Friday, October 29, 2010

Healthy Condensed Cream of Chicken/Enchiladas

The humble beginnings of cream of chicken soup...homemade stock, milk, and seasonings

I have found several recipes for making your own condensed cream of...but THIS one over at Tammy's Recipe Blog sounded the most promising.

I wanted to make some Chicken Enchiladas since I had all the meat left from my rooster after simmering him for stock a couple of days ago. And I had 9 homemade whole wheat tortilla shells left from our beef/bean burritos yesterday. A couple more key ingredients and I was ready to create!

Cream of chicken soup

No worries if there are some little lumpies in your soup...just strain them out as I did!

1 medium onion cooked in 2 TBL butter till soft

Add the onion to your soup mixture

Add about 3 cups diced/shredded chicken, 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, and 2 cups sour cream to the soup /onion mixture

Homemade tortillas

Shmear a thin layer of your meat/soup/cheese mixture in the bottom of a 9X13
Then fit in a layer of tortilla shells...I tear them up to make them fit
Then a layer of your soup mixture.
Another layer of your tortilla shells
Then the final layer of your soup mixture
Sprinkle top with the shredded cheddar of your choice.
Typically we buy the white cheddarTillamook from Costco, but that just does NOT look very appealing on an already beigey dish!

Oven ready Chicken Enchiladas!

Bake at about 350F till hot and bubbly and the cheese is all melted, maybe 40 minutes.

So delicious on this chilly autumn day!

I would encourage you to try making your own condensed soups.
A real money saver, and for heaven's MSG, no weird chemically tasting stuff...just your own ingredients straight from your freezer and spice cabinet!

Could it be ANY easier-peasier?


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Camille said...

Okay Cindy...I'm in! Thank you for sharing this recipe...I am interested to try her "cream of...whatever" soup and your enchiladas. My kids love Mexican...YUM!

Have a lovely day!
In Him,

Cheryl said...

I am going to check out the homemade cream soups. I have made the tortillas now it's time to try the cream soups. Thanks for sharing this recipe it looks good.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh those look wonderful.
You are doing so well in light of your storm!
I am still praying for you. What a testimony you are to all of us~

Tami said... yummy!! So happy to have a recipe with no chemicals thank you for sharing!! :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tonya said...

I always layer and don't roll..good lazy cooking...

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Those enchiladas sound good!!! Look good and very tasty, too!!! I remember an American friend made chicken enchiladas when I was still living in Germany. They were really good and dear, because some of the ingredients were really hard to find!!! Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Accidental Huswife said...

That looks so delicious! I'm going to try it!

Mickey said...

Looks delicious! This house loves enchiladas!