11.11.2010

chicken enchiladas!

guess what?

i have another super easy yummy recipe for you!


we made chicken enchiladas last night and it was another huge success!


it might seem silly that i get so excited about actually making dinner, but it's really an amazing thing!

i honestly don't know how i survived in college... i hardly ever cooked anything of substance.


anyway, most of you probably already know how to cook enchiladas, but just in case there are any other newlyweds like me that are clueless about cooking, this is for you!


 the finished product!

do you like our VINTAGE oven?  it's completely retro... and ghetto.


midge read me the recipe.  such a good helper.


just so i can give credit where credit is due...

all of the (2) recipes i've shared on this blog are from an amazing cookbook i got for my wedding.
it's called "The I do cookbook for the bride & groom" written by two ladies in my parent's ward.

basically it's full of very simple very delicious recipes.

i always hated trying to find recipes because they always called for things i've never even heard of or asked me to do things that i didn't understand.


anyway, back to the recipe:

(it's originally a beef enchilada recipe, but i like chicken more so i substituted.)

1 pound ground beef (or chicken, or shredded beef)
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce
6 (10") flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese
lettuce, sour cream, guacamole (all optional)



-i wanted the chicken to be really tender and easy to shred so i slow cooked it in a crock pot on high in some chicken broth for about 6 hours.  it was super easy to shred and super tender.  yum!
-then you mix together soup and enchilada sauce in a saucepan.  and heat it until hot and bubbly.  (i may have burned the bottom of mine because of our ghetto (i mean, retro) stove).  
-spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and pour half the soup/sauce mixture into bottom of pan.
-place tortillas in microwave, cover with paper towel, and heat for 20-30 seconds.
-preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-spoon about 3 tablespoons meat in tortilla (i just guessed on this...) and sprinkle cheese inside.  fold edge of tortilla over and place in pan over sauve.
-spread remaining sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese.
-bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until very hot and bubbly.

it was super delicious!
i do wonder if i could of used something else besides cream of mushroom soup, because i'm not super crazy about mushrooms, but it was still great.


i hope this helped for some new meal ideas!  

all i do is simple, people!





9 comments:

Krista & Tyler said...

I generally substitute cream of chicken for recipes that require mushroom. I'm all mushroomed out too :)

Give that a try next time, and we're going to try this soon too! Thanks for posting!!!!

Shanna and Chris Purdie said...

that looks so yummy! An even easier recipe that i know you will love. you can use cream of chicken soup since you don't like mushrooms.

Same ideas as yours, mix chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and a small can of green chilis all together, put in tortillas. pour a little of the sauce with some cheese over top. and bake. Thats IT. SO easy!!

geri e. said...

ahhh! love the slow-cook-in-the-crock for a few hrs idea for the chicken! I haaaate handling meat, raw or cooked, so that easy shreddin sounds fantastic.

Shawntae said...

Hey this is a lot similar to my family recipe we use creame of chicken soup and rotel

Mandy said...

That looks fantastic! I am seriously going to make it this week.

misty star said...

please always share these sort of recipes!! easy ones are the BEST for us who are challenged in the kitchen (i struggle myself...)

i love your blog.
thanks for being such a great blogger!

Tara : Damon said...

just a blog stalker here... i add a can of rotel into the mix, if you like a little more flavor (you can get mild) and color on the inside. also, i use cream of chicken instead of cream of mushrooms, cause i feel like shrooms in enchiladas is strange. but i'm for sure going to try your slow cooker idea, i usually cook the chicken in the oven with a marinade but your way sounds much easier! love your blog!
tara

Lauren said...

Sounds really yummy! Thank you for the recipe, and cute pictures!!

communikate. said...

brilliant.
i love easy recipes. thanks for sharing.