07 February, 2010

Babe's Casserole Trifecta: Third And Final Contender

I've been recycling my friend Kathleen's Enchilada recipe for years and it's one of Babe's absolute favorites. So much so, that occasionally I have to shelf it so Babe doesn't end up in "EA". You know, Enchiladas Anonymous...


12 flour tortillas
6 chicken breast poached in white wine and chicken broth (reserve broth!)
2 cups chicken broth
white wine
3/4 cup chopped finely onion
8 oz package Mexican grated cheeses
1/4 cup flour
cup sour cream
can diced mild green chilies

Poach trimmed chicken breasts in the 2 cups chicken broth with generous splash of white wine. Cool then slice chicken into shredded, bite sized pieces.

In each tortilla place approximately 2 tablespoons chopped chicken, 1 tablespoon chopped onion and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.

Roll up each tortilla and place seam side down in a 9x13 casserole dish sprayed with olive oil.

Replenish the white wine in the cook's glass...

Melt the butter in a saucepan, blend in flour. Add the reserved poaching broth and cook stirring constantly until sauce thickens and bubbles. Stir in the sour cream and diced chilies cooking til heated through. Don't boil! Pour sauce over enchiladas and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cover with remaining shredded cheeses and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Kindness of Kathleen Abercrombie for the tons of mileage Enchilada recipe. And, for forgiving me the less than fantastic staging due to the fact that all my pretty cooking accoutrements are in storage...XXOO


  1. This looks like something that would be right up my husband's alley. Thank you. Oh, what do you serve with it? Salad? Rice? chips and margaritas?

  2. my mouth is watering... would have been nicer if you could have posted this, oh let's say, a day or two before the Superbowl! ;)

    Will make a note of this recipe... it'll please this crowd for sure!

  3. That looks delicious and your belt is cute too!

  4. Chicken AND Cheese - these look fabulous! Everything goes better with LOTS of cheese. :-) XOXO

  5. I believe we will be trying this recipe this VERY week!

  6. I would recommend a great margarita and some Spanish rice to go with Mary Anne. In fact, I recommend a good margarita with anything! XXOO

  7. OH These look delicious! Going to make them tomorrow. Perfect comfort food for being stuck in the snow. xoxo

  8. Can't wait to try this! Loved your mexican lasagna recipe...this one looks like it will be just as good.

  9. After the blinding success of the stilton soup, I'm up for this - what, though, are the UK equivalents of Mexican cheeses? Would a sharp cheddar work?

  10. Yummy! I am going to have to try that delicious looking recipe!

  11. my mouth is watering and I don't usually crave salty! and I can't eat any of these ingredients since I'm in the midst of a raw food cycle! Oooh you and your ways Allie!



  12. Oh my goodness! What iwould do for a plate of those for lunch! Yum!

  13. HI! This post should have come with a warning, I was feeling somewhat peckish...then read your blog...and now am ravenous! I love your blog, you had me at "Summer"!

  14. Never mind the food..are those pink J Crew cords you're sporting?

  15. Thanks for the enchilada recipe. I made it last night and we loved it! I added some roasted red pepper with the meat and cheese. Yum!