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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

BBQ Chicken Enchiladas

We went to a great BBQ restaurant over the weekend for my Dad's birthday.  There were about 15 of us (as usual) so we went ahead and ordered 2 HUGE platters of nothing but MEAT.

Now I'm mad that I didn't take pics, but let's just say these plates were insane.  Four different kinds of ribs, sausage, brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken...it was never ending.  And the sides...oh my...

Somehow we ended up with the leftovers (I honestly didn't want them!).  I heard a little mumbling about how if anyone could come up with a way to use them, it was me.  Um, tell me something I don't already know.

I mean, this was a no-brainer.

The next time you have leftover shredded BBQ chicken, or pork, or both (!)...don't throw it away!!  Do yourself a favor and make this.

BBQ Chicken Enchiladas
inspired by How Sweet It Is

leftover BBQ chicken (I used the pork, too!)...about 2 cups**
2 onions, sliced
canola oil
2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce (canned or use this homemade recipe)
8 whole wheat tortillas, medium size
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Add oil to pan and once heated, add onions and a sprinkle of salt.  Turn heat to medium low and cook until somewhat caramelized, about 10 min.  Add chicken, 1 cup enchilada sauce and cayenne.  Add half of each type of cheese and mix.  Turn off heat.

Coat bottom of baking pan with enchilada sauce.  Lay tortilla flat and place filling on one side.  Carefully roll up and place seam down in pan.  Cover enchiladas with rest of sauce and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Finish off with your favorite toppings, if desired.

**If you feel there isn't enough BBQ sauce on your leftover meat, simply add more!

Linked to: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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At March 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM , Anonymous Nicole, RD said...

Two favorite foods/flavors in one cheesy, tortilla-wrapped package....mmm!

At March 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

I'm sure you ARE the one who would know what to do with all those leftovers. Case in point: these enchiladas. They look delicious!

At March 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Moviegirl03 said...

Genius! These sound and look so amazing, this will have to go on the table soon.

At March 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Jaida said...

What an awesome way to use leftovers...YUM!

At March 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM , Blogger Lynsey said...

These look so good. What a great, and different way to use up leftover bbq.

At March 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Hezzi-D said...

Great idea! We always have left over BBQ chicken and pork.

At March 29, 2012 at 4:41 AM , Blogger Zee said...

Wow this looks so delicious and appetizing! I would love to try it some time :)

At April 29, 2012 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Valerie's Kitchen said...

Yum! Love this idea!!!


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