I recently discovered that one of Captain America’s favorite dishes is homemade Chicken Enchiladas!
We set about creating a recipe, admittedly not making all the sauces from scratch, as this was our first time preparing the dish and we wanted something that was easy for you to quickly recreate at home.
I once made authentic Chicken Enchiladas with a Mexican friend – the recipe pretty much took all day, and although the taste was well worth the effort not everyone has the time or the inclination to spend all day cooking.
This solves that problem – it is a quick to prepare dish which just bakes in the oven before you are ready to eat.
We were really pleased with the results. It was delicious with just the right amount of seasoning and I can totally understand why Chicken Enchiladas is one of Captain America’s favorite dishes!
Here’s what you need to do:
In a medium bowl add the onion, chicken, corn and green chilies. Set aside 1/2 cup of mixed green chilies, corn and onion to add to the topping. Add the seasonings and stir. Set aside.
Warm the tortillas, 2 at a time, in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Place about 3/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of the warm tortilla. Roll the mixture so it fills most of the length of the tortilla. Wrap the mixture and fold in the edges so the tortilla makes a parcel. Place in 9 x 13 baking dish.
Repeat using all 12 tortillas and pack them tightly into the baking dish
In a bowl, add the 1/2 cup of corn, green chiles and onion mix to the cans of enchilada sauce and stir.
Pour over the entire baking dish – make sure it does not overflow. Add most of the grated cheeses over the top of the sauce – save some for later.
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Add the rest of the cheese and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown (you can always cheat at the end and broil the top so that the cheese bubbles and begins to brown)
Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve.