Discover the authentic flavor of enchiladas with this easy and delicious recipe. Perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions. Try it now!
Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish that are loved for their bold and rich flavors. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can bring the authentic taste of enchiladas to your kitchen. Whether you’re having a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, this dish is sure to impress.
For the enchiladas:
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1 lb of cooked chicken, shredded
- 1 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, or a blend)
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Vegetable oil, for frying
For the enchilada sauce:
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp of chili powder
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and whisk in the flour until combined.
- Stir in the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt.
- Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
- In a separate skillet, heat a small amount of vegetable oil over medium-high heat and fry the tortillas for 30-60 seconds on each side, or until slightly crispy.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, shredded cheese, chopped onion, and chopped bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- To assemble the enchiladas, place a spoonful of the chicken mixture onto each fried tortilla and roll up tightly.
- Pour the enchilada sauce into a 9×13 inch baking dish and place the rolled enchiladas seam side down on top of the sauce.
- Sprinkle any remaining cheese on top and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve and enjoy!
- You can replace the chicken with beef, pork, or tofu for a different twist on the classic.
- Try adding some diced tomatoes, jalapenos, or avocado for an extra pop of flavor.
Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish that are full of bold and rich flavors. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can bring the authentic taste of enchiladas to your kitchen and impress your family and friends. Whether you’re having a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, this dish is sure to be a hit. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients and make it your own by adding in some extra veggies or using a different type of protein. Enjoy!