acapulco chicken enchilada

Categories
Poultry
Yield
3 servings
MeasureIngredient
3 cups Chicken; cooked, shredded
½ cup Scallions; w/green; minced
½ cup Almonds; chopped, blanched
½ teaspoon Salt
3 cups Enchilada Chili Sauce; *
  Sour cream and scallions
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
⅔ cup Onion; chopped
¼ cup Green bell pepper; chopped
Garlic clove; minced
1 cup Tomato paste
Fresh corn tortillas
¾ cup Sour cream
½ cup Shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup Sliced ripe olives
1 cup Water
1 teaspoon Chili powder; (or more)
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Dried oregano

FOR GARNISH

ENCHILADA SAUCE

In small bowl, toss together cooked shredded chicken, scallions, and almonds. Sprinkle on salt. Mix and set aside. To prepare chili sauce, heat oil in saute pan over med-high heat; add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute until vegs. are soft. Stir in tomato paste, water, chili powder, salt and oregano. Blend well. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 5 mins. Preheat oven to 350 deg. Lightly oil bottom of shallow ovenproof casserole dish. Dip a tortilla in hot sauce until partially saturated. Then place tortilla in cass. dish; fill with ⅛ of chicken mixture, and top w/1 T sour cream; roll into an enchilada.

Place in dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas. When casserole is filled, drizzle remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese and top with olives. Bake for 15 mins. or until cheese and sauce are hot and bubbling. Serve with additional sour cream and chopped scallions on the side. Judy Garnett/pjxg05a RaleighNC

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