Chicken Enchilada




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

This week I have been making my kids their favorite meals because I am leaving next week to go home. I made chicken enchiladas and the only complaint was I did not make enough. 

Step 1: Ingredients

This is what you will need:

2 pre-cooked chicken breast or approximately 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
1-2 De-seeded and diced Serrano peppers
1-2 crushed garlic cloves
1/2 Cup Crema Mexicana or sour cream
1/2 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 Cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
1/4 Cup cooking oil
4-6 Corn tortillas
Salt and pepper to taste
Green onion and black olives for garnish if desired 

You will also need a small rectangle baking dish, tongs, and paper towels.


Step 2: Sauce

Making the sauce:

Combine the Serrano peppers, garlic,and Crema Mexicana, to the Cream of mushroom soup. 
Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Step 3: Spread the Sauce

Spread a small layer of the sauce over the bottom of the pan; and add a tiny bit of water as shown:


Step 4: Fry Tortillas

Fry the tortillas in hot oil a few seconds on each side; you want them to be soft and pliable so you can roll them after they are filled.

Step 5: Layer the Tortilla Filling

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread a little sauce on the tortilla shell.
Add a layer of chicken as shown.
Add cheese.
Roll into a roll.
Place the enchilada seam side down into the pan.
Add a little more sauce to the top.
Add Cheese.
Add olives if desired.


Step 6: Bake

Bake the enchiladas for 40 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

The Crema Mexicana adds a unique flavor to the enchiladas. Sour cream may be used instead  but the flavor will be quite different. This is an entry for the Mexican food contest if you think it is worthy of your vote. Thanks in advance.

I wish to thank Instructables, our sponsors, contributors, and all my visitors for making this a great place to share. Thanks for stopping by and do have a Happy Day!




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    10 Discussions


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I hope you try it. We have them at least once a week. Thanks for stopping by and do have a splendid week!



    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sunshiine.....your family is very lucky to have you! do they appreciate
    all these delicious food you have being cooking for them??? you seem to be an A class cook!

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hello shazni, yes, my family shows their appreciation. My son-in-law requested that I come for a visit and paid my airfare. As far as being an A class cook ?? I am not sure about that. The truth is I am still learning. Now that I have he time to experiment I enjoy it. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate your support as always. Have a safe and Happy Spring.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Your son-in-law is very lucky....Also your daughter. A woman will love her husband more when she sees her husband being loving to her parents :-) .

    Hope the love and joy continues in your family.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    These look so delicious! Great job (again) sunshiine. Have an awesome week! :-)

    Voted also! I really do hope your dedication will pay off - you should win a prize!

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks sooo much. I am really trying to improv e my picture quality by learning the camera. It is a long process and I am a slow learner lol!

    I will have an awesome week and you too!



    5 years ago

    These look amazing! You are speaking to my heart! (And my stomach)

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I embrace your compliment and thank you! they are very tasty and well worth trying. Thank you for stopping by and do have a happy spring!