Monday, March 28, 2011

gina's delicious enchiladas

I've mentioned it on here before, but Gina's Skinny Recipes is probably my favorite recipe site on the internet. I have never made a recipe from her blog that was less than outstanding, and she calculates calories and WW+ points for everything she makes. 

That being said, when Tim texted me a request for "those chicken burritos" last week, I knew he was referring to the Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde I had made a little while back. When we have dinner there is usually much debate on a location or recipe, so to receive this request spoke volumes; I knew that meant they were really good.

This time I decided to document the process and wanted to share the recipe with you so you could go make it soon and get a request in the future (don't you love it when that happens?)

Here is the recipe. I won't go through all the details, but you basically make the filling and the sauce separately. You'll see a pan for the filling and one for the sauce. My main recommendation would be to use the tortillas Gina suggests and then to cut them in half and make them half the size. 

I love recipes that use onions and garlic as a base.
 After they're translucent, add white beans, green chiles, water and chicken bouillon.
Once cooked down a bit, add the pre-cooked chicken (I just boil a couple of chicken breasts before).
At the same time, start the sauce by sautéing more onion in a small amount of butter.
Then add the flour and allow to brown.
 Complete cooking with more green chiles, chicken broth, and jalapenos.
 Take off the heat, add fat free sour cream, and you're ready to roll!
 Put a little sauce at the bottom, fill the halved tortillas, layer into the pan, then top with sauce and cheese.
 Bake, and voila! A delicious and repeatable meal! 
Because of the white beans and tortillas, I couldn't figure out what to serve with it. I didn't want to add another starch, so last time I made them they stood alone, and this time I made my guacamole. I would highly recommend this recipe, as it is really easy and delicious!

What's the most recent "request" in your house? How do you usually decide what's for dinner if no one wants to pick?
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Kristin said...

Those look totally amazing. I could eat Mexican every night I think!

Zara said...

Oh my goodness! Those look so good! You are making my mouth water!!! Can ya FedEx me some?!!!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Yum!!! These look great. Headed to check out that blog, sounds like one I need to bookmark for sure.

Emily said...

Thanks so much for her site! I'm always looking for low calorie dinners and am getting bored with the sites I use! can't wait to look through her recipes.

Emily Ann said...

Those look amazing!! I love Ginas too! You have to try her garlic aioli dipping sauce made with greek yogurt! It's to die for with the chipotle sweet potato fries!

Torrie said...

I've never heard of that blog, but these look super delicious (enchiladas = one of my very favorite dishes)... Headed to check out the blog.

Heather said...

Yum! I will have to try that!

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