May 1, 2011

This Week's Cravings: Cinco de Mayo & Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Happy Monday everyone - welcome to This Week's Cravings! I am busy joyously moving, painting, scrubbing... a new blog in the works :)

Today, blogger Rachel at Faith and Daisies is visiting with a wonderful Cinco de Mayo recipe. She is a wonderful cook who just recently began blogging. (Plus she's my beautiful sister!)

Be sure to link up a recipe, then skip over to Faith and Daisies and read her lovely blog!

Hi everybody! I am very excited to be writing a guest post for Kristen. I am visiting from Faith And Daisies, be sure to stop by and say hi! This post is for This Week's Cravings- Cinco de Mayo week. These enchiladas are the only enchiladas I make for me and my husband, they are the best if you like sour cream enchiladas!

The first thing you will do to make these is cook some chicken. The amount is up to you, I usually just want cheese enchiladas so 1 chicken breast is usually enough. I season it with seasoned salt and it's just right for the dish. Once it is cooked, cut it up. My husband and I like our enchiladas a little spicy so I cut up some jalapenos for inside the enchiladas and the sauce. Again, the amount is up to you!

Next, put the chicken, cheese and about half of the jalapenos in the tortillas. I made half of them chicken and cheese and half of them just cheese. I used 8 medium-sized flour tortillas. Roll them up and lay them side by side in a glass baking dish.

Then, prepare the sour cream sauce. Melt the butter in a skillet.

Whisk in the flour until it is smooth and let it cook for a minute or two.

Slowly mix in the chicken broth and let cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. It doesn't have to be super thick but make sure it isn't runny. When it is as thick as you want it, stir in the sour cream.

Once it is completely blended, salt and pepper it to taste and add the rest of the jalapenos. Mix it up and pour over the enchiladas!

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cut into one in the middle to make sure the cheese is melted. If it is, sprinkle more cheese on top and put back in the oven until all melted.

Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

And for good measure, finish off the meal with homemade chocolate chip ice cream :)

Thanks for letting me stop by! See you at This Week's Cravings!


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This Week's Cravings Schedule:

May 2 - Cinco de Mayo!

May 9 - Mother's Day Brunch

May 16 - Hamburger

May 23 - Summer Salads

May 30 - Memorial Day BBQ!

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Our Treasured Home said...

I love the picture!! You both are beautiful!! This recipe looks very delicious! One that could be made ahead of time.


I will have to make these, they look delicious!

Carla and Michael said...

I am loving all of these Mexican recipes. So much inspiration here. Thanks.