In Paint by Numbers I mentioned, that as a new wife. I had to learn most of what I did from others since I hadn’t a clue how to cook. So, I found the good ol’ church cookbook to be a fine place to start. I followed each recipe step by step and we had some delicious meals. I’m so thankful for the older women who were thoughtful enough to pass their expertise along to a 22-year-old wife learning from scratch. Some of these recipes have been a part of our family mealtime ever since – like this one!
I remember Tim bragging to another young married friend about my chicken enchiladas. The friend argued there was no way mine could be any better than his wife’s. Once we compared notes – she and I realized we both used the SAME recipe from the SAME church cookbook! (we got a lot of these for wedding gifts)
One little church lady recorded her beloved chicken enchilada recipe and two young wives took it as their own. The rest – is history. If YOU like it – keep it as your own as well. This recipe’s been time tested and probably tweaked a bit. (I tend to do that) Tip: If you use chicken parts it won’t be the same. The whole chicken makes all the difference. No cutting corners here. Never deboned a chicken? Give it a try. The results are worth the effort.
1 whole chicken (organic is best)
2 Tbs butter
8 oz Taco Sauce
1 ½ cups chopped potatoes – boiled, drained, and chopped
1/3 cup hot sauce (your favorite brand)
Cook chicken in simmering water until meat can be removed from the bone. Melt butter in large skillet; add chopped chicken, taco sauce, hot sauce, and potatoes. Stir together and cook on low for 15 minutes.
12 flour tortillas (fresh made are best)
8 oz sour cream (not low fat)
Monterrey Jack Cheese – grated
Pickled Jalapeno pepper – sliced
Black Olives – sliced
Fill tortillas with chicken filling, roll and line in pan, top with cheese. Cook @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with sour cream, salsa, and olives.
Serves 6 – 8 Obviously, I triple this recipe for a family meal and quadruple it if we’re to have leftovers!! Delicious!