Once again, I am going to share with you my love affair with Mexican food.
If I could, I would happily eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
… and that is exactly what I did with these Creamy White Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas.
These enchiladas are so creamy, and with the California Avocados inside and outside of them, they are virtually unstoppable.
My husband is also a huge fan of Mexican food, but on a scale of 1 to 10, “enchiladas” probably rank about a 3 for him. When I made him these Creamy White Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas, he became an enchilada convert. He even took leftovers for lunch the next day.
Me? I ate some leftovers for breakfast… but that’s just me…
So here’s the deal. This recipe will call for 2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.
Here’s a tip to make it a little easier for you – buy a rotisserie chicken from your deli, let it cool on the counter for a little, then pull the chicken off of it. BAM!
I always do this, and my husband and kids love to eat the chicken legs, thighs, and wings. Then if you want to get all fancy, you can even use the bones to make some broth or soup. But I’m not Martha, so don’t ask for a recipe. 😉
The creamy base to these enchiladas is started with a little butter and some flour. This is called a “roux” [pronounced ru].
Super simple, but it can be a little intimidating. Just melt down some butter over medium heat, then while you are whisking the butter, sprinkle in some flour. Keep whisking till it starts to get a little clumpy. Then, still whisking, slowly drizzle in the chicken broth until the mixture begins to smooth out and starts to thicken. You should be out of the danger zone by then. But if you don’t whisk enough in the beginning, the flour might seize up and you’ll end up with a clumpy-creamy mixture. No bueno.
So just keep whisking.
After adding some heavy cream, cheese, sour cream, and finally some avocados, you’ll arrive at a finger-lickin good creamy cheese sauce to smother your enchiladas with.
Come to mama.
If these don’t make you an enchilada lover, I don’t know what else will.
Who else is hungry now?
I sure hope you enjoyed those little tips I gave you today!
If you are more of a “red sauce” enchilada kind of person, then you should try out this Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe. It’s another family favorite!