Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce for Cinco de Mayo #SundaySupper



Oh happy day!! It is Cinco de Mayo woohooooo! 

For those of you that just recently started reading my blog I will fill you in here. I am a Mexican food addict! 

I mean seriously, it is bad, I need a 12 step program or something. 

The thing, well thingsss that make it worse are 

1) my boyfriend does not like Mexican food! Yes I know, I have wondered what is wrong with him for a long time now. 
2) There are probably 5 Mexican restaurants in my tiny little town. 

Why does that make it worse? Because none of them have reallllly good food. I mean it is good enough when I am really jonesing for a Mexican fix. But for the most part it is more of a tease, giving me just a bit of what I want but not going all the way. 


Oh, back to the woohooo it is Cinco de Mayo thing. 

I grew up in Southern California, the land of fantastic Mexican food. 

Aaahhhhh the good ol' days, where there was a Mexican restaurant on just about every corner and they were all, for the most part, good!! 

On Cinco de Mayo there was one big HUGE party. The food, the margaritas, more margaritas, mmmmmmmm. 

These days I have to make my own Mexican food. 

And those days are few and far between now that the kids have moved out. 

They all loved Mexican food too, so when it came down to a vote I was always on the winning side and Kevin had to suffer through. 

Now with it just being the two of us I am only able to sneak it in once in a while. If I try to make it more than once a week I get the "look". 

Sheesh you would think I was trying to poison him or something. 

Anyway, when I found out #SundaySupper was doing a Cinco de Mayo theme I was sooooo happy. I would have made an entire feast if I thought I could have gotten away with it!  

One of my kids' favorite dishes is my Chicken Enchiladas with Chili Verde Sauce. Super simple and very tasty. It is one of the first recipes I came up with when we moved here. I decided I wanted to use that recipe as a jumping off point. 

I love avocados in any way shape or form. I will just cut one open and eat it with a bit of salt for lunch. Throw some chicken salad in it, you name it.....yum!! So I wanted to do something that used avocado instead of just as guacamole. 

This is what I came up with. Creamy, a little spicy, and sooooo good! Pair it with my Fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo and it is the perfect Cinco Mayo (or any other day) meal!


Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce


For the enchiladas:
1 rotiserrie chicken, shredded, bones and skin removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium white onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt.
3 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded

For the sauce:
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 cup chicken stock
2 large avocados
1 cup packed fresh cilantro (leaves and stems)
1 teasoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 lime, juiced

8 soft taco size flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the sauce, add the Greek yogurt, chicken broth, 2 avocados, cilantro, cumin, garlic salt, lime juice, and salt in a blender and mix well to combine. Adjust seasoning if unnecessary. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile in a medium skillet over medium heat, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions, jalapenos, and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent and the peppers have softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a medium sized bowl. Add the chicken, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion mixture, Greek yogurt, 1 cup of the avocado cream sauce, and 2 cups of cheese. Stir to combine well.

Spread about 1/4 cup of the avocado sauce on the bottom of a 10x13 baking dish. Spoon 1/8th of the enchilada mixture into a tortilla and roll it up. Place the enchilada in a 10 x 13 pan and continue with the remaining 7 tortillas. Pour the remaining avocado cream sauce over the top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. 

ENJOY!!




Now check out the other great #SundaySupper offerings!!


Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Chili Lime Crab on Watermelon Salad from A Stack of Dishes
Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas from Home Cooking Memories
Cinco de Mayo Tuna Pepper Poppers from Shockingly Delicious
Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) from Magnolia Days
Esquites or Mexican Corn Salad from Kimchi Mom
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime-Cayenne Butter from Healthy. Delicious.
Guacamole Rice from Foxes Love Lemons
Healthy Mexican Ceviche from Mama’s Blissful Bites
Loaded Cheesy Nachos from Gotta Get Baked
Lobster Guacamole from I Run For Wine
Roasted Garlic and Bacon Guacamole from Ruffles & Truffles
Slow Cooker Chicken Con Queso from Daily Dish Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:
Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Chicken Fajita Feta-ccine from Chocolate Moosey
Chicken Fajita Salad w/Home made Easy Salsa from Momma’s Meals
Chicken Mole Potato Skins from Noshing with the Nolands
Chorizo Fajitas with Sweet Potato and Poblano Pepper from The Urban Mrs.
Corono Beer-Battered Fish Tacos from Pescetarian Journal
Duck Carnitas from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Enchiladas with Red Chili Sauce from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Fish Tacos with Lime Salsa from Curious Cuisiniere
Japanese Mexican Tacos from Ninja Baking
Lightened Up Taco Salad from Kudos Kitchen
Mexican Pizza with Chipotle Orange Sauce from Family Foodie
Oven Baked Beef, Bean, and Cheese Chimichangas from In The Kitchen With KP
Pork Carnitas from From the Bookshelf
Red Chile Jam + Tequila Chicken Quesadillas from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Roasted Poblano and Corn Lasagna from Juanita’s Cocina
Shrimp Soft Tacos with Lime Dressing and Crunchy Vegetables from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Slow Cooked Carne Asadas from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Soft Shell Tacos from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Spicy Shredded Beef Chimichangas from Supper for a Steal
Spicy Steak Fajitas from Cravings of a Lunatic
Stuffed Poblano Peppers from Country Girl in the Village
Tequila Lime Chicken from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing from The Weekend Gourmet
Tofu Tacos from Hip Foodie Mom
Yucatan Pollo Pibil and Corn Tortillas from MarocMama

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:
Dairy-free Flan from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Dark and Spicy Chocolate Pots de Creme from Happy Baking Days
Fried Ice Cream for a Crowd from Growing Up Gabel
Luxuriously Healthy Chocolate Frosting from What Smells So Good?
Mexican Brownies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Paletas de Tamarindo (Tamarind Popsicles) from La Cocina de Leslie
Peanut Mazapanes from Pies and Plots
Sopapillas from The Wimpy Vegetarian

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:
Fresh & Fruity Sangria from Webicurean
Frozen Jalapeno Daiquiri from Blueberries and Blessings
Fruity Aguas Frescas from The Foodie Patootie
Mango Aqua Fresca With Chia Seeds from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Margarona from The Messy Baker
Mexaratini from Gourmet Drizzles
Tamarindo Drink (Agua de Tamarindo) from Basic N Delicious

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.

38 comments:

  1. I'm like you I am a Mexican food freak! I love it!! I also love your chicken enchiladas! They look so delicious!!

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  2. Ok, I HAVE to try this avocado cream sauce - it sounds incredible! I love it as an alternative to just piling on some guac (which is still good though)!

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    1. Oh I know, not knocking the guac LOL

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  3. Oh wow! These look so good and that avocado cream sauce. Yes! Just yes. Looks fantastic.

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  4. Your lightened up enchiladas sound amazing! I'm a Mexican food fiend, too :)

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    1. I could eat it every night I swear!!! :)

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  5. I'm a Mexican food addict, too! I can't wait to chow down on these. Yum!

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  6. This is a great recipe! And yes, I can understand how you feel moving from Southern California to a small Southern town. Lucikly we are now in Raleigh and have some really awesome options! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this!

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    1. I am in Western Washington I wish we had some options :( but I will just keep coming up with my own I guess LOL

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  7. I don't see green enchiladas much! This looks pretty tasty though!

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  8. I can see using that avocado cream sauce on EVERYTHING. Sounds awesome!

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    1. I agree Amy!! I was thinking about salad too :)

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  9. There are weeks when i live on rotisserie chicken, and love recipes for leftovers. Can´t tell you how much I´m loving this one Bobbi! That sauce is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Paula!! I love it when they put the rotisserie chickens on sale!

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  10. Poor Bobbi! Kevin really needs to come around and start enjoying Mexican food because oh wow - this enchilada looks ah-may-zing! I would want you to make Mexican dishes for me all the time. Vancouver, where I live, doesn't have any good Mexican restaurants either, which makes me really sad. Thankfully Seattle does and it's only a two hour drive away. Until my next cross border trip, I'll just make this recipe to tide me over.

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    1. Oh Nancy you are the other side of Seattle from me :) I live across the sound past Tacoma, about an hour from Seattle, bu there is no way I could get him to drive an hour for Mexican food LOL

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  11. This looks to die for!! I love that you used avacados! I need idea's on other ways to eat them!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Tammy, yes I love avocados too and try to put them in just about anything :)

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  12. These look so tasty! I"m a Greek yogurt addict - I love that you've used it here.

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    1. Yes I love Greek yogurt now and try to sub it in as many recipes as I can!!

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  13. That looks so very good!! I all the avocados in that burrito, in the sauce and on top!! I haven't had a burrito like this before, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks Cindy I have been thinking about using it for other dishes as well!

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  15. My husband is also a Mexican food addict! This looks great! Who needs a restaurant when you can cook? Looks delicious!

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    1. Exactly!! I am so glad you like it :)

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  16. This looks delicious and I am also a Mexican food addict. I love that you used Greek Yogurt!

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    1. Thank you I am always looking for ways to make me feel better about eating the things I love! I had no idea that the same amount of sour cream VS Greek yogurt is about 300 or 400 calories!!

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  17. Just discovered this today - can't wait to check out the recipes! LOVE the icon! I've linked up and added it to my blog! Happy cooking and eating! Carrie

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    1. Awesome! I am so glad you found me and enjoy my blog :)

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  18. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!! Made them tonight, yum! Sharing the post on my facebook page at An Affair from the Heart! <3

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