Hello SMF Folks and Happy Sunday!
Yesterday I smoked a whole chicken and lots of other stuff for my "Sister Friends Happy Hour & Munchies Day" My sister friends didn't eat all of my smoked chicken so I decided to do something different with my leftover bird - so I made some off the chart good Smoked Chicken Enchiladas. I must admit they were some of the best enchiladas I have made in a long time. Here's my Q-views and step-by-step recipe. Enjoy!
Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby!
My bird I smoked yesterday. before I smoked it I slathered it with my savory homemade coleslaw dressing because I didn't have any dang mayo so I used what I had on hand........I sprinkled with my bird rub and on the smoker it went - and it was darn good!
I started off with 1 cup diced onion - season with kosher salt & ground black pepper
add some olive oil and cooked over medium heat until onions are softened
added 1/2 cup roasted bell peppers and 1 - 4oz can of diced green chili's (not jalapenos)
I pulled apart 1 chicken breast, 2 legs, 1 thigh (that's all that was left from my afternoon "sister friends party")
added a pinch red peppers flakes (optional). didn't need to add any other seasonings because the pecan smoked chicken had an awesome flavor. added sautéed veggies - mix together until well combined
added 2 tablespoons tomato paste - the tomato paste will hold everything together.
add just enough canola (or peanut) oil to cover bottom of your skillet. heat oil until hot but NOT smoking.
add tortilla shell to hot oil just long enough so it becomes pliable - DO NOT OVER COOK IT HERE! if you do - you will be arrested by the "tortilla police"....you want it PLIABLE! if you need a visual of this method go to my video "Making Beef Taquitos Time Saver Menu #4" here's the link http://youtu.be/yVRR0sy5ErI
add a tablespoon of the chicken mixture in the softened tortilla and roll-up gently as pictured below. Guys handle this tortilla like it's a new born baby (or your woman) To my smoking sisters you do the same - handle this tortilla like you would your man (when you're not mad at him lol)......in other words BE GENTLE!
lightly spray a baking pan with canola or veggie oil. Place rolled tortillas in the pan seam side down - continue adding until the pan is full.
Since my Jerry passed away, I am cooking just for me these days so I had lots of rolled tortillas left. I wrapped them up in individual packets of (4) taquitos and I will cook those on a later date for me. For now, I will label my packets and freeze.
wrapped taquitos in plastic wrap and bagged in a Ziploc bags.
place all in a large Ziploc bag and freeze.
Here I covered my Smoked Chicken Enchiladas in enchilada sauce - next I will cover with Mexican 4 Cheese Blend then they will go into a 375 degree oven. I will bake them until the cheese is melted, gooey and delicious!
melted cheesy GOODNESS.............
I like to top my Smoked Chicken Enchiladas with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onions and a splash of hot sauce. What can be better than this........................................checkout the next pic! Can't have Mexican food WITHOUT a cold brew (with a twist of fresh lime) and a shot of Mr. Jose Cuervo - that's the law here in Vegas!
A Sunday dinner fit for a Queen (that would be me!)......Jerry loved my Smoked Chicken Enchiladas!
Sophie (aka the beagle) enjoying some of Mom's Smoked Chicken. Think she is spoiled??? lol
"the beagle" is ready for her after dinner nap...................
Mom is ready for a nap too!