Monday, September 26, 2011
Martha Monday: Chicken Enchiladas
I fretted over whether to do this chicken enchilada recipe or not. I have already found THE enchilada recipe that I LOVE! And it is not this. When I looked at the ingredient list I was really skeptical. Would it have enough flavor?
The answer is NO.
There is nothing really wrong with the recipe. It's fine. It just doesn't blow you over and make you want to dance the Merengue.
Here's what I did. I poached the chicken in salted water. I shredded it. I made the sauce - oil, garlic, cumin, flour, chicken broth, water. When I whisked my chicken broth into the hot flour, I flubbed it. All I had were large lumps of cumin-scented flour in thin broth. I whizzed it in my blender quickly and got it to incorporate correctly. Problem solved. Once the sauce thickened, I mixed some with the chicken. Filled up the corn tortillas. Put them in a baking dish. Smothered them with rest of the sauce and cheese. Baked.
They were OK. Just OK.
What really blew me away were the Quick Cowboy Beans (thanks Rick Bayless) and the Sauteed Swiss Chard and Onions I served with the enchiladas. So follow the links to those recipes and leave the enchilada one alone.
I'll share my favorite one with you. Soon.
at 5:35 PM