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Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas Recipe With Southwest Select Seasoning

Delight your taste buds with our Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas recipe! Featuring tender, slow-cooked chicken seasoned to perfection with Southwest Select Seasoning, these enchiladas are a flavorful fiesta. Experience the ultimate fusion of flavors—try our Southwest Chicken Enchiladas tonight!

Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp Southwest Select Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp grapeseed oil or canola oil

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1 cup prepared salsa

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

  • Olive oil

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 lb jack cheese or mild cheddar, grated

  • A handful of cilantro


Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Season chicken breasts with Southwest Select seasoning. Slow cook the seasoned chicken in a slow cooker for 2-3 hours until it easily shreds with two forks.

  3. In a skillet, heat grapeseed oil or canola oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened.

  4. Stir in Southwest Select seasoning and cook for an additional minute to release its flavors.

  5. Add prepared salsa, tomato paste, water, and canned crushed tomatoes to the skillet. Simmer the mixture until it thickens, creating a flavorful enchilada sauce.

  6. In a separate pan, warm a bit of olive oil and briefly heat each corn tortilla until pliable.

  7. Dip each tortilla in the enchilada sauce, ensuring it's well-coated.

  8. Fill each tortilla with a portion of the shredded Southwest Select seasoned chicken, grated jack cheese or mild cheddar, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

  9. Roll the tortillas and place them seam-side down in a baking dish.

  10. Pour any remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas.

  11. Top with additional grated cheese and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  12. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.


Suggested Sides/Wine & Drink Parings:

  1. Mexican Street Corn: Grill or roast corn on the cob and slather it with a mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice. This tangy and savory side complements the richness of the enchiladas.

  2. Cilantro Lime Rice: Cook white rice and toss it with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. The bright, citrusy flavors of the rice provide a refreshing contrast to the savory and spicy elements of the enchiladas.

  3. Black Bean and Avocado Salad: Combine black beans, diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Dress the salad with lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This side adds a nutritious and flavorful component to the meal.

  4. Modelo Especial, a Mexican lager: can be a great choice to pair with Southwest Select chicken enchiladas. Its crisp and refreshing profile, along with a touch of malt sweetness, can complement the flavors of the enchiladas without overpowering them. The light carbonation and clean finish of Modelo Especial make it a popular and versatile option for pairing with a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes. Enjoy your Southwest Select chicken enchiladas with a cold Modelo Especial for a well-balanced and enjoyable combination!

  5. Margarita: Classic or Mango: A classic margarita, with its combination of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, can complement the spicy and savory flavors of Southwest-inspired dishes. Alternatively, a mango margarita adds a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the dish's heat and complexity. The citrusy and slightly sweet notes of the margarita can balance the flavors of the chicken enchiladas.


These sides offer a mix of textures and flavors that enhance the overall dining experience when served alongside Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas.


Tips:

  • Efficient Shredding: When slow-cooking the chicken for 2-3 hours, ensure it reaches a point where it easily shreds with two forks. This slow-cooking method not only infuses the chicken with flavor but also makes shredding effortless.

  • Balanced Enchilada Filling: Assemble a well-balanced filling by combining the shredded Southwest Select seasoned chicken with the right amount of grated cheese and cilantro. This ensures each bite is flavorful and satisfying.

  • Proper Tortilla Heating: Warm the corn tortillas in a bit of olive oil before dipping them in the enchilada sauce. This step makes the tortillas pliable, preventing them from tearing during the assembly process.

  • Even Sauce Distribution: Dip each tortilla thoroughly in the enchilada sauce to ensure an even coating. This not only imparts flavor to the tortillas but also contributes to a cohesive and tasty dish.


These tips should help you achieve a delicious and well-executed Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas dish!

Enjoy these Southwest Select Chicken Enchiladas, a delicious blend of seasoned shredded chicken and flavorful enchilada goodness!



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