Friday, February 19, 2010

Mom's Chicken Enchiladas

My Mom makes the best chicken enchiladas!! I can remember being extra excited for dinner when we knew she was making these! And now the tradition carries on with my children!

Here's how to make my Mom's Chicken Enchiladas...

You'll need:
**chicken, diced & cooked (I like mine shredded. You can also use canned chicken)
**1 onion, diced
**2 lbs. grated cheese
**1 large can tomato sauce
**1 can enchilada sauce
**1 can cream of chicken soup
**1 can diced green chilies
**corn tortillas
**sliced olives

1. Combine chicken, onion, and about 3/4 of the cheese in a large bowl.
2. In a sauce pan, warm up tomato sauce, enchilada sauce, cream of chicken soup, and chilies. Put a little bit of sauce on bottom of a 9x13 cake pan.
3. In a frying pan, heat a little oil. Put corn tortillas in one at a time and warm on both sides.
4. Dip warmed tortillas in sauce mixture, and put in cake pan. Put about 1-2 Tbsp. of chicken mixture in tortilla, and roll up.
5. When done, pour remaining sauce on top of enchiladas, sprinkle with cheese, and add sliced olives.
6. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly.

This recipe makes 2- 9x13 cake pans, plus an 8x8 cake pan full. And my family eats every last bite! We usually serve this with a green salad and corn.


Aly said...

My mama made this recipe (her recipe is slightly different)! It's my favorite! She makes it on my birthday every year with a side baked potatoes with the works and baked asparagus. It's absolutely epic. I've tried to make it before and although everyone at the table raves about my chicken enchiladas, they just don't taste right to me. I guess a mama has to make them ;)

nap time journal said...

yummy, thanks for sharing. I'll be trying this one :)

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

this looks soo good! thanks for sharing, i will definitely be trying this recipe! :)

Maggie said...

thanks for the recipe, will try it..

O'Quilts said...

Today is Friday, March 5th...and guess what I made for dinner at my house here in Charlotte, NC? Your mother's enchiladas and you are right, they were perfect!! Thank you.