Chicken Enchiladas


8 flour tortillas

Tomato Sauce:
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (28 oz/796 mL) can ground tomatoes

Chicken Filling:
2lb/900g boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 sweet yellow or red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced
1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cup fresh coriander, chopped


Tomato Sauce: In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, chili powder, coriander, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until spoon scraped across bottom of pan leaves gap that fills in slowly, about 20 minutes.

Chicken Filling: Trim fat from chicken; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches. Transfer to bowl.

Drain fat from pan. Add yellow and jalapeno peppers, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring, until tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Add to chicken; let cool. Stir in 1 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese and 2 Tbsp of the coriander.

Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce in 13- x 9- inch glass baking dish. Spoon heaping 1/2 cup of the filling down centre of each tortilla; roll up tightly and place, seam side down, in baking dish.

Spoon remaining tomato sauce over enchiladas. Cover with foil; bake in 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake, uncovered, until tip of knife inserted in centre of enchilada for 5 seconds comes out hot, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining coriander.

Make-ahead: Let enchiladas and remaining tomato sauce cool separately for 30 minutes; chill in refrigerator. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Or wrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours. Add 10 minutes to covered baking time.

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