January 3, 2016

CHICKEN QUINOA ENCHILADAS

Hi everyone! Sorry for being so MIA lately!
Okay so I LOVE Mexican food, I mean...who doesn't?! One of my favorite Mexican dishes is enchiladas because of how easy they are. They're quick, easy and super yummy. I found this recipe  on Pinterest! I took inspiration and decided to add a few of my own touches.
And to top it off, having a Mexican fiesta night is an excuse to make guac and eat a bag of tortilla chips. Guilty.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Preheat oven to 400ยบ.
So you're going to want to cook your quinoa in a medium sized pot because you'll eventually add all of your ingredients into it. I use this sauce pan almost every night.
First cook one cup quinoa with two cups chicken broth (or veggie broth). Cook quinoa as directed on the bag.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
While the quinoa is cooking, prepare your chicken. Heat your pan with a few tablespoons of olive oil. I took two chicken breasts and cut them into pieces. This makes them a lot easier to cook and easier to put into the enchiladas. Season the chicken to your liking, I just add salt, pepper, a little paprika and garlic salt. Cook your chicken until done and set aside.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Once your quinoa is cooked, add a can (drained and rinsed) black beans and about half of a 20oz can of enchilada sauce. Add your chicken and Mexican cheese! I think I added about a cup of cheese, but add as much as you want (this is a non-judgment zone). Mix all the ingredients together and make sure everything's covered in enchilada sauce and cheesy. Add a little more if needed.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Take 10" tortillas and fill with the mixture. Fill them to your liking. Use those burrito rolling skills and place them into your baking dish.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Now add the rest of your enchilada sauce and more cheese.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Cook in the oven uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas | postgradandgingham.blogspot.com
Serve imminently with tortilla chips, guacamole and a margarita.
What is your favorite enchilada recipe or Mexican dish? 
Emily