Shredded chicken enchiladas

    1 hour 35 min

    Chicken and peppers with cheese, tomatoes and spices. Baked and topped with sour cream. Serve as part of a Mexican feast. Delicious. Makes 2 fat enchiladas.

    Samantha's Supper

    Kent, England, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1 chicken breast
    • olive oil
    • 1/2 yellow pepper, finely diced
    • 1/2 onion, finely diced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 3 peppers from jar, finely chopped
    • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely diced
    • 1 good pinch oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste)
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 flour tortillas
    • 1 good handful grated cheese
    • soured cream to serve
    • avocado slices to serve (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Place the chicken in an ovenproof dish and bake until cooked through, about 35 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the yellow pepper and onion. Cook until softened, 5 to 7 mintues. Add the garlic, jarred peppers and 1/2 the tomatoes. Mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes over medium heat.
    3. Add the oregano, seasoning, chilli powder and vinegar. Mix well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    4. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.
    5. Mix the chicken with pepper mix and coriander.
    6. Divide the mixture evenly between the 2 tortillas. Fold over the sides and secure with a cocktail stick. Scatter over the cheese and the remaining tomatoes.
    7. Place into a baking dish lined with baking parchment. At this point the dish can be placed into the fridge for baking later.
    8. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 until the chicken is piping hot and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes.
    9. Serve with a dollop of soured cream and avocado slices along with some extra coriander.


    See my recipes for Mexican rice and Salsa to serve with these enchiladas.

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    This is fantastic to have my students create. I teach double lessons and its hard to find something with enough of challenge that tastes fantastic, the students couldn't get enough of them!  -  27 Apr 2014