(I was forward thinking and took photos, but people were impatiently waiting to eat it and so I have exactly zero photos of what it looks like dished up on a plate.)
Because we are a gluten-free household, and especially because Sophia is the one with Celiac, I adapted the recipe to be gluten-free. When I made these in October for Bria's birthday, I found out the hard way that most enchilada sauces conatain wheat. I have included the gluten-free adaptions here, but it is easy enough to make it normally (easier, probably).
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Ingredients:5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12-15 flour tortillas (I use Food for Life brand GF Brown Rice Tortillas to substitute)
1 block cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 white onion, diced
1 large can green chile enchilada sauce (La Victoria brand is gluten-free)
1 16 oz block monterey jack cheese, grated
Directions:Cook the chicken breasts in a crock pot on low for about 4 hours. Let cool a while, then shred thoroughly.
I actually use my Kitchen Aid mixer to shred my chicken. Shredding the chicken was always the absolute worst part of making this meal until I learned this trick. It has changed my life! Throw your cooked chicken breasts into the mixing bowl and using the paddle attachment, "mix" the chicken on a lower speed for about 30 seconds. That's all it takes!
And, voila! You have shredded chicken. In 30 seconds. What once used to take me up to 20 minutes to shred properly now only takes 30 seconds. I'm still absolutely delighted by this fact.
Add cream cheese, sour cream, and diced onion to shredded chicken and mix well. I just continue doing it in the Kitchen Aid since the chicken is already in there. If you want your enchiladas to be spicier, you could add some actual green chiles to the mix, too. I have done this before, but my children prefer it without. The chiles also add a bit of color to all the whiteness.
Fill tortillas with a couple spoonfuls of the chicken mixture, roll up and place in 9x13 casserole dish. I like to fill mine up pretty full, but you'll have to gauge how much of the chicken mixture you have to how many tortillas you can fit in your casserole dish. Sometimes some of the rolls are definitely more full than others.
Pour enchilada sauce over tortillas, covering thoroughly.
Top with grated monterey jack cheese. Bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.
I usually serve these enchiladas with a green salad and some sort of corn dish on the side. They are incredibly filling though, so you don't need much to go with them.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
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