Cheesy chicken enchiladas

    30 min

    A very easy chicken enchilada bake that doesn't require any enchilada sauce. It's creamy, cheesy and quite mild - add the chillies to taste. Use red jalapenos for an even milder version. Serve 2 enchiladas on a plate and surround with lettuce and tomatoes. Top with guacamole and enjoy!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 275g cubed cooked chicken
    • 250ml soured cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 120ml vegetable oil for frying
    • 12 corn tortillas
    • jarred jalapenos, to taste - chopped
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a baking dish. Combine the chicken, soured cream, salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Dip the corn tortillas into the hot oil one at a time until softened, about 10 seconds each. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture onto each tortilla, spread down the centre and roll into a cylinder. Place seam side down into the prepared baking dish. When all tortillas are filled and rolled, sprinkle the jalapenos over all and top with the Cheddar cheese.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and the enchiladas are hot, 12 to 15 minutes.

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    This was very easy, fast and delicious! I sauted some garlic and olive oil and added some salsa to the sauce for more flavor. My family loved it!  -  18 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WOW! This was delicious! I made it exactly as stated only I used reduced fat sour cream and 2% monterey jack cheese to cut calories a little. My daughter who is super picky about her food raved about it! I made the whole tray and there was none left! Awesome!  -  19 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really wish I'd read the reviews (all of them) before I made these. It seems that a lot of people who rated this a four or five altered the recipe and added flavor. I found that this lacked flavor. I followed the recipe exactly as far as ingredients were concerned. I did use some of the cheese and chilies in the filling, but still found that these were incredibly bland and somewhat dry. The toppings are what made them taste good. I topped mine with sour cream and guacamole and added more of each as I ate my serving. My husband, on the other hand, doesn't care for guacamole and passed on the sour cream. He didn't finish his portion. It does make a beautiful presentation, but I probably won't make this one again.  -  30 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)