This weekend Ray, my prince charming and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make him something amazing, something that says, "Te Amo!" (I love you!) and "thank you for picking me and for being such an amazing husband!" Well, my good friend Lulu invited us for dinner a few weeks ago and made our taste buds do the happy dance with these amazing enchiladas. So, she was nice enough to share it with me and now I want to share it with you. These enchiladas are so easy and soooooo.....yummy, if you try them I guarantee they will be a hit. Even my picky eater Nathan asked for thirds! So thank you Lulu....you're the best :)
They are creamy and cheesy and so delicious!!
24 corn tortillas
3 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
4 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
Cream of Chicken (family size)
1 garlic clove
about 1/4 cup of chopped onion
Serrano chile (optional)
chicken flavored knorr
Heat some oil in a small frying pan over medium heat.
One at a time warm each tortilla in the hot oil for about 5 seconds turning over once.
Place tortillas on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
Once you have warmed all your tortillas set them aside.
In a medium sized pot add about 3 cups of water, tomatillos and chile.
Bring to a boil and cook until tomatillos are tender.
Crush your little garlic clove up a little....
and give it a rough chop.
Chop up some cilantro.
Garlic, Onion and cilantro are ready for the sauce...
Add tomatillos to blender.
Add garlic, onion and cilantro....
If you want some spice, add your Serrano chile. (I only added half)
Add cream of chicken...
You can add a little Knorr right now or later.
I added it to the mix in the blender.
Puree until nice and creamy.
Pour sauce into a sauce pan and keep warm over low heat.
I highly encourage that you give this sauce a little taste at this point just for motivational purposes!!
Line up some chicken in the center of a tortilla....
Then a little cheese...
Fold over the tortilla...and
Roll. And this is what I would refer to as a taquito!
Then line them up in the pan like this.
With a big spoon pour a generous amount of sauce over your taquitos....and then with a butter knife scoot them over to let the sauce slide down the sides.
sprinkle some cheese on top and cover with foil...
Put them in a 350° oven for 15-20 minutes until nice and warm and cheese is melted.
And because he loves me he gave me the first bite!