Monday, June 24, 2013

Awesome Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Wow, these were EASY and soooooo delicious! A while ago my sister told me I had to go get the Salsa Verde from Trader Joe's and mix it with Greek yogurt- then put it on everything, because it's awesome. The time finally came this past weekend, I tried it, and I'm hooked.
This is a perfect summer crock pot recipe that I will definitely make again and again, it's relatively inexpensive and could not be any easier.

Here's what you need:

1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 package whole wheat tortillas
2 jars Trader Joe's salsa verde
1 container Greek yogurt (you will use about a cup)
3/4 a sweet onion diced
2 cups shredded cheese

Lightly spray the inside of the crock pot with olive oil to help prevent sticking. Scatter a small handful of onions across the bottom, place chicken on top of onions, pour about 2/3 of one of the jars of salsa over the top of the chicken. Cook on low about 4-6 hours or until completely cooked through and easily shreddable.
Remove chicken from crock pot, discard liquid.
Place chicken in a large bowl and use two forks to shred it up, let it cool a bit, then add 1 cup Greek yogurt and the remaining salsa in the first jar, use forks to combine well. (I did this on Sunday, then put the chicken mix in the fridge and did all the steps below for dinner Monday)

Preheat oven to 375
(for a freezer meal, follow the steps below, except baking, cover, freeze and bake for about 45 minutes at 375 from frozen when ready)
Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil
Lay a tortilla on a plate and scoop about 3 forkfuls of chicken mix onto the tortilla, top with a half of a handful of onions, 1 T of salsa and wrap shut- place in pan seam side down, repeat until you are out of chicken or the pan is full.
Pour salsa from the 2nd jar generously over the tortillas, top with lots of shredded cheddar cheese, reserve a bit to mix with the greek yogurt for after baking.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is all melted and bubbly.

Serve with a dollop of the Greek yogurt/salsa sauce, avocado, black beans and rice!