Weekend Cooking that is hosted by Beth Fish Reads, so I thought today would be a great day to start!
Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas
2 chicken breasts
1 medium onion
1 can black beans
1 package of soft taco shells
1 can of green chili enchilada sauce (Las Palmas is my absolute favorite, if you can find it!)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheese (I like a blend that has Monterrey Jack and cheddar.)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
dash or two of red pepper flakes (optional)
Chop the onion into a nice dice and the chicken breasts into small cubes. Heat a frying pan and coat with enough olive oil to fry up the chicken and onions, about 2-3 tbsp. Cook the chicken, just until cooked through (but not browned, as that makes it too tough) and then add the onion and cook to tender. Turn the heat to low and add in one can of black beans, rinsed and drained. Salt and pepper the mixture, adding in the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and chili flakes. Stir the ingredients together and then remove from heat.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour 2/3 of the can of green chili sauce on the bottom of the pan, then begin filling the soft taco shells with the chicken and black bean mixture, rolling them up enchilada style after each one and sliding them in close to one another (I usually fill and roll all in the baking dish, which is messy, but coats each one in sauce.) The pan should hold 7-8 enchiladas.
My suggestion & advice: I like to make a batch of these enchiladas and portion them out for lunch during the week. I'll admit that it can get soggy if you leave it in the fridge for too long, so I like to portion it out and freeze it in small, individual containers. That seems to stop some of the liquid from completely soaking the shells. I'm really not a big leftover fan, but I love these!