Monday, April 27, 2009

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas






1 (10 oz.) package of chopped spinach, thawed
2 (10 oz.) cans of enchilada sauce
1 (16 oz.) jar of medium salsa, divided
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
2 1/2 cups of shredded roasted chicken**
8 (8-9 inch) flour tortillas
1 (8 oz.) package of Mexican Four Cheese Blend



Combine both cans of enchilada sauce with 1/4 cup of salsa.


Place cream cheese in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for approximately 1 minute until the cheese is soft.


Add thawed and drained spinach to softened cream cheese.


(Note: I drain spinach, squeeze out excess water and then press between paper towels to drain thoroughly.)


Add shredded chicken and remaining salsa and stir until well blended.

** I used the white meat only of a rotisserie chicken from my local grocery store deli.


Place about 1/3 cup of chicken spinach mixture across the center of each flour tortilla.


Roll up the tortillas.



Place rolled tortillas, seam side down, in a lightly greased 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish.

Pour enchilada sauce mixture over the top of rolled tortillas.


Sprinkle shredded cheese over top of tortillas.



Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.


Serve with desired toppings - shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacomole, ripe olives, etc.



* If you want the dish to be spicier, you may substitute hot salsa for the medium. (-;

11 comments:

Cathy said...

That sounds awesome...can't wait to try it!

Becky said...

Mercy those sure look delish!

Laura said...

Yum- Those look awesomme! I never thought to add spinach but I will definitely give these a try soon, and of course Scot will want me to use hot salsa on his side haha.

Carol said...

Hi Mimi,

It looks and sounds really great once again. I will have to try it. I like the idea of using an already roasted chicken. That has to give it added flavor.

BTW, I found canned salmon in England!! Looks like I'll be making those croquettes. Thanks again.

Millie said...

wow that looks good!

Jenna said...

Those look MUY DELICIOSO!

Amy E. said...

Oh my goodness, these look good! And I'm all for sneakin some spinach in!! :)
Can't wait to try them!!

April said...

I made these last night and they were WONDERFUL!! and sooo easy:) My boyfriend and I added a little Franks Red hot to the spinach mixture to give it an extra kick and used shredded cilantro on top instead of lettuce. It was my first time making one of your recipes and it was a huge sucess!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yummy!!! I can't wait to make these!=)

Jennifer said...

First time making one of your recipes and wow, I can't wait to make another one! This was quick, easy and delicious. Thank you!

MiMi said...

So glad that you found me, Jennifer, and thank you for your sweet comment. I hope you'll stop back by often and find other quick & easy recipes! ( :