Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

It's been a LONG time since I have been on here. I adapted this recipe for cream cheese enchiladas from the blog, Our Family Treat(Check out their blog! LOTS of yummy looking recipes!). These enchiladas are delicious!! I have another YUMMY recipe using chicken, cream cheese and green chilis to share with you soon.

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
  • 2 Chicken Breasts-shredded
  • 1 8 oz block Cream Cheese
  • 1 28 oz can Green Enchilada Sauce (I like La Victoria, but if any of you have a good homemade green sauce recipe....PLEASE share:))
  • 1 can Black Beans-rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cooked Rice-with juice from one lime and the lime zest. Also add ~1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro. (I add the lime zest to the rice while cooking and then add the lime juice and cilantro after the rice has cooked.)
  • 6-8 Tortillas
  • 1-2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese.

Directions: Mix the chicken, cream cheese and ~2 cups of the enchilada sauce together and set aside. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray, pour ~1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of the pan. Layer about 1/4 cup of rice, then black beans (as much as you would like) and then about 1/4-1/2 cup of chicken mixture on each tortilla. Wrap up the tortilla lay seam side down on 9 x 13 baking sheet. Continue until mixture is gone. Top with 1 cup enchilada sauce and 1-2 cups of Monterrey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes covered. Then uncover for about 5 minutes to brown cheese.

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  1. So this is probably a completely stupid question, but are you supposed to cook the rice and then add the lime juice and lime zest?

  2. Not a stupid question at all...I add the lime zest to the rice and then cook. Then I add the lime juice and cilantro after it is cooked.

  3. These look so good! Will be trying them.

  4. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. Yum. <3

  5. Hello! A good friend of mine recommended your blog, and I just fell in love with it! I am new at blogging and just set up my own: you should check it out! I posted a recipe for green enchilada sauce that is to die for! Thank you for sharing, I have many of your recipes I am planing to try!



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