An enchilada is a traditional Mexican dough dish, consisting of corn tortilla covered with a tomato and red pepper sauce. An enchilada is usually filled with a combination of meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, and vegetables, and is traditionally served with guacamole or salsa sauce. The word enchilada comes from the past participle of the Spanish verb enchilar, which means ‘to add or decorate with chili pepper’. This is a enchilada chicken recipe instead of the more common ground beef.
Preperation: 25 minutes + 15 minutes oven
Quantity: 2 persons
350 g chicken fillet
2 cloves of garlic
100 gr grated cheese
2 bell peppers
400 g diced tomatoes
3 teaspoon of Mexican spices
Start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees. Cut the chicken fillet, onion, garlic and bell pepper into pieces. Season the chicken with Mexican spices. Pour a splash of oil into a pan and brown the chicken all around. Then add the onion, garlic and bell pepper. Bake this for about 5-10 minutes.
Then add the tomato cubes and some extra Mexican spices. Let the sauce simmer for another 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Lightly wrap the wraps in the sauce. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture on a wrap. Sprinkle some grated cheese over it. Roll up the wrap and place it in a greased baking dish.
Make the rest of the wraps this way. Sprinkle some grated cheese over the top of the wraps. Put the chicken enchiladas in the oven for 15 minutes and serve with some fried onions.
Enjoy your meal!
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