Monday, December 14, 2009

Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas


Several weeks ago I made Pioneer Woman's Lasagna using cottage cheese and it turned out really well. When I was looking for a different chicken enchilada recipe I came across this one at allrecipes. This intrigued me since it once again used cottage cheese like the lasagna did. Well, they were terrific. I would definitely make this again and again. My husband and I really enjoyed them but my son was not at all crazy about them because he found them to be too spicy. Must have been the green chile peppers!!!

Well, I am still not done with my Christmas shopping. We have a few things for my youngest son but all he seems to want are video games! Ugh!!! I don't mind getting one or two but he is asking for several - including Rock Band 2....We already bought that in fact, and another video game but that's as good as the video wishing is going to get. There's more to life than just video games.......now to figure out what else to get. It's easier when they are grown. My two older sons are very happy with gift cards and my granddaughter will be thrilled with anything!!! How's your shopping going???? Are you done yet or a last minute shopper?

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, boiled and shredded
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups cottage cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
12 (6 in) corn tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce

For Meat Mixture: Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, onion and green chile peppers and saute until browned. Add taco seasoning and prepare meat according to package directions.
For Cheese Mixture: In a medium bowl mix sour cream with cottage cheese and season with salt and pepper; stir until well blended.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To Assemble Enchiladas: Heat tortillas until soft. (I put mine in microwave 2 at a time for 25 seconds). In each tortilla place a spoonful of meat mixture, a spoonful of cheese mixture and a bit of shredded cheese. Roll tortillas and place in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. (I spooned some sauce on bottom). Top with any remaining meat and cheese mixture, enchilada sauce and remaining shredded cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

I served this along with refried beans and rice.

21 comments:

Rachel said...

This looks so yummy, I just have to try it! Love the site -- Just found it!

Barbara Bakes said...

Look at all that yummy cheesy goodness! I think I bought my last gifts today. Hopefully, I haven't forgotten any! Merry Christmas!

George Gaston said...

Debbie, Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican cuisine and your recipe is definitely going to find its way into my oven. Love the use of cottage cheese, another favorite ingredient. Many thanks....

Cassie said...

These sound SO delicious! I really, REALLY wish my husband didn't hate cottage cheese.

Mary said...

What a great meal. I love your use of cottage cheese in this recipe. Every calorie shaved is an inch off my hips :-). Have a great day.

Cheryl said...

I think cottage cheese is a great addition to just about anything. I am going to make this YUM!

teresa said...

these look so good! i would never thing to put cottage cheese in them, but i like it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Growing up my mom always made lasagna with cottage cheese (it was cheaper). I have no doubt this is delicious too :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

The cottage cheese is an interesting twist. Your enchiladas look cheesy and delicious.

I feel you pain with the video games...I only aske for one this year =)

Bridgett said...

I adore enchiladas and am always looking for a new recipe. I will have to try these out next time.

MaRiN said...

Mmmm, my family loves mexican food and I've never tried enchiladas with cottage cheese in them. I can see how it would be good though...I'm giving these a try.

Chef Fresco said...

I have definitely never had cottage cheese in my enchiladas - how interesting! And I am luckily almost done w. my christmas shopping - good luck w. the rest of yours! How about a skateboard for the little guy?

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I really love enchiladas! This is so interesting with cottage cheese. I bet it makes it nice and creamy. All my nephews want are video games too.

Velva said...

What a perfect way to whip up a healthy enchilada dish. Yum! I can see why it was such a hit at your house.

My husband and I were just talking about Christmas and how now a few video games and other electronic devices is all that our kids want-They cost a pretty penny,and it looks like not much is under the tree but, yet you spent good money.

Happy holidays to you and your family.

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,....debbie!! This dish looks as real comfort food in these cold evenings!!

The whole dish looks excellent to me!! Excellent flavours as well!

Katy ~ said...

Debbie, these look good. I'm going to buy some cottage cheese and try these. I like the idea of the spicy, but lo-cal. This time of year (or any time of year for that matter, grins) it's good to save calories when we can and still have a great flavor. I think this has it all. Thanks!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

That looks reallllly tasty. I am a big fan of cottage cheese - and chillies!
We are almost done, just need a couple of stocking stuffers.
Got the family a Wii game as the family present and to keep everyone occupied during the holidays. But I swear hubs and I will be having the most fun with it - we had never tried it until that day in the store - so much fun!
ps, don't tell my family. ;-)

Joanne said...

I need to try this whole cottage cheese in lasagna/enchiladas business. I've heard such good things about it.

Rock Band is an excellent video game! At least as far as video games go. (And I am NOT a video game fan.)

Cate O'Malley said...

Cottage cheese is one of those sneaky ingredients that can take on something completely different. Now you've got me craving chicken enchiladas - they look so good!

burpandslurp said...

YUM! Oh my gosh...this dish has my name all over it! I love the bubbly cheese all over, and the use of cottage cheese...I love cooking with cottage cheese (though I don't really enjoy eating it straight up).

Emily said...

I love enchiladas. I really like the idea of using cottage cheese. More protein!

I'm doing my Christmas shopping today. Yikes!