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Chicken enchiladas

Simmer the chicken

Last night we had a friend over for dinner.  She is going out east for about 2 months so we asked her what she wanted and to our surprise chicken enchiladas came up.

The secret between a good chicken enchilada and a great one is in how you prepare the chicken.


3 lbs Boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 Lime

7 Sprigs of cilantro

6 Green onions

1 t Mexican oregano

1/4 t Cumin seed

1/3 C Medium salsa

1/2 t Fresh ground black pepper

1/3 t Chili powder

Chicken stock to cover


  1. In a large sauté pan brown the chicken breast over medium heat- don’t cook them through.
  2. Add the juice of the lime and the lime to the pan and the remaining ingredients.  Lower the heat and bring to a simmer.  Cover and simmer until chicken is done.
  3. Remove from heat.  Remove the chicken from the cooking liquid and slice.
  4. Make you enchiladas

Cook’s note:  The liquid can be used for Spanish rice or stock for soup.