I really love enchiladas, and I also really love kitchen shortcuts, so when you mix the two together, what do you get?! Lazy enchiladas!
These lazy enchiladas have the exact same great flavor as my green chile, spinach, and chicken enchiladas, but this casserole takes hardly any effort to prepare!
For one, I cook the chicken, onions, and jalapenos in the slow cooker instead of in a skillet. So, basically, they cook themselves. (Again, these are laaaaazy enchiladas!)
So once the chicken gets cooked & tender and the veggies are soft, you just take a minute to shred the chicken.
And when the chicken is cooked in the crock pot like this, it takes zero effort to shred that tender chicken! (I very frequently effortlessly cook chicken in the crock pot when I need shredded chicken for a casserole, tacos, salads, etc.)
After shredding the chicken, add the spinach and a little more broth, cover the crock pot, and then let the spinach wilt on its own.
Y’all, I’m telling you. I take this title of “lazy enchiladas” seriously.
While the spinach wilts itself, you’ll prepare the easy white sauce on the stove top, and then you’ll throw together the casserole. Torn up tortillas on the bottom, the chicken/spinach mixture on top, sprinkle with cheese…
Add another layer of torn tortillas…
Pour on that delicious creamy chile cheese sauce & sprinkle s’more cheese on there…
Bake it and then you’re done! No stuffing, rolling, and carefully placing enchiladas in a pan. So super easy.
And the flavor is exactly the same: absolutely delicious.
Just let my dog tell you.
Gipper wantingly stares at my food subject every time I take photos. He anxiously awaits for the day that I’ll forget something I need for photos, turn around to go inside to grab it, and then leave him for a few moments in solitude to sneakily enjoy that food.
Not today, Gipper, not today.
That’s it, folks! So easy and delicious!
These lazy enchiladas make it super easy to get supper on the table, and because they’re so good, they make it super easy to get folks around that table, and you know me and how much I love getting people together at the dinner table. I love that I can be a small fragment of changing the world, right at my very own dinner table. Who would’ve thought lazy enchiladas could help bring about world peace? 🙂
The recipe is below! Enjoy these with some family & friends! (They also make delicious leftovers!)
- 1.5 lb raw chicken breast (about 2 chicken breasts)
- Dash of salt & pepper
- 2.5 tsp cumin, divided
- ½ c diced yellow or sweet onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced with seeds removed
- 2 c chicken broth, divided
- 3 c shredded/finely chopped fresh spinach leaves
- Juice from ½ lime
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 c plain Greek yogurt
- ½ c heavy cream
- 7oz can of green chiles, undrained
- 1½ c light Monterrey jack cheese, divided
- 10 corn tortillas
I made this last night, and it turned out delicious!! I added a few more spices to the chicken (paprika, garlic powder), and upped the amount of cheese, but other than that followed the recipe. It was really easy to put together and it will definitely be added to our meal rotation. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!!
Yay, thanks Chris! I’m so glad you liked them! A little extra flavor & spice never hurt anyone. 🙂 I have to really concentrate when I’m writing down recipes for others to follow – when I cook, I always “throw in a bit of this,” and then “throw in a bit of that,” until it tastes the way I want it. I’m always throwing in extra spices when I’m cooking! Glad to know I’m not the only one. 🙂