Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

For those of you who don't know this about me yet.... I hate to cook! I'm a pretty good cook, I just don't like the time it takes to do it. And I really don't like cleaning up the mess in the kitchen. And I seem to have a knack for baking & desserts. But only do that on special occasions, cause we just don't need all those sweets in the house. However, I have to cook. We just can't afford to go out to eat every night. And even if we could I'm sure that I'd get tired of all the restaurants in our area.

Soooo, I'm on a quest for new, super quick, super easy recipes. As I find some I'll post them here for those of you who like quick, easy meals. Those that don't like to cook but have to like me, and for those of you who do like to cook but just need some quick meals on nights you run short on time. Now, keep in mind that these are "quick" meals, not gourmet. I'm not going to be using fancy ingredients, just stuff you can find at your local supermarket.

And please don't tell me how un-nutritious, or bad for us these recipes are. I'm only trying to share some quick to make meals for those of you who want them. If they aren't your cup of tea, then just ignore it please. :)

I'll start with the Chicken Enchiladas (photo courtesy of Kraft Foods website). These are super easy. However they are VERY cheesy, so you gotta like cheese for this one.

You need:
2 cups (or 1lb) of chopped chicken
1 cup (or 1 medium) chopped bell pepper
1 pkg 8oz Cream Cheese
1 jar of medium salsa
8 or so flour tortillas (6 inch or 8 inch)
12 oz pkg of Velveeta cubed
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter/margarine

Put chicken, bell pepper & margarine in large non-stick pan, cook on med. high until chicken is done. Add 1/2 cup salsa & pkg of cream cheese, stir until cheese is melted.

In a small pot, add milk & Velveeta. Cook on medium heat, stir so it doesn't burn, until melted.

Spoon about 1/3 cup (or large serving spoon full) of chicken mixture onto tortilla, roll up & put in a Pam sprayed glass baking dish. Continue until you have used all the chicken mix or run out of tortillas.

Pour the melted Velveeta over the tortillas, add a little salsa on top. Cover with tinfoil & bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

I usually make some rice to go with this. I use minute rice, just take 1 cup rice, 1 cup water & 1/2 cup salsa & microwave it for 6 minutes. I usually put the timer on for 15 min on the enchiladas, when that beeps I put the rice on. When that is done, you're ready to eat.


gypsyknits said...

Thank you for sharing. We can't afford to eat out either and I'm all for quick and easy.

Squeezing every dime here,
Mrs. Frugal........LOL

Grace said...

tomorrow nights dinner solved, Thank you Anita!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I'll check my resources and share a recipe soon.

I nominated you for an award...c'mon over and claim it :)