Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

 

Cook Time: 30 Mins

Prep Time: 20 Mins

Serves: 4

 

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 c. cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 c. shredded Monterey Jack, divided
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 corn tortillas

 

Cook It!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. 
  3. Add onion and pepper and cook until onion is soft, 5 minutes. 
  4. Add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. 
  5. Add enchilada sauce and crushed tomatoes and cook until warmed through, 2 to 5 minutes. Set aside 1/2 cup of this sauce for topping the enchiladas.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, 1 cup Monterey Jack, 1 cup cheddar, and cilantro. 
  7. Add 1 cup of the enchilada sauce mixture and toss to combine; season with salt. 
  8. Add a small scoop of the chicken mixture in the center of 1 tortilla, then roll up and place seam side down in the skillet of enchilada sauce. Repeat with remaining tortillas. 
  9. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and melted. 
  10. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
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