When I originally started to make this dish I would take some of the filling and roll it into each of the tortillas sorta like a Fluata (flute) then layer them and the dish looked prettier. But, over time I found it easier to serve if I cut up the tortillas. This dish is very filling and a huge hit with my family, it's great served with a small salad or some rice and beans :) And, I prefer it with the cut onions in the filling as well but when we have kids coming over I omit them incase they don't like the onions crispy texture, yum!
Last night during the House of 3 Live Web show I mentioned that I made some yummy Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas over the holiday and so here is the recipe. Enjoy!
Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada Casserole
1 med size chicken boiled and pull meat or I often use 4 or 5 chicken breast boiled in chicken broth with bay leaf, garlic powder, salt and pepper then cook till done then drain and shred.
1 med chopped onion (can be omitted for those who don't care for onion)
12oz container of Cream cheese (I use Philadelphia)
1 cup milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
8oz of your favorite bottled salsa (you can choose a spicy sauce to make it even spicier or if you want you can use Rotel in place of salsa just be sure to blend it up well).
18 to 20 Corn Tortillas
8 to 12oz of shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
Using your bare hands for best results, mix the shredded chicken with onion and cream cheese. Set aside
Mix the milk, soup and salsa well and set aside.
Take your tortillas and dip each one into heated oil to soften them on both sides. Place them on paper towel and blot excess oil as you stack them. Once you are done cut the stack in half then cut the halves in half leaving you with triangles.
Take a 9x13 casserole dish and start lining the bottom with the corn tortillas (the oil in tortillas helps prevent them sticking to dish when baking). Once bottom is covered spread some of the chicken mixture on top (again using your bare hands). Pour some sauce to cover then sprinkle cheese to cover and repeat once again ending with tortillas on top with some sauce and cheese. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30mins, then pull off foil and bake for another 5mins