For a delicious dinner that surely will have the crowd wanting more, try making sour cream chicken enchiladas. This recipe is similar to other recipes for chicken enchiladas, but it contains the most important, not-so-secret ingredient: sour cream. If you're looking to make healthy sour cream enchiladas, use either low-fat or fat-free sour cream.
Recipe for Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 package corn tortillas (or 12)
1 container enchilada sauce
3 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 package jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups sour cream
Take the olive oil, and pour it into a frying pan. Put the oil over medium heat, and check to see how warm it's getting. When it looks warm, but not scorching hot, take a tortilla and place it in the pan for about three minutes. Then flip it over. When they are nice and soft, dip the tortillas into the enchilada sauce. Your best bet is to use tongs while doing this.
Then stuff the enchiladas with the cooked chicken, cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Roll the enchilada up, and top with more enchilada sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. Repeat this process for the remaining enchiladas. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Instead of using the traditional enchilada sauce, other recipes combine salsa with green chili salsa to act as the sauce. You can also include the sour cream in your salsa mixture. Take 1 cup of sour cream, 1 can of jalapeno salsa, 1 bunch of fresh cilantro and 2 cans of green chili sauce. Combine the ingredients into a food processor and puree. Then stuff the chicken enchiladas with just the chicken and cheese. Finally, pour the sour cream mixture on top of the enchiladas and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes. Try covering the baking dish or tray with aluminum foil before sticking it in the oven.
Serve these sour cream enchiladas with a side of salsa and guacamole. You can also sprinkle a bit of scallion on top before serving.
These enchiladas don't have any meat, but they are still hearty. Don't tell your family this recipe is vegetarian, and they'll never know the difference.
If you want to make an authentic Mexican meal for family and friends, be sure to include beef enchiladas. This recipe calls for canned enchilada sauce, but if you have extra time, you can amp up the flavor with your own.