Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas {Monday Meals}

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Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of HolidaysLast Thursday, Hunter came home from company visit in Dallas. He stayed for dinner and I’m glad I was cooking a new recipe.  I wasn’t sure if he’d like it because it has jalapenos.

Luckily, he loved our Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas . . . and we only had one enchilada for leftovers.

I adapted this from my new Pioneer Woman cookbook:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays


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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comStar by blackening the bell pepper & jalapeno. I put it under the broiler and turned it a few times. Remove when blackened and place in ziploc bag. Cook chicken & veggies. After 15-30 minutes in bag, scrape off black skin. Then, core, seed & chop peppers to add to sauce.

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I slice chicken breasts in half to make 2 thin pieces of meat. Sprinkle with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder. Brown in olive oil.

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While the chicken browns, cut the onion & jalapeno. Remove chicken from skillet & add onions & jalapeno. Grate garlic on top and saute until onion is translucent.

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Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Set aside.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comAdd chicken, chicken bouillon & cream to veggies.  Cook on low to thicken a bit. (Mine didn’t thicken much)

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comAdd paprika & blackened peppers.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comI’m lazy when it comes to making a cream sauce … I use the microwave. So, melt the butter & add flour.  Once combined, add cream and heat on high for 2-3 minutes. It should thicken just a bit. Once a bit thickened, add paprika and grated cheese. Cheese will thicken sauce a little more.

Put a few spoonfuls of chicken mixture on each tortilla.  Roll and place in baking dish. Once you’ve used all the chicken, pour the cream sauce on top. You can see how cheesy these chicken enchiladas will be.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comServe with guacamole or sour cream on top.

I love Mexican food and this one was delicious!  Enjoy!

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