Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas – From Farm to Fork


It’s all the time good to have just a few good recipes prepared to your house meal rotation. Here’s an awesome one which’s easy to put together, and yields loads of meals!

  • four c cooked, shredded hen
  • 16 ozbitter cream
  • 2 cans cream of hen soup
  • half of c onion, chopped
  • half of c inexperienced pepper, chopped
  • 1 can inexperienced chilies
  • 1 lb Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb Colby cheese, shredded
  • 2 packages tortillas
  • 1 can enchilada sauce

Start by cooking and shredding your hen. I like to do that within the gradual cooker in a single day, so I can assemble the enchiladas within the morning and they are often prepared to pop within the oven as quickly as I get house from work!

After that, mix all elements (besides the tortillas, enchilada sauce, and shredded cheese) and blend properly. Put among the combination within the backside of your pan. Fill your tortillas with the hen combination and a few shredded cheese. When the pan is full, high with the can of enchilada sauce and shredded cheese. Pop within the oven at 300 for 30-40 minutes, or till cheese is effervescent.


This recipe is nice for a number of causes. First, it’s scrumptious. Second, the elements come from far and wide. When you make a recipe like this, it’s unimaginable to take into consideration all the farms and companies that inadvertently cooperated to provide you with this nice meal.

Our primary ingredient on this recipe is the hen. Chickens give us two primary merchandise: meat and eggs. However, it’s not the identical sorts of chickens which are raised for each. Here in Iowa, now we have numerous laying hens which are used for egg manufacturing. These have a tendency to be breeds of chickens which have white feathers and lay white, clean-looking eggs. The chickens raised for meat are known as broilers. They dwell in numerous sorts of barns, and have a tendency to be raised in numerous components of the nation.

This recipe additionally has a considerable quantity of dairy merchandise. We have several types of shredded cheese and bitter cream on this recipe that every one come from dairy cows. Like chickens, we get a number of merchandise from cattle (meat and milk, primarily) that come from several types of cattle (beef and dairy cattle). Dairy cattle are raised to produce milk, which can be utilized to make our bitter cream, cheeses, yogurt, ice cream, and extra. Different breeds of dairy cattle can produce milk with completely different quantities of protein and fats, which might lend itself higher to completely different finish merchandise. So the milk from one dairy farm may be higher for ice cream, and the milk from one other dairy farm may be higher for fluid milk. Neat, huh?


We additionally use fairly a little bit of greens on this recipe. Onions, peppers, and tomatoes are all thought of greens in a dietetic sense, however tomatoes are generally identified to be a fruit botanically! California grows a bulk of our vegetable crops, partially as a result of their delicate local weather permits them to develop crops for extra of the calendar 12 months than we are able to within the Midwest. Since many fruit and vegetable crops are delicate and take a educated eye, numerous farm labor together with harvesting is completed manually. For extra data and information on our fruit and vegetable manufacturing and imports, take a look at this text.

Lastly, this recipe requires a few processed meals gadgets. We use cream of hen soup, enchilada sauce, and tortillas. Pre-made meals gadgets like these began gaining in recognition within the mid-20th century, as ladies started coming into the workforce, however have been nonetheless accountable for sustaining the house and supper schedule. Time-saving items like these have been – and are – a lifesaver for the busy dad or mum. Goods like these have a tendency to have one or two key elements, like hen inventory (cream of hen soup), tomato sauce (enchilada sauce), and wheat flour (tortillas), as well as to stabilizers, flavorings, and different components formulated to improve each taste and security.