Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Best Ever Enchiladas

A while back my sister-in-law sent an e-mail to the family containing the most fabulous recipe. She found it at this blog called Sweet Eats. It is seriously soooooooo delicious and relatively healthy. And for an added bonus it freezes extremely well.
Thai Chicken Enchiladas
8 flour tortillas
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1/3 cup chopped/shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped/shredded cabbage
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped + crushed peanuts + more for garnish
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro + more for garnish
2 1/2 cups light coconut milk
1/3 cup + 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
Heat over medium heat in a large skillet onions, cabbage, carrots, garlic and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir.
Add chicken, green onion, peanuts, cilantro remaining salt and pepper. Stir it all together and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add 3/4 C of the coconut milk and 1/3 C of the sweet chili sauce. Stir it all together so that it's evenly distributed and everything is nicely coated with the sauce. If you want it to be on the spicy side, use more sweet chili sauce.
Stir together the remaining coconut milk and sweet chili sauce. Pour 1/2 C into the bottom of your 9x13 baking dish. Reserve the rest to go on top of the enchiladas.
Fill tortillas with the chicken, veggie mixture and place in dish.
Pour the rest of the coconut mixture on top of the tortillas. I always makes sure that everything has sauce on it, otherwise the tortillas get crispy quickly.
Bake for 20 minutes @ 375* F or put into freezer bags and freeze for dinner later - I usually cook it for 1 hour straight from the freezer and it turns out great. Note: I do not freeze the sauce for topping and I don't freeze it in the tortillas; that would make it mushy,
Yes, I put children's books in between my freezer bags to make them freeze nicely :)
Remove and garnish with cilantro and peanuts as desired.
This stuff is seriously sooooo yummy! My 3 year old, 1 & 1/2 year old and my husband all really like this meal.