I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Chicken Enchiladas

This is so simple to fix.  Save yourself a lot of itime like I do and get a rotiserrie chicken from the grocery store. It taste so much better and the chicken is so juicy.  I buy queso fresco from the ethnic grocery store.  I find the white Mexican cheese creamy tanginess enhances the enchilada.


3 cups of roasted chicken (shredded)
1 medium onion (chopped)
3oz queso fresco (thinly sliced)
1 hand full of cilantro (chopped)
1 medium onion (minced)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tblsp chili powder
1tblsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 cup chicken broth
1 14oz can of tomato (pureed with small pieces/chunks)
12 6inch corn torillas (preferably fresh)
2 cups of shredded Montery Jack cheese or Mexican mix
2 tblsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded lettuce
sour cream

In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil.  Add minced onions and garlic. Sauteing until onions are translucent and tender.  Do not burn garlic.  Add chili powder, paprika, cumin and oregano.  Continue stirring until spices are heated and well mixed for about a minute.  Add the pureed tomatoes and chicken broth.  Stir and let boil, then reduce heat to simmer.  Season with salt and pepper and allow to cook for  another 15 minutes stirring occassionally.

In a bowl mix chopped onion and cilantro together. Set aside.  In a separate frying pan, heat a little oil and fry corn tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side and remove from pan.  In a casserole dish, place a corn tortilla and spoon about 2 heaping tablespoon of chicken, add a small handful of the onion/cilantro mix and 2 of the thinly sliced queso fresco. Roll into a cigar. Use your judgement and make sure rolls are not too loose. Do the same with the other tortillas and line them up in the casserole dish side by side. Cover enchilada rolls with about 3/4 of the sauce from the sauce pan. Then top with the Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican mix.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted and bubbly. 

Garnish the top with shredded lettuce, and the chopped tomatoes.  Serve sour cream and additional enchilada sauce on the side with a side of Spanish rice. Ole!!!

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