I found this recipes about 10 years ago in a Taste Of Home Magazine. Of course I have doctored and finagled with the original recipe. That's just who I am! It also makes the recipe my own, and I like that. These babies are fabulous and a great way to get a hefty serving of veggies into a meal without much squawking from the peanut gallery. After all, spinach takes on the taste of whatever its cooked with and in this case it's onions and chicken and loads of gooey cheese! Can't go wrong there. Not in my book at least.
2 boneless skinless chicken
breast , shredded or cubed
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (10 ounce) package frozen
chopped spinach, thawed and
1 (10.75 ounce) can reduced
fat condensed cream of
3/4 cup milk
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
[or 4, 10 inch ones]
Minced fresh parsley, or a good sprinkling of dried flakes
- Coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray
- Cook and stir chicken and onion over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. ***You can also use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken or whatever kind of cooked chicken you want here. I like to boil mine -- from frozen to finished in 30 minutes.*** [if using precooked chicken, saute onion alone then toss chicken in same pan and stir together.]
- Remove from the heat; add spinach and mix well.
- In a bowl, combine soup, milk, sour cream and seasonings; mix well. [I like to toss about a cup of *additional* shredded cheese in here too. But that's completely optional. I'm a cheese fiend. I make no apology.]
- Stir 3/4 cup of sauce into chicken and spinach mixture.
- Divide evenly among tortillas.
- Roll up and place, seam side down, in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour the remaining sauce over enchiladas.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and sprinkle with cheese; return to the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Garnish with parsley.