Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cooking Thursday

You may remember that a few weeks ago I made some freezer meals.  The recipe I'm sharing today is one of those recipes.  This was my first time making these, but it certainly won't be the last!
This is one of those recipes that seems to have everything going for it.  It was easy to make, it can be frozen, it's quite healthy and it was really good!


Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into one inch cubes
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies
1/3 cup salsa, mild, medium or hot per your preference
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 cup red enchilada sauce
5-6  8" flour tortills
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray.

Heat oil in skillet and saute onion.  Add chicken and saute until golden brown and cooked through. Add taco seasoning and garlic powder.

Stir in black beans, chilies and salsa.  Simmer 5 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.

Place half of enchilada sauce in pan. Place tortillas on flat surface.  Top each tortilla with equal amount of chicken/bean mix.  Roll and place side by side in pan. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

*These freeze well.  Wrap tightly.  Thaw for 24 hours, then bake for 30-35 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9x9 casserole dish with cooking spray.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add chicken and saute 5 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Add taco seasonings to the meat mixture.
Stir in black beans, green chiles, and salsa and simmer 5 minutes, until sauce thickens and reduces.
Put half of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x9 casserole dish. Arrange 4-6 tortillas on a flat surface. Top each tortilla with an equal amount of chicken/bean mixture and 1-2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up tortillas and place side by side in a shallow baking dish. Add remaining enchilada sauce to the top. Then, top tortillas with remaining shredded cheese.
Bake enchiladas 15 minutes, until cheese is golden.
- See more at: http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2009/11/cheesy-chicken-and-black-bean-enchiladas/#sthash.2IxxgxBL.dpuf
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1/3 cup prepared salsa, mild, medium or hot
  • homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below)
  • 1/2-1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 4-6 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded Monterey Jack and or Cheddar cheese
  • - See more at: http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2009/11/cheesy-chicken-and-black-bean-enchiladas/#sthash.2IxxgxBL.dpuf
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1/3 cup prepared salsa, mild, medium or hot
  • homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below)
  • 1/2-1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 4-6 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded Monterey Jack and or Cheddar cheese
  • - See more at: http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2009/11/cheesy-chicken-and-black-bean-enchiladas/#sthash.2IxxgxBL.dpuf
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1/3 cup prepared salsa, mild, medium or hot
  • homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below)
  • 1/2-1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 4-6 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded Monterey Jack and or Cheddar cheese
  • - See more at: http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2009/11/cheesy-chicken-and-black-bean-enchiladas/#sthash.2IxxgxBL.dpuf

    16 comments:

    Jenny said...

    Sounds wonderful and so easy! I'm passing this one on to my girls who love stuff like this, especially the freezer-meal part! xoxo

    Jean Stauffer said...

    Gotta save this one - right down my alley!!

    Linda E said...

    We are trying to freeze meals to be ahead for the winter, and this is a good one to add to our recipes.

    Simply Linda said...

    Oh boy, a keeper!!! Thanks Mari! Blessings

    Stephanie said...

    Yum! This is one I would love to try and I know my husband and son will enjoy it :) Thanks for sharing such great recipes, my friend. Hugs!

    Ceil said...

    Hi Mari! I'm not kidding, when I come here my mouth drools. I LOVE enchiladas, and I used to make them when the kids were at home. Now, we really don't. You remind me that shouldn't go on! This looks like a quick and easy way to have a healthy and tasty meal. Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

    Vicki said...

    Yummy!! I'm adding this to my list to make. I love that it sounds so easy too!

    Sola Scriptura said...

    That would be delicious! What a quick and easy meal to have prepared in the freezer :)

    Mildred said...

    We will love these; I would never have thought to freeze them. Thank you!

    Patsy said...

    We need to eat more out of our freezer. Thanks for having recipe day.

    Carrie B. said...

    Yum!! These look great and I need to start doing more freezer meals! Thanks for sharing my Dear. xoxo

    Doris said...

    Sounds delicious! And can be frozen....that's a big plus :) thanks for sharing!

    Cherdecor said...

    This one looks really good. Wish I could eat it.

    Sally said...

    Another great recipe. I'll have to make these for the family sometime! Thanks for sharing, Mari. :)

    xoxo

    Bethany Carson said...

    Oooh, wow, now that looks good! I love the enchiladas my sister makes, and a friend gave me a wonderful recipe for smoked turkey enchiladas a while back. I think enchiladas are just hard to beat!

    Arlene said...

    Mari, my hat is off to you for managing to keep up two blogs!! And both are delightful.