Mouthwatering Chicken Enchiladas for Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mouthwatering Chicken Enchiladas for Cinco de Mayo

Let’s Get Our Fiesta On!

Even though there might be some confusion as to why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla), there is no questioning the deliciousness of these amazing chicken enchiladas with green chili cream sauce. Pssst … the secret is the creamy sauce. Now, let’s celebrate!

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 16 ounces Hiland Dairy Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Hiland Dairy Butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup Hiland Dairy Sour Cream
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Divide half the chicken, 14 ounces of cheese and onion among the 8 tortillas.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 1

Roll up each tortilla and place them seam-side down in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside. Tip: You will have leftovers for another batch of 4-6 enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 2

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 3

Add the flour and whisk until mixture begins to boil.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 4

Slowly add the broth and stir until thickened. Add the sour cream and green chilies, and heat thoroughly. Tip: Be sure not to boil.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 5

Pour cream sauce over enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 6

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 5 more minutes.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Chili Cream Sauce Step 7

Garnish with green onions, cilantro and black olives.

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Diva’s Tip

These enchiladas go great with your favorite salsa, Hiland Dairy Sour Cream, chips and a refreshing glass of Hiland Dairy Milk. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva

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