Friday, May 1, 2009

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Hubs saw a can of black beans in the pantry and asked me to cook something with them. Hmmm. I only have really used them in a black bean salsa recipe (I will post later) so I was searching the net for something and came up with this that I had everything to make. They were super good. Go over to to see the photo and get more details. Sorry I don't know how to make it say go "here" instead of the whole link. If you know how to do that let me know and I will stop giving you these long links. There were really good and really easy and budget friendly.

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces *see cook's note
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
1/3 cup prepared salsa, mild, medium or hot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/3 cups shredded Monterey jack and or Cheddar
*Cook's note: this is enough chicken to make this meal and another meal. If you are only making this meal, use 1 pound chicken.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add chicken and saute 5 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove half of the chicken and reserve for another use.
Stir in black beans, green chiles, and salsa and simmer 5 minutes, until sauce thickens and reduces. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Arrange 4 tortillas on a flat surface. Top each tortilla with an equal amount of chicken mixture. Roll up tortillas and place side by side in a shallow baking dish. Top tortillas with shredded cheese (1/3 cup per tortilla).
Bake enchiladas 15 minutes, until cheese is golden and gooey!


  1. Cool, can't wait to try that one!

    Here's how to do the "click here" feature...

    Type your text and when you get to a point where you want to say click here...

    Highlight the word here with your curser...

    then hit ctrl+shift+a...a box should pop up that has a space for you to put the full web address in it. It usually starts it out with http://

    After you are done click ok and it should link it.

  2. ooh, and when I say ctrl+shift+a I mean you have to hold them all down in that sequence or it won't work...Good Luck!

  3. ohhh that sounds soooo good! I think I have everything too, I will be trying this one! Thank you!!