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How to Make an Easy Chicken Enchilada

 
How to Make an Easy Chicken Enchilada
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One serving costs about $0.89

$0.89 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

4 antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre Mexican
spoonacular Score:24%

Spoonacular Score: 24%

 

If you want to add more Mexican recipes to your recipe box, How to Make an Easy Chicken Enchilada might be a recipe you should try. For 89 cents per serving, you get a hor d'oeuvre that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 9g of protein, 29g of fat, and a total of 321 calories. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. 1 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up flour tortillas, cheese, cream, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Pink When. With a spoonacular score of 0%, this dish is improvable. Try Easy Dinner s: Chicken Enchilada, Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole, and Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole for similar recipes.

Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé are great choices for Enchilada. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. You could try Foley Estate Winery Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 30 dollars per bottle.

Foley Estate Winery Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Aromatics of juicy cherry cola, raspberry sorbet, and faint notes of black pepper awaken your senses. The aromas are accented by flavors of red cranberry, soft oak and vanilla bean with angular tannin and a bright acidity. Notes of toasted graham cracker, sweet cigar, and black tea come through on the finish. This 2014 embodies the classic, yet distinctive attributes for which Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is known. Pair this wine with rare fillet steak and carpaccio.

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.48 serving
0.48 serving cooked chicken
cooked chicken
0.25 cup
0.25 cup butter
butter
2 Tbs
2 Tbs sour cream
sour cream
4 oz
4 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
1
1  bell pepper
bell pepper
some
some flour tortillas
flour tortillas
some
some shredded cheese
shredded cheese
0.48 serving cooked chicken
0.48 serving
cooked chicken
0.25 cup butter
0.25 cup
butter
2 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs
sour cream
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz
cream cheese
1  bell pepper
1
bell pepper
some flour tortillas
some
flour tortillas
some shredded cheese
some
shredded cheese

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
toothpicks
toothpicks
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
toothpicks
toothpicks
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.89
Ingredient
some cooked chicken
¼ cups butter
2 Tbs sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese
1 bell pepper
some flour tortillas
some shredded cheese
Price
$0.72
$0.49
$0.16
$1.17
$0.60
$0.13
$0.30
$3.57

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
321 Calories
9g Protein
28g Total Fat
7g Carbs
3% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
321
16%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
15g
98%

Carbohydrates
7g
2%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
90mg
30%

Sodium
312mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
19%

Vitamin C
38mg
47%

Vitamin A
1789IU
36%

Phosphorus
126mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Calcium
86mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Folate
28µg
7%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.36µg
6%

Zinc
0.85mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.56mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Potassium
181mg
5%

Iron
0.77mg
4%

Manganese
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Magnesium
15mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.49µg
3%

Fiber
0.8g
3%

Copper
0.03mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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