Tuesday, June 18, 2013

taste of tuesday: a recipe so easy, I can make it

I'm not shy about admitting my flaws in the kitchen. I'm not kidding when I say I can't cook.

However, my poor husband works longer days than I do, so when I come up with something that I can cook, I get pretty proud of myself. This recipe just dawned on me one day and it is so easy, you may already make it at home. Seriously, I don't think it gets simpler.

The Easiest Enchiladas, Ever

You will need:

Shredded chicken (my favorite grocery store sells a pre-cooked spicy variety ideal for enchiladas)
Cheese - as much as you like (I used cheddar and monterrey jack)
One can of enchilada sauce
Tortillas (I recommend corn but I'm sure flour will work)

HEB did not sponsor this post, but if they wanted to, I would have let them.


Bowl
13x9 baking dish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Heat chicken so that it is crumble-able. I did mine for 30 seconds.

Crumble chicken in a bowl. Add as much cheese as you like. I like most of my cheese on the tops of my enchiladas, so I just used a small handful. Then, add enough sauce to make a moist mixture and stir.



Put a little bit of sauce in the bottom of your baking dish so that the enchiladas don't stick to the pan. No one wants to clean that up.

Use a little more than this. Mine got stuck.


Heat tortillas in the microwave for 15ish seconds so they are pliable.

Spoon some of your mixture into a warm tortilla. Roll up and place in pan. Repeat for every tortilla (I had eight).

No idea why this photo is stretched out but you get the idea.




Pour sauce and sprinkle cheese over your enchiladas. I like a lot of sauce so I used the rest of the can. I also like cheese so I added a lot of that too.

Pre-oven


Bake until warm and melty. Fifteen minutes worked for me.

It tasted better than it looked. How can you go wrong with lots of cheese?


There you go! Ready to serve with minimal clean-up! I'm sure you could top them with avocado or sour cream or add some diced veggies into the mix for some nutrition added to your dinner. But, if your cooking and/or laziness skills rival mine, you can just call this dinner for a night and vow to eat better the next day.

Linking up with lots of ladies today!

Do you have any recipes this easy? Let me know. My husband loves when I cook dinner..




13 comments:

  1. Umm, why didn't I ever think of this?! I made enchiladas one time and they were SO time consuming! I need to make these... especially because HEB (best grocery store ever!) carries that shredded chicken! Glad you linked up with us!

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  2. I was literally just telling Tyler that we need to make some enchiladas! I just dread the prep work and then the cleanup! This is just perfect.. can't wait to try this!!!

    Thanks for linking up with Ash and I! :)

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  3. this is amazing! So easy and looks so delish!

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  4. Oooh, wonder if I could get away with making this for dinner tonight. I need something easy to do lol. Pinned this on pinterest! :)

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  5. I keep shredded chicken (usually from picking a rotisserie chicken) in the freezer for occasions such as these.

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  6. YUM! Quick, easy & delicious.. right up my alley!

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  7. i make something very similar to this, but buy the rotisserie chickens from the store and use them! that way we can use the left over chicken later in the week for other meals.

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  8. Wow quickest enchiladas ever! Yum! I like the idea of using already cooked chicken. :)

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  9. I absolutely LOVE HEB! I'm definitely trying this soon. I love easy recipes! Thanks for linking up lovely! :)

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  10. Oh yes I am adding this to my to make list! Looks delicious and simple!!! So glad you linked up so I can now follow along!!!

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  11. Ohh, yes ma'am/ Tex Mex is the best and this looks so good

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  12. Oh yum yum yum!! Enchiladas are my absolute favorite, and these look easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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