Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa

I was off from work on Wednesday because it was Veteran's Day. Thank you Veterans for all you have done!

Well, I had a great day not working. It began by drinking coffee in the bed and flipping channels to watch Fox and Friends, some of the Today Show, and other shows on TNT. However I was disappointed while watching the Today Show. They interviewed Andre Agassi. He has always been one of my favorite tennis players. I was disappointed because he said he never liked tennis. How can a professional tennis player not like tennis? I have been a big tennis fan and player for many years. The fact that Andre hated playing tennis for a living is just sad. It was also sad that he did drugs, but this did not surprise me as much.

I finally got up around 7:45 and started cleaning. I cleaned out the fridge and our closet. I had to change out my summer and winter clothes. I intended to do more around the house, but I got distracted by TV and food. I made some orange cinnamon rolls for the first time since high school. They were just as delicious as I remembered! The important things I forgot to do were laundry and grading papers. Oh well, that's what the weekend is for.

Around 11:00 Nick came home for lunch. After he left I went on a nice walk with Sarah Barry and Stephen Small. It felt wonderful outside! A great day for a walk! Then I ran my errands and came home to cook.

I made yesterday's dinner and tonight's dinner. For tonight I made a soup that will be easy to re-heat and eat. Wednesday I made chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa. I got this recipe from the REAL SIMPLE magazine. This is my favorite magazine! I read it from cover to cover. I don't skip any articles. Well, one day I was having a bad day (the day of the fight), and I thought the REAL SIMPLE Magazine would put me in a better mood. While I was at the grocery store, I bought it without really looking at it first. When I got home to read it, I realized it was just a book of recipes. This did not put me in a better mood because I was looking for the real magazine. However, after looking through it, every recipe looked really good. Here is the recipe for the Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa. I loved it!

Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 small zucchini, diced
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels (from 1 ear, or frozen and thawed)
1 2-2 1/2 pound rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
1 1/2 cups crated Monterey Jack (6 ounces)
Kosher salt and black pepper
12 6-inch corn tortillas
1 pound tomatillos, papery husks removed
1 jalapeno, seeded
1 cup of fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

-Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, onion, and corn and cook, stirring, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

-Add the chicken, Monterey Jack, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix to combine.
-Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. One at a time, cook the tortillas in the oil until softened, 10 to 15 seconds per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

-Roll the chicken mixture up in the tortillas and place them in a large baking dish, seam-side down. Bake until heated through, 8 to 10 minutes.

-Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the tomatillos, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until finely chopped. Serve the enchiladas with the salsa and sour cream, if using.

The final product. It is delicious!

Enjoy your next day off! Make something yummy!


  1. Yum! Those look good and really fresh!

  2. Lucy - I am so impressed. Your enchiladas look wonderful! And don't you love a day off in the middle of the week. It's so indulgent. Of course, I also love Mondays and Fridays off.

    I love you!

  3. Those look delicious! And I love that plate. I can hear SB saying, "yum girl".