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Giant Chicken Enchiladas

Thursday, 5 February 2009

I came across this dish at Reeni's Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. I've never had enchiladas before and after reading her description about the dish, I knew I had to hunt down that enchilada sauce. Old El Paso was the only brand of enchilada sauce I saw. I used flavoured chicken fillets/ slices for that extra tasty chicken pieces. I left out the sour cream for the sake of my diet and only added 1 tbs of creme fraiche. The huge enchiladas were extremely tasty and satisfying. I love the hot and spicy enchilada sauce, it was so flavourful. The flavoured chicken slices was a great addition, they were extra tasty. We enjoyed it and will definitely make this again!


Ingredients: makes 4 giant enchiladas

  • 1 bottle(395g) Old El Paso Mild Creamy Red Pepper Enchilada Cooking Sauce
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 packet (200g) Sainsbury's Sweet Chilli Chicken Fillets
  • 1 packet (130g) Sainsbury's Roast Hot & Spicy Chicken
  • 1 large Onion - sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper - sliced
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper - sliced
  • 1 large Avocado - sliced
  • 1 tbs Coriander - coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbs Creme Fraiche
  • Cheddar Cheese - grated


  • Preheat oven to 250°C.
  • Place sliced bell peppers on a baking tray, drizzle some olive oil and roast until done.
  • In a pan, heat up some oil. Add onion, stir-fry until soft.
  • Add chicken.
  • Mix in 1/2 of the enchilada sauce.
  • When sauce starts boiling, add coriander and stir in creme fraiche. Remove from heat.
To assemble:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • I used 2 tortillas for 1 roll, so place 2 tortillas (overlap each other by a bit in the middle) on a plate.
  • Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture on tortilla.
  • Top it with 1/4 of sliced avocado and bell peppers.
  • Roll up tortillas.
  • Do the same for the other 3 rolls.
  • Spread the remaining enchilada sauce on tortilla rolls.
  • Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese (however much you like) on the rolls.
  • Bake until cheese is melted (about 10-15 mins).

40 oink oinks...:

5 Star Foodie said...

The flavored chicken sounds like a great addition. The enchiladas look yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, I LOOOOVE this kind of food! These Enchiladas look mighty scrumptious!



Apples and Butter said...

Love Enchiladas though I've never made them at home. Thanks for the picture tutorial!

duodishes said...

Enchiladas are always good. No matter what! But we gotta have our sour cream. Please forgive us. :)

Sara said...

Wow, these look amazing! I love enchiladas, and anything that involves avocado.

Vera said...

Delicious looking meal!

Zue Murphy said...

I like this dish but had to watch my heartburn on the spicy sauce.

Selba said...

Oh my... I'm drooling right now while looking your enchiladas!!!

Dragon said...

These look so warm and comforting. Great job!

dp said...

What?! First time for enchiladas?! :-)

Enchiladas get heavy rotation in our house. It's one of the few things I can put in front of the kid and not get an immediate reaction of disgust.

Elra said...

OMG, I really really like Mexican food! I always order this at the restaurant. I wonder why I never tried to make it at home? I should really try it one day.

pigpigscorner said...

5 Star Foodie: I love the addition of falvoured chicken, just adds so much flavour to the dish. I think I will stick to flavoured chicken next time!

Rosa: Thanks =) This is my kind of food too!

Apples and Butter: These are the only ones I had. Would love to try an authentic one.

duodishes: I know sour cream is a must but diet...

Sara: I love the creamy avocado in this!

Vera: Thanks!

Zue Murphy: I used the a mild sauce for this so it's not very spicy.

Selba: hehe thanks =)

Dragon: Thanks =)It's like the ultimate comfort food. Very satisfied after that meal.

dp: yeap my first time! I'm really glad I found out about the enchilada sauce! I really have to try an authentic one!

ElraYea you should! It's amazingly simple and delicious!

Natashya said...

That does look wonderful, I shall have to give them a try!
I often sub low fat plain yogurt for sour cream in dishes like this - if that helps.

Grace said...

i'm sorry you went so long without tasting the wonderful dish known as enchiladas! welcome to the fan club. :)

Hayley said...

I love taco nights at my house. All the colors on the table are so much fun. I'll have to try a night with enchiladas instead. Thanks for sharing!

Happy cook said...

We don't have sainsbury here so i will have to do with other chicken and sauce, these look so yummy delicious, bookmarking them.

Pam said...

Yum. I love Mexican food - these enchiladas look really tasty.

Sam said...

I love enchiladas, the topping on yours looks really good, yum!

Reeni♥ said...

Your version is outstanding!! Great flavor additions. Their a big favorite in our house. I have an awful craving now!!! I'm so happy that you tried them and liked them!

pigpigscorner said...

Natashya: Yougurt sounds like a good sub! Thanks.

Grace: It is a wonderful find!

Hayley: Taco nights sound like fun! Spread all the ingredients on the table and just pick whatever you want!

Happy Cook: I'm sure there are similar products where you are!

Pam: Thanks =)

Sam: Thanks! They are really tasty!

Reeni: Thanks for introducing this wonderful dish!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks delicious! I just went to a place that had all you can eat taco's and it has me on a Mexican kick.

Sharon said...

I really love enchiladas but I think I've only had them with green sauce! I'll have to try red, now. You did a great job with the photos. Enchiladas are hard to photograph!

Donna-FFW said...

Amazing. Really wonderful photos and it looks so fabulous. Id love one right now with a margarita!

Kevin said...

Those enchiladas look great. I never thought to put avocado in enchiladas but it sounds good!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummylicious wrap.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Yum I love enchiladas and your dish looks delicious! There's something so appealing about melted cheese isn't there :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your echiladas came out great. I'm glad you liked them - they make an appearance on our table quite frequently.

Olga said...

You are going to make these again and again and again!
That's such a verastile dish. I really like the addition of avocado. And this makes for perfect party dish and leftovers.

Maryann said...

I like the angle of the last photo. Very delicious!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I've been wanting to make an enchilada for a long time too. Yours look yummy, so cheesy and red and that filling!

Jessie said...

Oh my goodness, these look good! I just ate, and I do believe that I'm drooling! :D

a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

pigpigscorner said...

Marc: All you can eat tacos sounds awesome!! I'm loving Mexican cuisine =)

Sharon: Green sauce? I didn't know there's a green sauce for it.

Donna: Thank you =) That's what was missing! A Margarita!

Kevin: I liked the addition of avocado, so creamy and flavourful.

Kitchen Flavours: Thanks!

Lorraine: Thanks =) Don't you just love melting cheese! Looks and tastes so wonderful!

Katherine Aucoin: I'm sure it will be a frequent on our dinner table too!

Olga: I'm sure of that too! I'm already thinking of what to add next!

Maryann: Thank you =)

js: Thanks! It's really simple but full of flavours!

Jessie: Thank you =)

noobcook said...

Always love tacos but have yet to try making them at home, yours look so delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks! This will be a very frequent dish at home now!

Bunny said...

I love this, I'm trying to eat better and this looks like it would fit right in to my diet!

csquad said...

enchiladas! you must visit texas one day for some tex-mex :) yours look delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

Bunny: I have to say that this is a well balanced dish, you can omit the cheese if you are on a strict diet!

csquad: Thanks! I would love to visit texas one day! All that gorgeous food!

Jude said...

Any foods that start with "giant" puts a smile on my face. All of a sudden, my dinner looks boring as hell.

pigpigscorner said...

I love my meals in big portions, looks so appetising and comforting....yum yum.

Ricardo said...

I also made some extra large enchiladas sometime ago, these ones are just as nice with alternative ingredients really makes them come to live...well done..Happy Valentine's Day..thx 4 sharing

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