Festive Red and Green Enchiladas

I know it has been a while since I’ve written! Things have gotten a bit crazy! I am still adjusting to my new house as well as a new job. I am traveling a lot for work now which has been awesome. Through my travels I’ve gotten to eat at some really great restaurants and am being inspired to cook new things and come up with new recipes! On this Sunday, the week before Christmas I decided to make something comforting, and festive in color! Enchiladas!

2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 10oz cans of red enchilada sauce

1 4oz can of diced green chiles

6 flour tortillas

1 and 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese

1 tbs light sour cream

Hot sauce to taste

You could really make this recipe with whatever type of meat you have or are in the mood for. Today I used chicken. For an enchilada i like the meat to be shredded inside. The easiest way for me to make shredded chicken is to poach it. You could bake it or esen buy a rotisserie chick and pull it whatever you prefer. Poaching is a good way to not add extra fat to the meat. To do this place chicken breasts in a pot and cover with water. Season water with salt, pepper, cayenne (whatever spices go well with the dish). Bring water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Next turn heat off and let chicken sit for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and let cool a bit and then shred with 2 forks.

Once you have your protein shredded add it to a pan with one can of enchilada sauce and the can of diced green chiles. Warm everything through and let everything mix together. Open our second can of sauce and cover the bottom of your baking dish with sauce. Scoop chicken-sauce mixture into each tortilla, roll and place in the baking dish. Cover with remaining sauce and then sprinkle on hot sauce. Sprinkle cheese over top to cover everything! Bake for 375 for about 20-30 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with a little sour cream.

While I was making this dish I cranked up the Christmas music and wrapped some gifts while it was baking. It is a nice, warm comforting dish and the red and green is perfect for the holiday season!

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