Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Cooking Linky Party

Okay, so I know you are totally surprised that I am blogging twice in one day, but I just couldn't resist.  Susan at TGIF Thank God It's First Grade is having a What's Cookin' Good Lookin'? linky party that I wanted to join.  


My recipe is for Chicken Enchiladas.  I make the filling for the chicken enchiladas in the slow cooker.  The filling can also be used to put on top of nachos or for a dip.

In the morning, I put a can of pinto beans, a can of Campbell's nacho cheese soup, a packet of taco seasoning and 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker.  (I put in frozen chicken breasts, but I'm sure you can put in ones that are defrosted.  It just might not take as much time to cook.)

I put the slow cooker on low (no matter how frozen the chicken breasts are, still put the slow cooker on low or it will burn).  I leave it on all day.  Since I leave for school about 6:30 in the morning, everything cooks for about 10 or 11 hours (during the school year).  I'm sure you can cook it for a little less time, it is up to you.

Then when I am ready to make dinner, I use a big fork and stir the chicken breast.  This shreds the chicken.  After that, I put in a brick of cream cheese.

This is what it looks like when I'm done adding the cream cheese.

You can use this for a dip or to make chicken nachos.  I usually place it in tortillas and put shredded cheese on top.  Then I fold it like an enchilada (I fold the top and bottom in and roll it up) and put some more shredded cheese on top of the tortilla.  I put them all on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 10 minutes (until the cheese on top melts) at 350 degrees.

This is what they look like when they are done.  (Please excuse the cookie sheet.  For some reason after a month even my new cookie sheets start to look like this.)

I top them with tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sometimes avacadoes or guacamole.

The reason that I made these today is that I had to pick my sister up in Lansing, Michigan (and we might have done a little shopping).  It was easy to make since we didn't get home until dinner time.  And she LOVES them.

See this is her (I'm sure she won't mind that I put this picture of her on my blog.  Shhh...we just won't tell her):

I hope your family likes this recipe too.  


Susan Moran said...

Yay!!! Thanks for joining my linky! You are the first one :) Chicken enchiladas are my fiance's FAVORITE, but I was always too scared to make them. Now I have a recipe to try out!

T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Sue Lattea said...


You are welcome. I think this is a great idea for a linky party. I hope your fiance likes the chicken enchiladas!


Mona said...

Hi Sue,

I nominated you for an award. Please stop by to pick it up.

First Grade Schoolhouse

Kelley Dolling said...

I had to click over for a little visit. Anyone who joins up with my buddy, over at TGIF just has to be a friend of mine!!! Looks like a fun and easy meal :)

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Just Wild About Teaching said...

this looks soooo yummmy...thanks for your newest follower...drop by =)

Just Wild About Teaching

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