Ward House

Hot yummy inside, cold white outside

Nope, not a pastry.  The hot yummy inside were these tastey chicken enchilada as posted by Craft Rookie and OH MY were they good.  The cold white outside was the howling wind and blowing snow outside the windows.

-6 chicken breasts
-1 Tbsp butter
-1 cup chopped onion
-1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
-8oz. grated cheese (mexican mix or mozzarella or monterey jack…whatever)
-1 4oz can diced green chiles
-1/2 cup salsa
-1 cup green enchilada sauce
-3/4 tsp ground cumin
-3/4 cup whipping cream
-1/2 cup chicken broth
-Salt and Pepper to taste
-12-15 7-inch flour tortillas

1) Place chicken in a pot of boiling water to cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes. (I add in some seasonings in with the chicken to give them added flavor–usually some S&P and maybe some Italian seasoning flakes or some all-purpose spice like that.)

2) Remove chicken from heat, drain, cool, and shred chicken.

3) In skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onions and bell peppers until just soft (5-8 minutes). I usually work on this while the chicken is cooling down so I can shred it.

4) Transfer to large bowl–add chicken, half the bag of cheese, green chiles, salsa, and cumin. Season with S&P to taste and mix well.

5) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12x15x2 inch baking pan. Place tortilla on flat surface and place about 1/4 c chicken mixture along edge. Roll up from filling side and place seam-side down in prepared baking dish.

6) Add green enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Combine cream and chicken broth and pour over enchiladas.

7) Cover pan with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 10 more minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Our little local, mom n pop grocery did not have green enchilada sauce so I used regular red.  Also, add the cooked green peppers and onions when you combine the chicken and such and step 4.  This definately made it into the cooking binder.  I believe we had 1.5 left and  that’ll disappear at lunch time.

It is hard to imagine seeds, soil, and gardening when the icicle outside is almost two stories tall – It started in 2nd floor gutter and is almost touching the ground.  Other than knowing what we want to plant and about where, I have done nothing else garden related – the snow seems to have paralyzed more than just the traffic!  This phase will soon pass so I am not going to worry and just wait it out.  Perhaps this is a late ‘hibernation’ for me.  *shrugs*  Growing some greens inside, though, would be nice and the trick will be what to grown them in that is not plastic <- am I making too much of that?  My worms live in plastic.  how safe is that?  Will their poo contain chemicals of which I need to be wary?

Crochet crafting continues, with the completion of another scarflett.  Yes, I’ll take and post some pictures.

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February 11, 2010 - Posted by | Cooking, recipes | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks, I had no idea what to do for dinner and Husband is on a callout and won't be home til 9 or 10, so this will work perfectly. 🙂

    Comment by Meadowlark | February 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. ~those look so yummy…your spiring will come…i feel for all of you who are getting pounded by snow…we are having mild weather just lots of rain…life is shooting up all around outside and i am all to eager to get thing stirring out their in our garden…patience for all…warm wishes and brightest blessings~

    Comment by faerwillow | February 12, 2010 | Reply


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