First of all (and I kid you not) I had this post scheduled for today way last week. Imagine the coincidence then that Jen at Jaunita’s Cocina almost simultaneously awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award on March 24, as I drew inspiration from her Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos.
Now on to the original post scheduled for today:
The Hubs loves green sauce—green chile sauce, tomatillo sauce, a combination of both. This makes him happy.
So, in December when we were in Santa Fe, my goal was to make the Farmers Market and get some green chili powder. As usual, I did not buy enough. I guess we need to plan another trip soon!
I wanted to surprise him with green chile enchiladas and I had had my eye on one of Jen’s recipes at Juanita’s Cocina that looked marvelous to mod.
Green Chile Sauce
Based on Savory Spice
1 T. olive oil
1 c. chopped white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 c. green chile powder
1 c. water
1 c. chicken stock
½ T. white wine vinegar
½ t. ground coriander
¼ t. Mexican oregano
¼ t. cayenne powder (more or less depending our your taste buds)
Heat olive oil in a sauté pan or skillet. Add onions and garlic and sauté about five minutes or until onions are soft.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together green chile powder, water, stock, vinegar and spices.
After onions are soft, add chile sauce to sauté pan. Heat to boiling and then reduce to simmer. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
For the Creamy Enchiladas
Based on Jen’s Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c. La Victoria Thick n’ Chunky Salsa Verde (or any tomatillo based salsa), divided
1/2 T. white wine vinegar
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. ground coriander
1/2 t. onion powder
2 c. chopped poached chicken breasts
1 1/2 c. grated cheese (your choice), divided
10-12 corn tortillas (My favorite kind is La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax corn tortillas.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 9 inch backing dish with cooking spray. (I used my favorite enchilada pan.)
Mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup salsa, vinegar and spices in a large bowl.
Stir in chicken and 1 cup cheese.
Place about another 1/4 cup salsa in the bottom of your baking dish.
Warm the tortillas a bit (it makes them easier to roll), and stuff with about two tablespoons of the chicken mixture. Roll up and place seam-side down on top of the salsa in the bottom of the dish. Repeat. (I used 10 tortillas.)
Place green sauce and the rest of the salsa verde on top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Remove and eat!
The Hubs deemed these a keeper!
Thanks, Jen, for the inspiration!
Now, back to that great award!
There are a few guidelines for receiving the award!
- Thank the person that deemed you worthy of this award! (Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jen!!!!)
- Include a link to their blog! (Juanita’s Cocina has a new look too—check it out!)
- Select up to 15 bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate them to receive the award as well!
- Tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself!
- Include the set of rules in your post! (Here they are.)
- Inform each blogger you’re nominating that you did so by leaving a comment on their blog!
Here are the recipients of the Versatile Blogger award:
Jessica at Inquiring Chef
Jessica is “an American that has been temporarily (and happily) displaced to Bangkok.” I loved keeping up with her adventures in Thailand. The photography and observations are fantastic.
Veronica at Veronica’s Cornucopia
Talk about versatile. Veronica posts great recipes, hilarious observations, and she has the coolest nails! (She also gave me a nice shout-out this past week.)
Miss Bosslady at Mind over Batter
She cracks me up! Really, her posts are always hilarious.
Aimee from Chapel Hill to Chickenville
I had Aimee for a SRC assignment in November and I have tried to keep up with her and her brood (pun intended). Talk about a versatile woman! (The seven things below came from my original SRC post on Aimee.)
Seven Crazy Things About Me
- I was once on Jeopardy! I won one game with an answer of A Streetcar Named Desire in final jeopardy. But I ask, who the heck has ever heard of Yuban coffee?? This was the final answer to the game I lost. (Alex is pretty aloof and it is way too stressful to be fun!)
- My husband and I cancel out each others votes on every election. In fact, at the last primary vote he had just come from a big meeting and was in a suit and tie. I had just come from yoga. Could we have looked any more stereotypical? (We always freak the little old precinct ladies out.)
- I broke my nose in high school when I ran into one of my best friends while we were running “suicides.”
- Speaking of high school, I couldn’t decided if I wanted to marry Rick Springfield or Adam Ant. (I had issues, OK?)
- Now, if I weren’t very happily married (hear that honey?), I would marry Anthony Bourdain (and yes, I know he is married, too.)
- If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be New Mexico (preferably in a yurt) and I would drive an old neon painted psychedelic school bus selling our wares by the side of the road.
- My favorite Disney character is Dopey.
Please check out these very versatile (and award-worthy) bloggers