Tuesday, December 13, 2011

IT'S PARTY TIME: Recipe For Party Enchiladas!

IT'S PARTY TIME! Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas. I love this time of year when everyone is extra kind as we bask in the glow of good will to all. There are parties all season long and we get to go and laugh, dance and EAT! Yes eating is a big part of this time of year as most of us gain a pound or two. Fear not because low-fat, whole wheat chicken enchiladas are coming to rescue your waist line. I made the "don't hold back version" of this dish for a catering client of mine and she loved it. So I decided to make some for me. Only you know how I get down. I do the healthy, low-fat version and I don't think most people could tell that they were different because my low-fat dishes are full-flavor and party ready. Let's do this.

Party Enchilada Recipe!

5 medium sized boneless/skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 cup of low-fat sour cream
5 medium sized whole wheat tortillas
1 cup of fat free sharp cheddar
1 cup of regular sharp cheddar
1 cup of Mexican blend cheese
1/2 cup green taco sauce
1 small can of enchilada sauce
season salt to taste
dash of ground black pepper
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup of diced onion
1/4 cup of green bell pepper
1/2 cup of chopped green onion
2 tsp minced garlic
4 Tsp of olive oil

Season chicken with season salt, pepper, garlic powder and cook. I used my toaster oven and it cooked the chicken in 15 minutes. Take out of oven let cool and set aside. In a hot skillet on top of stove, add olive oil and throw in diced onions, bell pepper and minced garlic and saute them until soft and set them aside. Take your cutting board, get cooled chicken and begin to cut chicken into very small sized pieces(diced) put diced chicken in a medium sized bowl and add sauteed onion mixture and sour cream. Get your tortilla shells and sprinkle the inside with some of the Mexican cheese blend, add 3 tablespoons of so of chicken mixture and roll up. To roll the tortilla shell, start by folding each end, with both hands at the same time (indent each side of the stuffed shell) as you start to roll, do so firmly until you get to the end. Do that to all the shells. Get you a small baking dish ( I used a small square Pyrex dish) and spray with a little non-stick spray. Take your green taco sauce and bottom layer the baking dish and begin to place the stuffed tortilla shells side by side. Take both the fat free and regular sharp cheddar cheese and mix together and sprinkle on top of the stuffed tortillas. Take your enchilada sauce and pour over the entire dish. Put in a 350 degree oven for about about 15 minutes. Take your green onion garnish and sprinkle on top for a festive holiday look. This party dish is sure to be a big hit at any holiday party pot luck or catered event. ENJOY!

See You In The Kitchen!

Passionately Yours AJ

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