Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

This weekend has been really hard on Brian. He's been working 6+ hour days Friday, Saturday, today, and he has another 6 hour day Monday. So much for a relaxing 4th of July weekend. The good news is he is making a lot of tips and that's money we could use. Technically we are doing alright now, but the wedding next weekend is setting us back for sure. Brian also only works 2 days next week (Monday and Wednesday) so any money he makes this weekend is what will get us through the next few days.

Since he's been working so hard he hasn't been home to enjoy my delicious baked potato fest I have going on here. He's requested I make something for him before he heads out to work today and that something is... Chicken enchiladas.

I love enchiladas!

I start off by boiling some chicken breasts. I let them cool, shred them and then toss them in a skillet with some diced onion and green pepper, and a taco seasoning packet. I put a little enchilada sauce in there too. Once it's all cooked through, I start filling the tortillas. Cheese, meat filling, wrap it up, place in pan. Repeat. Top with cheese and sauce. Bake 20 minutes.

I also got a package of instant rice Old El Paso Mexican Fiesta or some such. Yum. Brian really wanted refried beans too but I didn't pick those up when I went to the store. I might send him out for some and some more cheese (I've been using it on my potatoes... eep)

So while you fancy pants are all out enjoying steak (jealous jealous) burgers, brats, etc (jealous jealous) I'm having me a Mexican Fiesta :D

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE making chicken enchilladas! I haven't done this for a long time! I usually bake the chicken and then shred it and toss it in lime and lemon and pepper and use Verde sauce when I bake 'em. It's a far cry from traditional, but it's yummy! I gotta try boiling 'em next time!


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