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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas for #SundaySupper Birthday

It is #SundaySupper’s Birthday. Yay! And, to celebrate,  the contributors of #SundaySupper decided to make recipes that have been featured throughout the year.  There are so many awesome recipes, how is a girl supposed to pick just one?! It was a hard task, but I decided to make Anne at Enchiladas. 

The Enchiladas were first posted in an After Thanksgiving #SundaySupper, one that utilized leftover Turkey. In the original recipe Thanksgiving Turkey was used to create Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas. For this recipe, I substituted chicken. A grocery store rotisserie chicken to be exact. I also added corn to the recipe. I have this love affair with black beans and corn that I could not resist adding into this dish.  It was so simple to make and tasted amazing that I for see these enchiladas becoming a weekday supper meal for my family as well. 
What you will need:

    3 cups chopped cooked turkey (or chicken)
    1 can (14.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 clove garlic crushed/pressed
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro
    ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
    Juice from one lime
    ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    1 can (28 oz) green chile enchilada sauce
    12 corn tortillas
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
   ½ cup of corn, I used frozen

To begin, I  mixed the chicken, corn beans, garlic, cilantro, pepper, lime juice, and ½ cup cheese. In a baking  dish,  spread about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of your pan . Now, it is time to construct your enchiladas.  Cover the corn  tortillas in a damp paper towel then place in a microwave and heat for about one minute. Next,  spread a small amount of sauce on the tortilla  and fill with  ⅓ cup your chicken and black bean mixture, roll the sides over, then place seam side down in your dish.  After you have made up the enchiladas, top them with the remainder of your sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Place this, uncovered, in the oven and bake  at 350F for about 30 minutes or until everything is bubbly and the cheese is melted smooth.
I served this is a lime wedge to squeeze over the top of your enchilada. I have never used lime juice in enchiladas.  Using the lime was a brilliant idea! The tang of the citrus really sparked off the dish and brightened all the flavors. The black beans and corn, my classic loves, were awesome paired with the cilantro and lime. This was a great way to celebrate #SundaySupper.

Thank you Anne at Webicurean for sharing such a wonderfully tasty dish. I imagine this was great with leftover Turkey, however, it was awesome with chicken.  Yum!

Be sure to check out all the dishes that are being served up. It is a walk down memory lane and an awesome way to remind yourself of all the dishes you want to make this year. There is so many it is too hard to pick just one. Have fun with it.

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What a fun event filled with such good food! I only wish I could actually taste each one. Oh wait! I can. I have the recipes. Time to get cooking…
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  1. So the other day I started chatting to someone on facebook about enchiladas and it really got my taste buds going for one. Now after seeing this i think I might need to put something on the menu plan for this week.

  2. Fabulous dish!! I love it!! Great combination of flavors!!

  3. Melty gooey enchiladas - nothing beats that. Not to mention I can usually fill them up with veggies. The kids rarely find any reason to complain!

  4. I love enchiladas and we don't make them enough, I will have to change that!!

  5. I have so glad you have joined us Shannon! Your recipes and inspiration are just amazing! Looking forward to another year of your recipes!

  6. These were so good! Anne did a fabulous job with this recipe. I love love the lime with it!

  7. If you say enchiladas, my mouth immediately begins to drool! YUM!

  8. Mmmmm! These enchiladas look fantastic! Love the chicken picture too... I miss having chickens

  9. It has been far too long since I have made any mexican food other than nachos. I'm pretty sure these need to happen soon.

  10. Simple & healthy ! My kind of recipe ! yummmm ! They look great !

  11. I love Mexican food! Such wonderful flavors.

  12. Love a good Enchilada and these look great!

  13. Yum! I seriously LOVE anything with chicken and black beans . . this looks soooooo good! thanks for sharing!

  14. I love this recipe and it sounds so easy and flavorful!!I haven't Mexican in a long time and I'm craving for some right now :)

  15. I forget how easy these are to make! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I cook turkey all throughout the year so I usually have leftovers in the freezer. Great idea to use them in enchiladas. I also like the addition to corn. I agree it goes so well with black beans.

  17. Yay enchiladas! Some of my faves

  18. I need to make this asap. As much as I love Mexican food, I rarely ever make it at home (what the heck is wrong with me?!) and there aren't any good Mexican restaurants where I live. These enchiladas look so freaking amazing!

  19. They are awesome! I swear the lime really kicks it up a notch. Such a great idea. I am so glad I learned it through #SundaySupper and of Course Anne at

  20. Thanks Everyone!! These are great for a quick meal during the week too! Really quick to pull together and completely yummy!

  21. I've been craving Mexican food lately! These look delish!

  22. Another Mexican recipe that I will try it out soon! It looks so delicious!

  23. I can sing you a song about how much I love enchiladas but I will spare you. Instead I will just stare at the screen and just salvate. mmmm enchiladas! drool

  24. Thank you everyone. I loved this recipe!

  25. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    1. Awesome! Welcome and I will be sure find you as well :)