Ethnicity:Mexican Food Type:Casserole Preparation Time:n/a Servings:n/a Author: Steve Tyminski EmailIngredients:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 roasted green chilies seeded and cut in strips
1 large can of red enchilada sauce
2 cups Mexican cheese
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 diced green onions
1/3 cup sliced black olives
pinch of cayenne
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tbsp vegetable oil
12 corn tortillas
Preheat the oven to 425.
Saute the onion and in the oil in a pan over low/medium heat until translucent, add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Remove from stove and set aside.
Rinse the chicken and then poach in a large pot of simmering water until done. This will take about ten minutes or so; be sure to cut through a piece to check if it’s cooked through! Drain the cooked chicken, retaining the liquid (for use in making rice), and set aside to cool.
Once the chicken has cooled, cut into enough pieces to have one piece per enchilada. Mix the cheese, cayenne, cumin, onion and garlic mixture. Stir well to combine.
Pour half a can of enchilada sauce in a large glass casserole dish. Fill each softened corn tortilla with one piece of chicken, one strip of green chili, and some of the cheese mixture. Roll up and place seam-side down in the dish and repeat with the remaining tortillas.
Once you have filled up the dish completely, pour the enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese, add diced green onion and olive slices. Cover loosely with tin foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another ten.
Serve with chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, avocado slices, sour cream, sliced radish, cubed cucumber, and fresh Pico de Gallo salsa.
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