Chicken enchiladas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Mildly spicy and satisfying, these easy enchiladas stuffed with refried beans, onion and red pepper will be popular with the whole family

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal490
fat21g
saturates9g
carbs44g
sugars10g
fibre2g
protein35g
salt2.7g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in your largest pan, then fry the onions, peppers, chopped chilli and coriander stalks with half the garlic for 10 mins until soft. Stir in 2 tsp ground coriander and 2 tsp cumin seeds, then fry for 1 min more. Meanwhile, in another frying pan, fry the chicken in the remaining oil, in batches, until browned – add it to the pan of veg as it is done.

  • STEP 2

    Stir the beans, sweetcorn, coriander leaves and 150ml of the passata into the veg and chicken. In a bowl, mix the rest of the passata with the other crushed garlic clove, the remaining spices and the sugar, then set aside.

  • STEP 3

    To assemble, lay the tortillas onto a board and divide the chicken mixture between them, folding over the ends and rolling up to seal. Divide the passata sauce into the dishes you are using, then top with the enchiladas. Dot over the soured cream, sprinkle with grated cheese and scatter with the sliced chilli.

  • STEP 4

    Cool and freeze (see freezing tips, below) or, if eating straight away, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6, then bake for 30 mins, scattering with more coriander leaves to serve, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
TIP
Tortillas will also freeze well for up to 2 months if well wrapped, or keep in unopened packs in your cupboard.
TIP
Allow one enchilada per person. Once cool, wrap well and freeze the right way up for up to 2 months.
TIP
Either freeze the whole recipe in different-size dishes for separate occasions, or freeze the passata sauce, chicken filling, grated cheese and soured cream in portions in separate freezer bags – remembering to label the quantities on each bag. Then defrost and assemble to cook.
TIP
For best results, defrost the enchiladas thoroughly, then cook following the recipe. If necessary, they can be cooked from frozen. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3, cover the enchiladas with foil, bake for 1 hr, remove the foil, increase the heat to 200C/180C fan/gas 6, then bake for another 15-20 mins.

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