Sunday, August 16, 2009

Swiss Enchilaaaaaadas!

This might just be the very first instance of fusion cuisine ever in recorded history. The creamy tang of Swiss cheese . . . the succulent savor of the tortilla-wrapped chicken. I think the Swiss and the Mexicans really ought to consider a political alliance, given that this culinary marriage of cultures went so beautifully.

It's not new and it's not unique but boy is it good.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups minced onion
2 cups diced or shredded chicken, cooked
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 4 1/2-ounce cans of diced green chilies
1 14 1/2-ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
6 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil for about five minutes over a medium heat until the onions are tender and soft. Stir in the chicken, chilies and tomatoes and simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan slowly whisk the milk into the flour (to prevent lumps) then cook slowly over medium heat, whisking, until the mixture begins to boil and thicken. Stir in the salt and pepper.

Spoon a bit of the chicken mixture into the warm tortillas and add a bit of the grated cheese as well. Roll up and arrange them in the bottom of a greased baking dish. Pour the milk mixture over the top and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until the cheese is nice and brown.

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Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Ohhhhh that looks yummy!

Lis Garrett said...

My mouth is watering just reading about it!

Maddy said...

So that would be .......serves 6? I need new, bigger casserole dishes I think.

Laurie said...

This is one recipe I want to try. Surprisingly I can find excellent Swiss cheese here.

Jolanthe said...

These look sooooo tasty!!

mothersalways said...

This is yummylicious , we have a similar recipe but we use macaroni instead of the wrap. The kids love it. Cheers

Janelle said...

I don't like Swiss cheese. Does it taste like Swiss cheese, or does it just have a unique tang that enchiladas don't normally have?

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I have all these ingredients!!! This sounds so good.


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Mrs. CPA said...

Swiss cheese is also a delicious addition to Lasagna as the next to top layer.

Nirvana T-shirts said...

that looks amazing. i can't wait to try it.

courtneystoffel said...

Yum! This looks great!

Allison said...

Yummmm…this sounds so good. I have left over chicken, now I know what to use it for!

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and it is a keeper!