and allow to sit for about 10 minutes to let the sauce set just a bit.

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So super easy and tastes incredible!

Enjoy!

T

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