Denny's mom gave me this recipe for Chicken Enchiladas. I made them for the first time this week at Denny's request. They were quite delicious. I only added one thing...some chorizo to the green chili sauce. I served them up with a side of spanish-style brown rice, guacomole and chips.
Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chile Sauce
Source: Sue Pack
1 T. butter
¾ C. chopped onion
1 clove large garlic, minced
1 small chorizo sausage (I use Goya brand)
½ t. salt
¼ t. ground cumin
2 T. flour
1 ½ C. chicken broth
2 cans or jars (4.5 ounces each) chopped green chiles (undrained)
vegetable oil for softening tortillas
12 corn tortillas [or 4 large tortillas (gordita sized)]
2 C. coarsely shredded cooked chicken
2 C. shredded Mexican-blend cheese
1 C. whipping cream
⅓ C. sliced green onions
1 can (2.5 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained [I left these out]
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onion and chorizo until onion is transparent. Stir in garlic, salt and cumin. Stir in flour until well combined. Slowly stir in broth. Add chiles and stir well. Reduce heat to simmer; cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes. (Sauce can be prepared to this point, cooled and refrigerated 24 hours in advance.)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place as many tortillas on 2 cookie sheets as will fit in a single layer. Brush lightly on both sides with vegetable oil. Bake 3 minutes to warm and soften tortillas before rolling. Stack on plate and cover with foil to keep warm while filling. Repeat until all tortillas are warmed.
Combine chicken and 1/2 cup of the green chile sauce. To fill tortillas, place 2 tablespoons chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese across center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam-side-down in shallow 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over rolled enchiladas; then pour cream evenly over entire mixture and top with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with the green onions and ripe olives. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and cilantro, if desired, and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Spanish-style Brown Rice
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup brown rice
1 packet Goya Sazon seasoning
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 large handful of golden raisins
Bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the rice, seasoning, tomato sauce and raisins. Stir. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check rice for tenderness.
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