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Chicken Enchiladas

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Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 (4-oz.) cans diced green chiles, divided
  • 3 cups (12 oz) shredded colby-jack cheese blend, divided
  • 8 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Toppings: fresh cilantro leaves, chopped tomato, shredded lettuce

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 55mins

Preparation

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and bell pepper and saute 5 minutes or until tender.
2. Stir together onion mixture, chicken, 1 can diced green chiles, and 2 cups shredded cheese. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cupful chicken mixture on 1 end of each tortilla, and roll up. Arrange enchiladas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
3. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 Tbsp. butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining 2 cans green chiles.
5. Remove enchiladas from oven. Pour green chile mixture over enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
6. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with desired toppings.

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