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Carrie’s Chicken Enchiladas



1 roasted chicken, cut into bite-size pieces (approximately 3-4 cups)

1 large onion, diced

1127 ml. tin chopped green chilies

1 can condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

34 cups grated Tex Mex cheese, divided

2 teaspoons cumin

¼ cup sour cream

2 teaspoons Tex-Mex seasoning, I love Triple Smoke brand 

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup salsa

8 large tortilla shells


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  

Over medium heat, put 1 tbsp. of oil in a large frypan.  Add onion and saute until soft, about 5 -8 minutes.  In a large bowl, mix spices, green chilis, condensed soup, chopped chicken, sour cream and 2 cups grated cheese.  Remove the onion from the heat and add to the chicken mixture.  Stir well to mix ingredients.  

Evenly spread 1/2 cup salsa into the bottom of pan.

Spoon approximately 1/2 cup chicken filling into a strip near the bottom of a tortilla shell. Roll up and place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining shells and filling.  

Spread remaining 1/2 cup salsa over top of rolls (or all the salsa if you forgot to put some on the bottom!) Scatter with remaining cheese and cover pan with tin foil.  

To freeze, cover pan with foil, label and place in freezer.  Thaw and bake as instructed.

Bake, covered for 30 – 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.  

Serve with additional sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Here it is in all its 1990s tin-of-condensed-soup splendour.  I toyed with the idea of changing the recipe to include a homemade version of tinned soup but decided not to mess with the original.  This was one of the first recipes to appear on our website, and likely the first recipe I ever created from scratch.  When our then-teenaged daughter Carrie declared how much she loved creamy enchiladas, I set out to create a recipe for her.  It’s still one of her favourites.  But now that she’s a mom with her own household of young children, she cooks it for herself!  You just can’t go wrong with a creamy casserole, whether for your own family or to bring to a friend who needs some hearty comfort food.  Feel free to add corn, sauteed sweet peppers or black beans to the filling.

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