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"REDNECK" Chicken Enchiladas-so EASY, so YUMMY!

Updated on May 2, 2009

This is one of my families favorite recipes I’ve made to date. It’s packed with flavor and you can make it as spicy, or in my case as mild as you wish. When serving young children or those with a sensitive palette to spicy foods (like myself), it’s best to go the mild route with this. ENJOY!

"REDNECK" Chicken Enchiladas


Boneless chicken breast (1 breast per adult)

2-4 C grated mozzarella cheese (or finely grated Mexican cheese)

Garlic salt or 1 clove of fresh garlic clove (crushed)

1 Tbl. of fresh cilantro or ½ tsp dried cilantro (fresh is always best)

½ onion-finely chopped

1 tsp Greek seasoning (optional-I just like the flavor myself)

1 can refried beans

Corn or flour tortillas (make sure you soften them up in the microwave first to make it easier to work with them-don’t overcook or they’ll be too dry however)

1 can Enchilada sauce (I’m a wimp so I prefer mild)

1 small container of Sour cream


Cook on medium-high in a large skillet and add the following:

Chicken, chopped onion, sprinkle to taste: garlic salt (or fresh crushed garlic clove), cilantro (fresh or dried), Greek seasoning (optional). Continue cooking until chicken is cooked thoroughly. (I like it a little on the charbroiled side for flavor). Set aside.

Heat a can of refried beans till warm. (add a clove of crushed garlic if you like). Set aside.

Warm up tortillas just before you are ready to add ingredients to soften.

This part is optional and it’s a trick my Mom taught me for those of us who can’t take too spicy of a sauce. If you’re serving this to kids it’s a good idea too:

Mix one can of enchilada sauce with one small container of sour cream. It makes a nice creamy sauce that even the pickiest kids will eat. Otherwise you can just dollop the sour cream on everyone’s individual servings once its served, if preferred.

In a 9x13 pan (spray with non-stick spray first) place the rolled up tortillas filled with one spoonful each of the following: heated refried beans, cooked chicken mixture, enchilada sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese. Than roll up each tortilla **enchilada style. After the pan is full of tortillas pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas covering them up as much as possible in the sauce. (I think this keeps them from getting dried out while baking). Than sprinkle desired amount of grated cheese on top. We like LOTS of cheese on ours.

Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 30-40 min.

**P.S. This is how you fold up a tortilla “enchilda style”. Once you have it filled on a flat surface or plate roll the tortilla until it’s just touching the filling, than fold in one side, than the other and continue rolling tortilla while tucking in at the same time. This is similar to the "buritto style" of folding except you fold both sides to keep contents intact. It takes practice for some, but it’s not hard. Make sure you place the tortilla seam side down to keep it from falling apart. If this was done in a true "Mexican" style they would soak each tortilla individually in the enchillada sauce, however this is a "Redneck" version for a reason, it's faster and tastes just as good and not so spicy.

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    • jbcat profile image


      10 years ago from Santa Fe

      Ok, I am going to make these next weekend and I will have a great time eating them.

    • recoveringredneck profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonia L. Clark 

      10 years ago from Idaho

      Well so far I've received no complaints and everyone on both sides of our family seem to enjoy them. Good Luck!

    • jbcat profile image


      10 years ago from Santa Fe

      The Late Great Enchilada Page, I never tried Red Neck Enchiladas but I going too, soon. How good are they, good I bet.


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