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Chicken Enchiladas

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  Chicken breast halves 4
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 32 Ounce, undrained (Two 16 Ounce Can)
  Canned tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned chopped green chiles 8 Ounce, undrained (Two 4 Ounce Can)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sour cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Use Any Commercial Brand)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 8 Ounce, divided (2 Cup 16 Tablespoon)
  Flour tortillas 12 (6 Inches Each)

Place chicken in a Dutch oven, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken from broth, and let cool, reserve broth for other uses.
Remove chicken from bone, and chop, set aside.
Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until tender; set aside.
Place tomatoes in container of an electric blender, process until pureed, add to onion mixture.
Add tomato sauce, green chiles, sugar, and seasonings; stir well.
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
Stir in 3/4 cup sour cream.
Spoon 2 heaping tablespoonfuls each of chicken and cheese on tortilla, roll tortilla up tightly, and place seam side down in lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish.
Pour tomato mixture over enchiladas.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven, add the remaining cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Serve with additional sour cream, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 668 Calories from Fat 283

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.2%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 122 mg40.7%

Sodium 1948.2 mg81.2%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 44 g88%

Vitamin A 133.7% Vitamin C 81.7%

Calcium 40.5% Iron 33.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Enchiladas Recipe