In college, I lived at my sorority house for one year. The main problem with this was that the food was SO BAD! I mean like kiddie camp food. We would have PB&J, corn dogs or grilled cheese for lunch and the same rubbery chicken breasts for dinner (at 5 PM!!!). The food was sometimes so greasy that it made people sick! I refused to eat there except when we had my favorite chicken quesadillas for lunch. Since then, the problem has been rectified with a new chef, but back "in the day" we tried to change up the menu by allowing the girls to submit their favorite recipes to the chef- hint hint. My friend Heidi submitted this family favorite of hers and everyone LOVED it! I had her email me the recipe, and I've made it several times- so yummy!
It's really pretty easy and not that time consuming compared to other casserole-ish dishes. Another good thing about this recipe is that it freezes well. Since I usually only cook for two, we like to freeze some meals to heat up later when there's no time to cook- or when G is on his own and wants a hot meal that doesn't come from a drive-thru.
I made one tiny little boo-boo when I made this the other night- accidentally swapped my mislabeled SPICY SPICY cayenne pepper for the Chili Powder...I didn't notice until we dug in and the bf started screaming (OK slight over-exaggeration) . It was VERY spicy, although I like spicy food and we were both able to finish our plates. It was really all a secret plan to clear out our sinuses :).....
Heidi's Smothered Chicken Burritos
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped (I used white)
- 2-3 cans diced green chiles (I used mild)
- 1 T chile powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 cup cream
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup flour (oops..not pictured!)
- 1/2 lb Jack cheese, shredded
- 10-12 flour tortillas (I could only fit 10 in my pan, but maybe if you use smaller ones you will have more room)
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium saucepan (covered) , boil chicken in water for 15-20 minutes. Carefully remove and save broth for later. Shred with two forks like so:
You will end up with this:
In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions over medium heat until tender.
Add chiles and spices (try to avoid the Cayenne Pepper next time)...Cook 1 minute.
Add flour and cook 1 minute.
Add reserve broth, chicken broth and cream.
Cook over medium heat until thickened (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheese, stirring until melted.
In a large bowl, mix chicken and half of the sauce.
Roll "chickened" sauce into tortillas and place in baking pan seam down, like so:
Cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese. (Sorry about the weird angle...)
Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly- about 20 minutes.
It's pretty filling, so I didn't serve with anything this time, but you could serve with some Mexican rice, black beans or avocado if you wanted.
This looks so good! Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
Mmmm...this looks delicious. I have no idea when I'm going to find the time to try all these great recipes, but I'll have to make time for this one.ReplyDelete
Thanks ladies! :) It's definitely yummy!ReplyDelete
I made this with whole wheat breadcrumbs - still delicious but will have to try the Panko next time! And then I made my own sauce and hopefully that was heatlhy.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh this looks so good! I'm pinning this for next time I need a quick yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow! Those look amazing! I'm drooling all over my keyboard :)ReplyDelete