Friday, December 17, 2010

Chicken & Spinach Enchaladas

Here it is guys. My soon-to-be-famous Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas.

about 8oz. fresh spinich (I sometimes use more, just depends on my mood)
about 1/2 lb of chicken, cooked and chopped
1 poblano chili pepper - chopped
about 1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 can of Rotell (drained)
1 cup of canned chopped tomatoes (drained)
4 or 5 cloves garlic
4 to 6 oz cream cheese (to my mood )
salt and black pepper to taste

Poblano Cream Sauce
1 poblano chili pepper - chopped
2 tbs butter or olive oil
3 or 4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup whipping cream
1-1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper to taste

1 dozen tortillas
Jack or Cheddar Cheese

Filling: Pour oil in skillet heated to medium, add chopped garlic, chopped onion, chicken and chopped poblano pepper. Cook until onions are translucent and chicken is done. Add tomatoes & Rotell cook until moisture is about gone. Turn down skillet heat and add spinach and cook until it is wilted, add cream cheese. (Keep stirring or cheese will scorch.) Stir until mixed and cream cheese is melted. Turn off heat.

Sauce: In a sauce pan melt the butter or add olive oil, chopped poblano chili peppers, garlic, chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add cream, wine, and sour cream, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Poplano chile peppers have to first be roasted, the skin removed and seeded before you can chop them up. I roast mine on the gas burner of my stove by laying them on the grill and rotating them using tongs until they are blackened. Then cool them in cold water in sink. The skin falls off them when rubbed under water, get it all off. They are mild and very tasty chilies.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Spray bottom of baking pan and then spread some of the sauce in the bottom of the pan. Spread equal amounts of the filling on to the tortillas and roll them up. Put seam side down in baking pan. Then pour the wine sauce over the enchiladas. Put the cheese on top and put it into a 350 degree oven and bake about 35 min.