Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not-So-TexMex Enchiladas

It will be awhile before I'm able to cook enchiladas like the locals, but until then I have a recipe that was a hit at the Clark house last night. It was my first attempt at enchiladas--ever. Surprising, I know.  This recipe is SO simple and comes from Gourmet Magazine. I made simple substitutions for a lower calorie dish. Hopefully, I'll be able to share a true TexMex dish in the near future.

Baked Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups prepared salsa
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 12 to 14 soft round 6 to 8-inch flour or corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a medium bowl cream together the cream cheese and the sour cream. Stir in 1/2 cup of the salsa. Stir in 1 cup of the grated cheese. In a second bowl toss together the chicken, the corn, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt, pepper, and 1/2 of the scallions. Add the chicken mixture to the cheese mixture and stir to combine.
In a baking dish spread a 1/2 cup of the salsa over the bottom. Place about a 1/3 cup of the filling on a corn tortilla, roll up and transfer to the baking dish with the seam side down. Repeat process for remaining tortillas. Pour remaining salsa over enchiladas, spreading to coat all of them. Sprinkle remaining grated cheese over the top. Enchiladas may be prepared up to this point 12 hours in advance. Transfer to preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until hot and bubbly. Enchiladas may be reheated, covered with aluminum foil, before service. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions and serve warm.


Katie said...

Looks delish!!

Erica Clark said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe...can't wait to try it!