Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Enchiladas in Jalapeño Cream Sauce


I have made these three times in the past month.  Cheesy Chicken Spinach Enchiladas in Jalapeño Cream Sauce.  

Chicken, onion, spinach, and cheese, all rolled up on soft tortilla shells and baked under a smooth and spicy jalapeño cream sauce.

So easy, and oh so good.  Saute onions and wilt spinach.


Shred some cooked chicken.


Stir together.


Shred cheese.


Stir some more.


  Roll up in a tortilla shell.



Smother in a creamy jalapeño sauce.


Bake and eat.


Cheesy Chicken Spinach Enchiladas in Jalapeño Cream Sauce


3 chicken breasts
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp oil
1 tbsp butter
1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
1 10 ounce bag of baby spinach
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp minced pickled jalapeño pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar or monterey jack, or a combination of both

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tbsp pickled  jalapeño pepper
6 ounces cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste

8-12 large flour tortillas

Start with seasoning and cooking your chicken.  I have microwave steamed my chicken breasts, and I've cooked them in a pan on the stove top.  Do whatever works best for you.  You could even use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store if it's easier for you.  Chop/shred your cooked chicken and set aside.

Grease a casserole dish and preheat oven to 350°F.

Melt oil and butter together in a large pan and add onion.  Cook until soft and translucent.  Add spinach, garlic, and jalapeño.  Cook until spinach is wilted.  Remove from heat.  Add chicken and shredded cheese, stir to combine.

In a blender, puree cream and jalapeño peppers.  Pour mixture into a medium saucepan along with cream cheese and stir over medium heat until cream cheese is melted.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon filling onto tortilla shells and roll closed.  Place seam side down in casserole dish and cover in sauce.  I end up with anywhere between 8-12 filled tortillas, depending on how much I fill them. 

Place foil over casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through.




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19 comments:

  1. YUM. Someone made me enchiladas after I had had my second baby and I was enamored. Always a great recipe to try!

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  2. Mmmmm Nom! I am really peckish now. What a great dinner idea! I love enchiladas and will give this a go! #PoCoLo

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  3. Oh my goodness, these look UTTERLY gorgeous! I definitely need to try them. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  4. This is comfort food at its best! Looks delish.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  5. These sound mouth-watering! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  6. Yum!! I love all the veggies in this recipe

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  7. my mouth literally started watering and I think I just drooled on my keyboard.

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  8. That looks amazing! I've pinned this and will be trying it soon for sure-my 15 yr old son will love this!

    Thanks for sharing at the #sundaysdownunder linky party.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  9. OH my...this looks AMAZING!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. This looks seriously delicious! Enchiladas are a favorite around here! Can't wait to try your recipe, it looks fantastic! Pinned and Tweeted! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW link party! Have a beautiful week!
    Christine @ CherishingaSweetLife

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  11. Wow, these look fabulous! The spinach sounds like a great addition. Thanks for joining the #OMHGWW Linkup this week!

    Shellie @ShellieBowdoin

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  12. I love the addition of spinach...must try, for sure.
    xo

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  13. These look amazing. So different to how I'd cook them. Going to give them a try!

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  14. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  15. This is my kind of food! It looks so delish! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  16. YUM! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo

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  17. This looks delicious and that jalapeno cream sauce sounds great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope you'll join us again this week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

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  18. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love the idea of putting spinach in them too!

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  19. Oh, these look amazing! Thank you for linking up for the Country Fair Blog Party this month.

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