Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Creamy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas Recipe

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas Recipe



I am on a huge spinach kick lately! This is my third recipe in the last few weeks using it! This recipe turned out so good. The combo of the chicken and spinach, along with the Mexican spices were perfect. I also loved the white sauce instead of the traditional red sauce. It had a unique flavor, and is really quite healthy compared to typical cream sauces. I hope you enjoy!!

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound ground chicken
1- 10 ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed and liquid strained
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, plus extra for garnish
3 cloves garlic, minced
1- 16 ounce carton sour cream
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cumin, divided
2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
1 1/2 cups milk
1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
12- 7 inch flour tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
salt and pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, cook chicken, green onions, garlic, 1 teaspoon each chili powder and cumin, salt and pepper until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and mix in spinach and 1 cup cheese. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix sour cream, yogurt, salt, 1 teaspoon each chili powder and cumin, milk, green chiles, and cilantro until thoroughly mixed.

Mix half of the sauce mixture with the chicken and spinach mixture. Take one tortilla, and spread chicken and spinach mixture across the tortilla, and roll it up. Place seam side down in a 9x13 baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Spread remaining sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top and with your favorite salsa on the side.

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Recipe Source:
recipe.com (slightly adapted)



16 comments:

  1. Yum! Anything containing chicken, cheese and spinach wins my vote. These look delicious.

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    1. Thank you!! I love that combo too! Glad you stopped by!!

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  2. Please link up with Wild West Thursday! These look yummy. Hope you stop by.

    http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will try and link up next week!

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  3. These look so tasty I had to pin the recipe!

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning! Glad you stopped by!!

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  4. You know the way to my heart. ;) pinning ~ and thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

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  5. I ALWAYS prefer the white sauce to the red. Love the healthy addition here...I know I would scarf these down in no time. SO glad you linked up at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thanks so much Marsha! I love linking up with you every week :)

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  6. This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through Mealtime Mondays.

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  7. I will be trying these soon! Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  8. Sheena,
    This looks amazing! I love enchiladas and can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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