Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish, and we can prepare them in many different ways. However, making chicken enchiladas is our favorite way to enjoy this traditional and delicious dish. Even when they might seem like an easy meal to cook, though, there are some tips that could come in handy. For example, we recommend using rotisserie chicken when making chicken enchiladas. Adding canned chiles can be a great way to enrichen the flavor. Also, adding the sauce in three ways as well as rolling and scooching the enchiladas when we prepare them will help us get the results we are looking for.
Use Rotisserie Chicken
If you want to experience making chicken enchiladas from scratch, you can roast your own chicken without a problem. However, this process might be too lengthy for some, especially if we have little time to cook. Therefore, we recommend using rotisserie chicken when making chicken enchiladas. This will significantly simplify the process. Besides, there won’t be any noticeable difference. The flavor comes from the moisture you add to the chicken when you mix all the fillings.
Add Canned Chiles to Add Flavor
One essential ingredient we simply can’t leave aside when making chicken enchiladas is adding canned chiles to make a flavorful filling. You can go for diced green chiles and add them to the enchilada sauce. This will allow you to boost the flavor and increase the yield. Also, don’t worry about precisely measuring the ingredients. Just mix an entire 15-ounce can of sauce with a 4-ounce can of chiles. If you want to make your enchiladas extra spicy, feel free to add more chiles to the mix.
Sauce Should Come in Three Ways
When we are making chicken enchiladas, preparing a tasty sauce is an essential step. However, just as the sauce itself will complement the flavor, the way we add the sauce to our enchiladas matters, too. Therefore, we need to make sure we are adding the sauce in three ways. First, we should add some of the sauce to the bottom of the casserole. Then, we should stir some into the filling that will go in our enchiladas. Lastly, we should pour the rest of the sauce all over the enchiladas. Doing this will help us make our enchiladas be creamy and tender.
Don’t Forget to Roll and Scooch
Now, putting the enchiladas together can be a bit tricky, especially when we have never made chicken enchiladas before. When putting the filling into the tortilla, we should add about ½ cup of filling and roll the tortilla to close it. Then, we seam side down in the pan, scooch, and repeat. We want to make sure that all our enchiladas fit into our casserole, so we should do this with each enchilada we prepare.