Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever

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If you are looking for easy Mexican meals, try out the Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever. Mexican recipes are very popular not just in Mexico but all over North America. Since Mexico is a part of North America, may of the traditional Mexican meals have become equally loved in Canada and the United States. There are great authentic Mexican restaurants that share their delicious cuisine with us all, and awesome mexican recipes like this one that we can try making ourselves at home. You can try out this simple and yummy recipe for Chicken Enchiladas and see how you and your family likes it. Even if your kids are super picky eaters, they may just love this recipe, with all of the cheese and tomato sauce, who could resist it? The other great thing is that this recipe can be ready within an hour. The ingredients are fairly healthy as well, and with a nice green salad on the side, this could be a really great balanced meal.

Enchiladas or a variation of the recipe has been made since ancient times in the land we call Mexico, the Mayan, and Aztec people used tortillas to wrap up many foods, and they also would just eat them plain and dip them into delicious sauces. Usually, the tortillas were made out of corn that was ground into a powder or flour, and over the years they have also been made with wheat flour. You can even try your hand at making simple tortillas at home, and there are plenty of recipes for tortillas on the internet. Enchilada is a Nahuatl name for flute, since the rolled up tortillas look somewhat like a flute in their shape. Meat or vegetables are placed inside the tortilla, and they are rolled up to be eaten easily. There are other Mexican recipes that include using tortillas like burritos, tacos and tostadas and even tortilla chips that can be dipped in salsa or guacamole are made by baking the tortillas until they are nice and crispy.

Nutrition Facts for:Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever from Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients: Vegetable oil, onion, boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced green chiles, black beans, flour tortillas, Mexican-blend shredded cheese, red enchilada sauce.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 635, Calories from Fat 229, Total Fat 25.5g 39%, Saturated Fat 11.8g 59%, Cholesterol 120mg 40%, Sodium 558mg 23%, Potassium 1243mg 36%, Carbohydrates 53.6g 18%, Dietary Fiber 12.6g 50%, Sugars 2.5g, Protein 49.5g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 45%, Iron 40%

This recipe could also be altered to be meatless by filling the tortillas with some vegetables instead of meat and using a homemade cheesy sauce made with nuts and lemon juice. Some vegetables that mimic meat well are mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and eggplant. A nice mix of vegetables would taste delicious with the enchilada sauce from this recipe. Other easy Mexican meals include pozole which is a hearty soup made with corn and pork, or Aztec soup which has avocado and chicken in it, then there is always the simple chicken and rice with beans as one of the traditional Mexican meals as well as Chicken with a rich mole sauce that is actually made out of chocolate. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? A big thank you, to Ali, from Gimme Some Oven for this awesome chicken enchilada recipe that we will all enjoy trying. Check out Ali's great website for more fabulous recipes including recipes for Pizzas, dessert recipes like berry cheesecake pops and dark chocolate avocado mousse, and yummy breakfast recipes like a banana chai smoothie or a spring vegetable egg casserole.***

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