Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas


The Mix-- I colored it pink-- cuz we were eating pink food that day! Another day we'll eat blue food till we figure out what color the kid is gonna be-- and its fun to color your food!

These enchiladas are soo simple and super yummy -- You can make them as spicy or as mellow as you want.

4 chicken breasts -- cooked and chopped small (just boil them its super fast)
1 8oz package cream cheese- softened
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream (or whatever amount happens to be left in the carton)
1 can green chilis (if you hate them-- don't put them in!)
Cheese
Tortilla shells
Enchilada Sauce (I use the hot, cuz I like it spicy!)

Mix cream cheese, soup, sour cream and chilis together. Sometimes when I'm feeling crazy I'll put some other spices in (like dill or bonapetit). Add cut up chicken.

Put spoonful of mixture into tortilla shell, sprinkle with some cheese and roll em up.

Arrange in 9x13 baking dish--

Cover with Enchilada sauce-- ifyou like really saucy enchiladas-- might need 2 cans or one really big can.

Then sprinkle with cheese and bake.

I bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until I'm to hungry to wait any longer-- everything is cooked going in-- so basically just heating it through--you can cook in microwave if you don't want crispy top. 4 breasts usually makes way more mix than a pan full-- you could probably do 2 pans-- I'll make one and put the rest of the mix in the fridge-- maybe we'll have enchiladas the next night too-- or its simple to make single servings to send for lunches-- they can just heat in the microwave.


Whalla! Super simple, yummy dinner.

Cola Pork Chops

Super east, super fast, picky eater approved!
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • some onion powder, more or less to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the ketchup, cola and brown sugar and onion powder.
  3. Flour Pork chops and salt and pepper.
  4. Place pork chops into a baking pan and pour cola mixture over, coating well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for about one hour depending on the thickness of the pork chop.
This is really yummy on Chicken as well-- don't cook chicken as long-- about 40 minutes or until done! I like to have this with baked potatoes and you can put the sauce on the potatoes like a gravy - MMM good!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken



  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 4 slices bacon (or more I used way more!) Cooked to almost done- not crispy.
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives (or any spices you like, I used garlic and onion)
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 white wine ( You can use milk, it just makes for a more bland sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt



DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Combine Cream cheese and spices to make a cheese filling.
  3. Pound the chicken breasts until flat. Put spoonful of cream cheese in the middle of each breast and roll up. Wrap each rolled breast with 1 slice of bacon and secure with toothpicks. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine condensed soup, sour cream, wine (or milk), lemon juice, pepper and salt. Mix until smooth, then pour over chicken.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
I also like to cook some bacon really crispy and crumble over the entire dish while it cooks!!

Serve over noodles or rice-- very yummy.