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Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

My husband goes crazy for Mexican food, so I made one of his favorites for dinner last night…chipotle chicken enchiladas. They are so cheesy (just like my hubby, maybe that’s why he likes them so much…just kidding sweety!) I’m surprised he hasn’t shown up to the dinner table wearing a sombrero (I’m totally not kidding he really would) that’s what I love about him. This one is for you hubby!

3-4 Chicken Breasts (shredded)

8 Corn Tortillas

1 Can of Enchilada Sauce

1 Tbs Chipotle in Adobe

4-5 Slices of Pickled Jalapeños

1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

2 Green Onions

2 Tbs Onion Powder

2 Tbs Garlic Powder

1 Tbs Chili Powder

1/2 Tbs Cayenne Pepper

1 Tbs Salt

1 Tbs Pepper

Preheat the oven to 375. Season the chicken and bake on a foil lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes on each side. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165° (I love using my trustee digital thermometer, it never lets me down…just like my hubby). Shred the chicken and transfer to a large bowl. I like to shred the chicken ahead of time for recipes like this one, and store in the freezer until you are ready to use it. If you want you can substitute a shredded store bought rotisserie chicken also (talk about a time saver)!

Next, mix in 3/4 of the enchilada sauce and the cheese (save some to sprinkle on top later…yeah baby). Add a tablespoon of chipotle in adobe to the mixture. Here is where you can adjust the heat level to your liking, we like it spicy (so extra heat for my hubby and his spicy wife…muy caliente! 😉 ). Chop the green onions and jalapeños, add to the bowl and stir until well mixed. (It already smells so good, I usually give my husband a taste at this point, a little sneak peek).

Pour 1-2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish and spread around. Take the filling and roll into the corn tortillas. Place into the prepared casserole dish seam side down. Once they are all rolled up, top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. As soon as it comes out of the oven, pour the remaining enchilada source over the top. (If you do this before you bake them in the oven, it will absorb into the tortillas…trust me, not a pretty outcome).

Let cool, top with the remaining green onions and it’s ready to serve. Now throw on that sombrero hubby, it’s fiesta time my love! 🙂

Happy Flavoring!

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Healthy Fish Tacos

My husband loves Mexican food, so anytime I come up with a recipe that involves a tortilla and the word “Taco”, he’s in!

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Thumbs up from hubby!

The part that he does not need to know is how healthy it really is. Customize your taco by adding the perfect amount of toppings.

1 Fillet of Cod (or your choice of any white fish)

1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning

1/2 Tbs Cayenne Pepper

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Tomato

Pickled Jalapenos

Onion

Italian Seasoning

Cabbage

 

Sauce

1 Cup of Greek Yogurt

2 Tbs of Light Mayo

2 Tbs Sriracha

1/2 Lime (juice)

1 Tbs of Garlic Powder

1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

First mix all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and pop it in the fridge. I like to store it in a squeeze bottle (which makes it easy to drizzle over whatever you want). Next its time to cook the fish. Season the fish with Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper (leave out the cayenne pepper if you don’t want it spicy, but my husband and I are definitely a spicy couple 😉 ). Lay on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Place in the oven on broil for 10 to 15 minutes until browned.  It will brown the fish perfectly, so FLAVORFUL!  (This is usually around the time hubby asks…is it ready yet?!)

While the fish is cooking, its pico de gallo time! Chop the tomato, jalapeños, and onion into a small bowl.  I’m not crazy about cilantro, so I sprinkle with Italian season which does the trick for me.

Take the fish out of the oven and shred apart with a fork. Now setup a taco station with all the toppings. It’s a fish fiesta! Perfect for a taco party (get those margaritas ready)! Dinner is served… and hubby is happy! 🙂

Happy Flavoring!