Quick Look_______________This is part 2 of enchiladas on dishgracepoint. I recently posted beef enchiladas. They look good, but I think this recipe should save a little more time. It's very similar, but with chicken as the filling.
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hours
- Difficulty: easy
- Labor Intensity: 3-4 extra people should really help.
- 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.
- 6 pound boneless chicken breast (chicken breast is about $2/lb on sale at safeway)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 6 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1 quart sour cream (about $3-5 smart and final, safeway)
- 2 (6.5 lb) cans of enchilada sauce ($7.39 per can @ smart and final)
- 72 white corn tortillas ($3 for 30 or $3 for 90 at costco, smart and final)
- 12 cups (3lbs) shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese mix. (5lbs for $14 at smart and final, 1/2 lb for $2.50 at safeway)
- Total: about $50.00
- Cut chicken into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes.
- Heat some oil in a large skillet.
- Stir fry chicken with salt and pepper. Add more or less to taste
- Add garlic and fry with chicken.
- Wrap corn tortillas in a wet paper towel and heat for 30 seconds (this is so the tortilla is soft) in the microwave.
- Lay tortilla flat, add the chicken, 1/2 of the cheese, and sour cream into each tortilla
- Roll it up, so it looks like a mini burrito.
- Place in a baking tray and cover with "enchilada" sauce--I always like to use chile verde, but there are also chili rojo and others.
- Cover sauce with cheese (be generous)
- Bake in oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes and you're done!
Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________
Not much else to add here. I think you can use flour tortillas as well, but not sure.
Serving size is 2 tortilla's worth per person. Depending on side dishes and how hungry the audience is, I would adjust the quanitity as needed.
I would even suggest shredding 1 head of lettuce and adding it to the tortilla for texture.
[Possible side dish] Serve with tortilla chips, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans...etc