Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas!

I made these last night, and its yet another recipe I just have got to share!   They were SO good... and I'm not a huge Mexican food person.  "Old El Paso" did a lot of the work for me (spices, shells and sauce were courtesy of the enchilada kit ;)

Here's what you need:

-chicken (I used the chicken tenders- so much easier to cut/shred and manage)
-an enchilada kit like this one :)- I got it on sale at Kroger and used a coupon, so it was super cheap.  If you don't want to buy an "enchilada KIT" you can definitely get by with tortillas, enchilada sauce and some spices.
-salsa
-1 can of tomatoes with chili peppers
-Spanish rice
-cheddar cheese


Alright!  Once you've got your food items, you're good to cha cha!

  •  Dump salsa (I used one little jar of it) and the tomatoes with chili peppers into the crock pot.
  • Clean the chicken tenders and squeeze them into the crockpot.  Make sure the chicken is completely covered/engulfed in liquid!  Otherwise, you'll end up with chicken jerky... ehh.
  • Cook the chicken on low for 6 hours or on high for 3.  I cooked it on high.
  • When the chicken is close to being done, start your rice and preheat your oven to 400.
  • Once the chicken is done, throw it into a pan and add the enchilada spices (and I believe you also add a half cup of water- the box will tell you for sure though)
  • Let the enchilada spices and chicken thicken up... I started to shred my chicken a little bit to make it easier to put in the enchiladas.
  • When the mixture looks good and thick, its time to assemble!
  • I stuffed mine with the chicken/tomato mixture, rice and some cheese right on the seam of the enchilada to make sure it stayed together.
  • Spray your baking pan, roll them up like cigars in a line, pour the enchilada sauce ALL over- completely covering them, top with cheese, cover with foil and bake 'em!   I baked mine at 350- but that was because I had a cake in there.   I think you're "supposed" to bake them at 400... but they turned out just fine.... remember everything is already cooked ;) 
  •  serve with tortilla chips... & if you're lucky enough to be able to have a margarita, go for that too... YUMMMMMMMMMM! 

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!  Ryan even said "Ash, I think I can safely say these are the best chicken enchiladas I've ever had."

:)  yay!

And here's a "SWEET" photo of Mr. Henry enjoying a DISNEY choco chip cookie ;)  It's my entry for Simplicity's challenge.
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12 comments:

Nessa said...

yumm! this sounds so good.

Russ and Karen Gaston said...

sounds delicious! Might just give them a try next week!

The "L" in ELF said...

Hey Miss Ashley, thanks for the fabulous recipe! Sounds yummy!

p.s. I gave you an award - check out my blog!

Mommy2Four said...

How cute! Disney cookies look mighty yummy :)

Faith said...

Gotta love little kiddos and their cookies. Thanks so much for linking up!!

Tiffany said...

Sounds so good, my kiddos love enchiladas:) Love the pic too! Thanks for the visit at June Makes Six.

Tiffany

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

what a sweetie pie, do you think he'd share that yummy cookie??

Manda said...

I am so making this -- its sounds yummy!

Photogal said...

This IS a sweet shot.

Chana said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!!
I love this! And your sweet adorable blog! So cool to find new friends though awesome people like Faith!

Elliemae Ink {Cherie} said...

I missed the cookie, I was stuck on those eyes!

Ashley Elliott Photography said...

Those enchiladas sound amazing!!! totally using that recipe! The picture of your boy and his cookie for the sweet photo challenges is so cute!