06 November, 2014

Dinner and a Movie: Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas + Nightcrawler

DINNER
This was one of those meals that satisfied Theo and me equally. It had the meat in it for him and the white beans for me. I love beans and could eat them with every meal. Skinnytaste has easily become my favorite website for healthy recipes. I haven't made a bad meal yet. I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it for the enchiladas. I like to buy rotisserie chickens because there's always a lot left over for another meal the next day. 



Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde
adapted from skinnytaste.com


Ingredients

For the Chicken and White Bean Filling:

1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup minced white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
15.5 oz can Navy beans (or Cannellini beans)
8 oz shredded rotisserie chicken
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp cayenne


For the Green Chile Enchilada Sauce:


1 tsp butter
1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 jalapenos, chopped 
salt
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Mexican cheese, I used Monterrey Jack
8 medium tortillas
chopped fresh cilantro or scallions



Recipe
    Preheat oven to 375°.

    For the Filling:
    In a medium pan, heat olive oil on low. Add onions, garlic and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add green chiles, chicken broth, and cayenne. Mix well and cover. Simmer on low 15 minutes. Remove cover, add chicken and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until it thickens and liquid boils down. Set aside.

    Green Chile Enchilada Sauce: 
    In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add flour and stir well. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Whisk until the sauce becomes smooth. Cook over medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Add jalepeños, and salt to taste. Cook another minute then remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream.

    Spread about 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish. Fill each tortilla with 1/3 cup of the chicken/white bean filling. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Continue filling remainder of the tortillas.

    Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with cheese. Cover with aluminum and bake 20-30 minutes, until the enchiladas are hot and the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro or scallions.


    Enjoy!




    MOVIE

    This movie was excellent. It kept you on the edge of your seat yet had funny moments. It was an all around great movie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a total wacko but awesome freelance camera guy who starts filming murders, fires, and car accidents late at night/early morning in LA. He's desperate for work and quickly discovers the high speed world of LA crime journalism. Supposedly there's some Oscar buzz for Nightcrawler. I could definitely see Jake winning an Oscar for this movie, he was amazing. It just came out in theaters last Friday so go see this now!!

    18 comments :

    1. If it's from Skinnytaste I already know I'm going to love it! Would be perfect for mexican night!

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    2. yummm those enchiladas look good! im glad you liked nightcrawler!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    3. I LOVE Skinnytaste! I haven't tried these but I'm going to have to. Anything Mexican is a winner in my opinion!

      <3, Pamela
      sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    4. Skinnytaste really does have the best recipes! I have her cookbook on my Christmas list this year. This looks delicious- I have a feeling it's something my husband would love too!

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    5. So when I saw the preview for night crawler I was terrified....I think this will be one I have to see at home or I'll run screaming our of the theater LOL! I will definitely be trying that recipe - YUM!

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    6. You can't go wrong with a Skinnytaste recipe! I make a different version of this same thing but this one is much "healthier", haha I'll have to give it a try next time!

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    7. Dinner looks amazing - great job! Love a good Mexican throw-in-the-oven option.

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    8. Those enchiladas sound and look delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

      Paige
      tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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    9. I'm doing a cleanse right now (sad face) and I can't stop reading this recipe because it sounds SO GOOD!

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    10. Love skinnytaste, these sound amazing! I'm with you-I could eat beans every meal.

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    11. that recipe looks so good! I read an article about how much of himself he devoted to that creepy character it was a really good read!

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    12. I have leftover rotisserie chicken and close to all of these ingredients!! I think I will make this over the weekend! I love love skinny taste for recipes too. They are always so good. I just picked up a copy to give to my SIL for Christmas. I just might have to read through the whole thing before I wrap it :)

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    13. cannot waittttt to go see this! we have eyeing it since previews! and i love the recipe too. gah i love these posts!!

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    14. Those enchiladas are super tasty!

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    15. LOOOOOOOOOVED Nightcrawler! He was so awesome!

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    16. Those enchiladas look great! This movie sounds really interesting. I may have to check it out!

      ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
      acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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    17. Those enchiladas look to die for!! I have only ever made them with the red sauce. I will have to try this! I think I'll add some avocado too! XO

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    18. Oh I just hopped on over to skinnytaste and I can see why you love her site! These enchiladas look delish :)

      Mili

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