This recipe well…I have done so many ways that the recipe changes each time. I think I will continue to try to perfect it as I go and maybe update or do a new post if I find an even better way to make this. This version is tasty and also not loaded with all the heavy cream some other recipes have (not that I see anything wrong with that- I mean look at my blog) Instead you are using chicken broth and flour as a thickening agent.
Anyway, these enchiladas were introduced to me by my sister Janine, so I kind of took it upon myself to make some changes and adjustments. The recipe is quick and can also be made with things in your pantry and fridge by substituting some ingredients
- 10 soft flour tortillas*
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I used the Mexican blend)
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 can hominy drained
- 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream (you could sub for Greek yogurt as well)
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan.
- Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese, tomatoes, cilantro (reserve some for topping if you would like) and hominy in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
- In the meantime fill your tortillas with the mix and place into a baking pan nice and tight so the tortillas don’t open up during the cooking process
- Back to your liquid- stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not get your liquid too hot as the sour cream can curdle
- Pour over enchiladas and top with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.
*Side note- Tortillas- wheat, multi-grain, corn up to you, corn is a bit more difficult to maneuver. Size is also up to you I use the medium burrito size and I use La Favorita because they are locally owned which I love, and I think they make a great product.
I made extra filling so I ended up freezing it and using it later on. I suggest not freezing the sauce as it doesn’t have a great consistency after reheating. I also had a little avocado and Cholula to add some heat and flavor!
Hope you enjoy. Salud!