Chicken Enchiladas

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Posted by Jessica | Posted in Foods, Information, Organic Chicken, Organic Foods, Organics recipes, Recipes | Posted on 16-11-2011

Found this incredible recipe, my entire picky family loved it.

 

Tomatoes and chilies, along with garlic and onion are very popular flavorings in Mexican cuisine and are meld into many traditional Mexican food recipes. many Mexican foods are low in calories and fat, but high in vitamins and minerals. When making Mexican foods, you should use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.

Serves 7-8

Ingredients

2 organic chicken breast, cut in pieces

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon Mexican Spice Blend

salt and pepper

6 tortilla

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or feta cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

 

Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 can stewed tomatoes

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 whole green chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped

chiliĀ  (optional)

 

Directions

Coat large saute pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, add onion, garlic and chicken, Season with salt and pepper and mexican spice . Brown chicken over medium heat, allow 10 minutes each side. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool.

Sauce

Saute onion and garlic in a large saute pan with oil, until tender. Add green chiles , combine and add tomatoes, canned tomatoes, salt and pepper, saute 2 minutes. If you would like more spices add moreĀ chili.

Dip each tortilla in tomato sauce on both sides. Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filing, place 7-8 enchiladas in oven proof pan with seam side down. Top with remaining sauce and cheddar cheese or feta cheese. I used feta cheese in this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and bake for 10 15 minutes , until cheese melts.

Also garnish with scallion, sour cream or chopped tomatoes before serving, if you wish.

Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pesto

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Posted by Jessica | Posted in Foods, Organic Chicken, Organic Foods, Organics recipes | Posted on 09-11-2011

Found this recipe on the internet, best Chicken & Spinach Soup I have ever found.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup carrot or diced red bell pepper
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 8 ounces), cut into quarters
1 large clove garlic, minced
5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons dried marjoram
6 ounces baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans or great northern beans, rinsed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground pepper to taste
3/4 cup plain or herbed multigrain croutons for garnish

1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan oven over medium-high heat. Add carrot (or bell pepper) and chicken; cook, turning the chicken and stirring frequently, until the chicken begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Stir in broth and marjoram; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

2.With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken pieces to a clean cutting board to cool. Add spinach and beans to the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.

3. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, Parmesan and basil in a food processor (a mini processor works well). Process until a coarse paste forms, adding a little water and scraping down the sides as necessary.
Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Stir the chicken and pesto into the pot. Season with pepper. Heat until hot.