The BEST Chicken Enchiladas and Enchilada Sauce

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The best Chicken Enchiladas and Enchilada Sauce is an easy and delicious dinner recipes idea you can enjoy any day of the week. You start by using the chicken from your rotisserie chicken and combining it with some enchilada sauce. You can either use an enchilada sauce from a can or make your homemade recipe. You will then add shredded cheese, cilantro and chopped green chiles to the chicken. The next step is to soften the tortillas. This is an important step because if you try to roll up the enchiladas without softening them first, you will end up with a big mess. Softening the tortillas is easy to do, simply wrap them in paper towels, then microwave them for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. You just want to be sure they are nice and warm and soft. This is one of the best family recipes and sure to be a hit. This food idea for chicken enchiladas is delicious and full of flavor.

The popular tortilla is a type of thin flatbread that can be used in a variety of recipes. The tortilla was originally derived from the corn tortilla, which is a flatbread made of corn and is a popular recipe made with an unleavened, water based dough, and then pressed and cooked similar to corn tortillas. In Spanish, the word tortilla has different meanings depending on the region that you are in. In Spain, a tortilla recipe is a Spanish omelet of eggs and potatoes. In Mexico and Central America a tortilla is a corn tortilla and in other places, a tortilla is a flour tortilla. A popular recipe that uses tortillas is the bean burrito. Bean burritos are a popular recipe that uses a tortilla to wrap a filling of sometimes beans, salsa, guacamole, meat, and shredded cheese. Burritos are eaten with the fillings wrapped inside of the flour tortilla.

Nutrition Facts for: The BEST Chicken Enchiladas and Enchilada Sauce from Your Home Based Mom

Ingredients: Chicken, cheese, enchilada sauce, green chilies, fresh cilantro, corn tortillas, olive oil, onion, chili powder, garlic cloves, cumin, sugar, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.

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

* Per Serving: Calories 266, Calories from Fat 117, Total Fat 13.0g 20%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 57mg 19%, Sodium 526mg 22%, Potassium 392mg 11%, Carbohydrates 19.4g 6%, Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%, Sugars 2.8g, Protein 20.1g, Vitamin A 21%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 27%, Iron 20%%

The addition of chili powder in the enchilada sauce recipe is what gives the recipe its unique flavor and color. Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit that comes from one or more varieties of chile peppers. Chili powder recipes sometimes have the addition of other spices. Chili powder is used as a spice or flavoring to add pungency or piquancy to recipes. Chili powder is often known by the specific type of chile pepper that is used, an example being cayenne pepper. Chili powder is used in a variety of cuisines, which include Tex-Mex, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Korean. A chili powder blend is mostly made of chile peppers and blended with other spices that can include cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt. Thank you to Leigh Anne at "Your Home Based Mom" recipe site for sharing this easy and delicious dinner recipes idea for chicken enchiladas and enchilada sauce. Some of the recipes you will find on her site include the best family recipes, food ideas, dessert ideas, main dish recipes, side dish, slow cooker recipes, meat recipes and so much more. *

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