Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crock Pot Chicken & Chicken Enchiladas

Here is another recipe created by my hubby. He's very creative in the kitchen and this is a great staple recipe that can be used to make many things. Tonight he used the flavorful chicken to make these Chicken Enchiladas while I was at work.

J's Crock Pot Chicken recipe:
Place the following into the Crock Pot:
1 small diced onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1 small can diced green chilies
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen works fine too).
Sprinkle top of chicken with
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
a couple twists of freshly cracked black pepper and
the juice of 1 lime

Pour low sodium chicken broth over the chicken enough to just cover (about 3-4 cups). COOK on high setting for 4-5 hours. STRAIN liquid (I reserve this flavorful broth to make Spanish rice), SHRED chicken, chili and onion mixture with two forks. Add 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro and a twist of fresh lime juice to finish then salt to taste. This shredded chicken is great for so many things; our favs are enchilada filling, tamale casserole and chicken taquitos.

Here's what the finished chicken looks like

Place a few tablespoons of shredded chicken mixture in a tortilla, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and a spoonful of enchilada sauce, roll up tightly. Fill a 9x13 baking dish with enchiladas and cover in enchilada sauce and additional sprinkle of cheddar cheese. BAKE @ 350'F about 15-20 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. It's always best to used homemade enchilada sauce but of course that's not always possible so a good bottled sauce will work well too.


Christine said...

You know what I love the most about your blog? Your recipes are totally DOABLE! Andrew and I were drooling over the chicken enchiladas so I looked at the crock pot chicken instructions more carefully and I was SO excited - I understood every single one! I could make this!

We need to get your blog more traffic! I think your recipes could help LOTS of families out...

The Bellow Family

Mama said...

You can totally do this! Gotta love a recipe where the crock pot does all the work. :o)

MonkeyDragon said...

Where do you find gluten free enchilada sauce? or do you make your own, recipe?

Kelly said...

Thanks for the comment MonkeyDragon! Your best bet is to make homemade enchilada sauce in a big batch and freeze it in smaller portions for later.

Although not as tasty as homemade, there are some store bought gluten free sauces out there such as Hatch, La Victoria and Las Palmas. You can check each manufacturer's webpage to verify.

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