Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

Over the last three weeks Jon and I have been trying really hard to save money and get healthy.  To do this, we have made a few simple changes.
1.  Eat mostly whole wheat.
2.  Eat out only once a week.
3.  Make home-cooked meals instead of ready-made meals.
4.  Eat more yogurt.

These all seem like very random things, but hey, it's a start to getting healthier and eating at home = saving money, so it's all good.

We found a favorite and easy go to recipe since we started eating healthier.  They are 30 minute chicken enchiladas.

What you'll need: 6 whole wheat tortillas, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1.5 cups precooked chicken, .5 cup sour cream,  1 can enchilada sauce, 1 cup shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 350* and while it is heating up mix the cream of chicken soup with the sour cream in a medium sized bowl.  Using a 9x13 pan lay out your 6 tortillas side by side.  Using half of the cream mixture, put a little in each tortilla in a line down the middle.  Even divide the cup and a half of chicken into the tortillas.  Then roll them.  Using the second half of the mixture spread it over the top of your cute rows of tortillas.  When it looks nice and creamy pour your small can of enchilada sauce over the top.  I like to make sure it gets in the corners too.  Then spread the cheese over the top and slide it all in the oven for 30 minutes.

As you can see, this recipe is very simple and does not take much prep time.  I like to serve it with corn or green beans and a small green salad.  Jon doesn't even put salsa on them and he is the salsa king.

So... give it a try.  Or better yet, come over for dinner some time and I'll make them for you.


  1. can i come over for dinner????? that looks sO yummy!!!!!!

  2. yum.yum.yum.YUM.
    i'm coming too!!!

  3. You can both come. Pick a day and I'll make it work. Jon has a break from school for the next three weeks so any evening works.

  4. jealousss. turning into a stellar chef, rachael ( :