Last week I posted a recipe for 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna of Wonder. My family loved it, you guys loved it, I loved it. Who doesn’t love an awesome dinner recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! Every person walking this planet enjoys a fabulous meal that doesn’t take all day to prepare. At least, that has been my experience.
And so my mind has been working over time thinking of all the other classic dinner recipes you and I could be making in 30 minutes, in a deep skillet. There are so many possibilities! Get yourself a deep skillet, guys. Many more recipes coming soon.
Today, I have 30 Minute Skillet Chicken Enchiladas to share with you. The sauce is creamy and full of south-western flavor. They are cheesy, hearty and can be on your table ready to eat in 30 MINUTES! Sweet Home Alabama, baby.
Let’s make ’em!
30 MINUTE SKILLET CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
Time: 30 minutes, start to finish
Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C onion, chopped
1 Tb olive oil
salt and pepper
3 C cooked chicken (I used rotisserie)
1/2 C chicken broth
2 (10 ounce) cans mild green chili enchilada sauce
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp honey
8 (10 inch) flour tortillas
3 C cheddar cheese, grated
black olives, sliced
1. Heat a large, deep skillet (mine is 3 inches deep and 11 inches wide) over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and let it get nice and hot. Place 2 cloves minced garlic and 1/4 cup chopped onion. Hit the pan with a bit of salt and pepper and let the veggies cook until the onions are wilted and golden brown. Should take 7-10 minutes.
2. While your onions and garlic are cooking, grab some cooked chicken…
and chop it up into chunks.
3. When the onions are soft grab two cans of green enchilada sauce and pour them into the pan.
Add 1/2 cup chicken broth…
1 package of cream cheese and the cooked chicken.
Give it a nice stir and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the ingredients are warmed through.
5. Take 2/3 of the sauce and chicken mixture out of the pan, leaving 1/3 of it covering the bottom of the pan.
Layer 4 tortillas over the sauce.
Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the tortillas.
Top with 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese.
Layer 4 more tortillas over the cheese and pour the rest of the sauce on top.
6. Cover the pan and allow the mixture to simmer a bit. You want the tortillas to get warm and the cheese to melt. Should only take about 5 minutes. Make sure your heat isn’t too high. You don’t want the bottom layer to burn.
7. Turn your oven to broil. Uncover the pan and sprinkle 1 1/2 cups more cheddar cheese on the top. Make sure your pan is oven safe 🙂 and then pop it in.
Let the cheese get all golden and slightly crispy. This should only take 2-3 minutes.
Add some chopped tomato, green onion, cilantro and sliced black olives.
Dig in, baby!