Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do NOT mix the Chicken Enchiladas with Applesauce

Okay, so do you remember this post when I talked about my crazy fear of foods touching and how I was the best mom in the world for buying many, many slotted plates so that my kids wouldn't have to have their food touch either? Yeah this was Alexa's plate the other night.

Lets see, there is some mixing a little bit of corn with the applesauce and some applesauce with the chicken enchiladas. I also think there was milk in there somewhere too. I could have puked. Actually I almost did just taking this picture. She always "dunks" and mixes her food with other foods...I have a feeling I didn't accomplish passing on the crazy with her. Which could be a good thing, but looking at that plate....nope. I'll keep trying harder with her. :)

Anyway, since I brought them up, here is the recipe for the (white sauce) chicken enchiladas I make. They are SO yummy. Seriously, make them and let me know. I very loosely use this recipe, meaning I measure nothing when cooking and also add in other things I might think is good.

1 T butter
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 t garlic powder
1 (4.5 ounce) can of diced green chilies
1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
6 (7 inch) flour tortillas
1/4 milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease large baking dish.
2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and saute the onions until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic powder, then stir in the green chilies, soup, and sour cream. Mix well. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of this sauce and set aside. To the remaining sauce in pan, add the chicken and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Stir together.

3. Fill each flour tortilla with the chicken mixture and roll up. Place seam down in the baking dish.

4. In a small bowl, combine the reserved sauce with the milk. Spoon mixture over the rolled tortillas. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes. Top with the remaining 1/2 cheese and bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Super easy and so delish! Sometimes when I feel really lazy I just use dried minced onions instead of cutting an onion up, gives a lot of the same flavor. Also, if I remember to get some I will add in a couple big scoops of ricotta cheese into the sauce...because I live in WI and our moto is you can't eat enough cheese, or something like that. I usually add way more chicken and shredded cheese than they call for too. Oh, and I have used whatever shredded cheese we have on hand not just cheddar. So really mine turn out nothing like this recipe is meant to be but you get the idea. :)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great recipe!! Looks really easy which is what I love! I once asked my son what would happen if his vegies touched his meat and he just looked at me! Read your previous post and saw that you have scoliosis. I also have it! Although I didn't find out until 2 years ago! My sister had the surgery when she was 15 but no one thought to check out the older sister. And to think my parents could have had a pay for one surgery, get one free! Thanks for following!!!

Kathryn said...

cool another recipe to add to the it!! caqnt wait to try!

Sonya said...

I agree that food should not touch each other! In fact I would go as far as eating off the slotted plates MYSELF!!

Can't wait to try this recipe out. :)

Heidi said...

Ohhh I need to try this.
We have plates just the like the ones you pictured only they have robots on them. I like you can't stand touching. Dade is just like me, but I can tell the girls are going to be the opposite.

Bethany said...

I just made chicken enchiladas Monday. It's almost the same recipe except instead of soup I make a roux and add chicken broth. Now I'm hungry for them again though. :)

Katrina said...

Seeing that applesauce over all the food makes me shiver. :)

The enchiladas look great! That's definitely something I would like to try.

Tyler said...

Yummo... I will def. have to give this a try... I am not from WI but cheese is so my fav food!! :) Cheese and choc. can cure anything!! I will let ya know how mine turns out

He & Me + 3 said...

My SIL doesn't mix her food either. YOu are too funny. Those enchiladas look delish. I thought you lived in MN.

B-Dub said...

Oh my yummy! I'm gonna have to try these! Great photos, btw.

And yep, I butchered a deer. I should blog it, but I think the photos might offend the weak stomached or animal activist.

Jess :) said...

You cook just like me!!!! No measuring, adding this and that, etc. YaY! :) It drives people nuts when they ask me for a recipe and I say, "Um...sure, well, actually I don't really follow one!" ;)

You totally crack me up about your food touching issues!! I have another friend who is just like you and it makes me laugh every time!

Jess :) said...

Oh, and I will definitely be trying that recipe! Yumm-O! I'll let you know what I think!

Sarah said...

Oooh, that sounds yummy!!! I'll definitely have to try that. I think I'll skip putting applesauce over mine though. :)

Jen said...

First, these will have to find my way on to my menu! They sound wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I will let you know what we think!

Second...Oh, that plate, well...I think we have "talked" about this before, but I HATE my food touch also, so you are NOT the only crazy person out here. Ugh, why do our kids do this to us??? :) They "should" know this bothers us. :) All kidding aside, I am just like you in this area, hey, maybe we should do a post on how we make it through Thanksgiving dinner. My girls used to love to have applesauce, corn and chicken nuggets...on bread.

Stephanie said...

You're so funny!!!!!! We all have our pet peeves :)

Tina Fisher said...

I bookmarked this page so I can come back for the looks so yummy!

Did you get your haircut? New picture for you? I like it!


blueviolet said...

Oh yummy! The recipe, not that mess on the plate, lol

mrs. buckster said...

ummm...YUM! i'm so going to have to try this! and i promise that when i do, there will be no applesauce or milk mixed in there anywhere. *shudders* silly, alexa!

Emma and Company said...

Yummy!! That is so funny-my SIL cannot have her food touch either and I love to mix all my stuff up-so it doesn't bother me at all when Emma's stuff is all gooey and yucky looking! LOL

Helga said...

Yummy the Chicken Enchiladas look soooo good. I need to try this recipe.

Jennifer Haas said...

Okay, those look so darn good. Why do kids want to go and add things that don't belong, like applesauce?

3LittleMonkeys said...

I also cannot stand my food touching. My family thinks I am C-R-A-Z-Y! So glad to meet another "crazy" person.

Thanks for the recipe, looks good!

carma said...

Forget the food - I've been racking my brains out all afternoon pondering the MOA acronym :D

Amanda said...

Look at you doing a cooking segment on your blog!! I love it! Now your stuck. You have to do one at least every week ok??