Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas + Mid-Week Fun


Here's a delectable Caj-Mex favorite that is just perfect for those nights when you are running short on time and want to please your unexpected, dinner guests or just want a quick and easy supper. This fabulous, spicy Caj-Mex dish will delight your guests and have them coming back for more! Out of this world, cher! Enjoy!  (photo courtesy of photobucket)

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas
3 tbs.'s butter
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, w/ tops, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 large can "hot" enchilada sauce, divided
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
1 cup or more, shredded, cheddar cheese
6 flour tortillas

In large skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in butter for 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and green onions, and stir in cream of chicken soup, half of enchilada sauce, and green chilies. Stir and mix well and simmer for 10 minutes. Fill centers of tortillas with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture and roll up.

Place filled tortillas with seams side down. Top with extra enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese and cilanrto. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Top with sour cream, and serve with a fresh garden salad and enjoy !

Cinco de Mayo Fun!
It was a lovely evening and we joined some friends for the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Agave's Mexican Grill and Cantina, in downtown Lafayette. As I walked past the band area, someone called my name. It was my dear old friend, Ronnie, whose fabulous blues band was going to entertain the crowd. The patio was packed to the gills with party goers.

This group of Cajun gals were having fun!
"Long Live the French", cheers!

The other side of this table.

So among good friends, I ordered a Margarita and got a pic of my friend's blues band. He is the lead guitar player, on left, with the berret and sunglasses on, behind the speaker.

I also took a little clip of one of my favorite oldie, but goodie songs, "I Hear Ya Knockin', But You Can't Come In"!

Hope you all are having a fun week, too! Merci beaucoup for stopping by and for all of your thoughts and prayers for the Gulf Coast oil spill. We are hoping to be spared, but we are preparing for the worse, too. We know all too well, here in Cajun country, that anything is possible, with this thing.


The Caffeinated Globe said...

I love chicken enchiladas. You and your friends sure had a fun evening.

I think you have a yummily interesting blog.

Thanks so much for adding my blog to your blog list. I have already added "Cajun Delights" to my links.

And also, thanks for your comments and for following me back.

John said...

Another one for my growing list of recipes; just found out that over here cilantro is coriander.

Have a good one.

ellen abbott said...

sounds so good and easy. Margaritas here too.

Joanne said...

I like the way music is so accommodated there in LA, always a nook and cranny somewhere for the band to set up.

Anonymous said...

Love your Blog, all that music and crawfish makes me want to drive down there and party with yall.

Just might drop in someday!!


Katherine Aucoin said...

Wonderful looking enchiladas Marguerite! Happy Cinco de Drinko!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas. Sounds fantastic - you have made me feel hungry. Talking of chickens you and I could pull the breast bone. If you won what would your wish be? Should I tell you mine? LOL See you next time ~ Eddie x

Velva said...

Your spicy chicken enchiladas look delicious! I enjoyed your mid-week fun too.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Okay, so here's a recipe I can definitely use...and I'm taking it home with me!!! THANK YOU!!!!! And YES, you are in my prayers!!! Always. But especially just now. Love you so very much! Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Caffeinated- Thanks so much for coming by and for your nice comment. You're welcome, it's my pleasure. Have a great weekend!

John- Glad you liked it, cher! I love cilantro, so good in Mexican food. Thanks, hope you have a good weekend, too!

ellen- Thanks, these are so delicious and only take about 40 minutes. Hope you try them! Cheers!

Joanne- Thanks for your lovely comment! Our live music venues are everywhere and on any given day, you have a choice of 20 or more places! It is great, isn't it?!

Buddy- Hey, so glad you stopped by! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, I'm so glad you like it! You should and I know that ya'll would love Lafayette, for sure!

JeMA said...

Wanted to let you know my family finally tried your chocolate pecan pie. It was very good, dark and rich. This is a fun place to visit, to travel to another state while staying in my PJs!

Kittie Howard said...

The enchiladas look sooo yummy. My feet got to tappin' so much I played your video twice. Cool sounds and one of my favorite songs. Thanks! The Gulf situation makes me sicker by the day. Yesterday, when I saw my beloved Louisiana coastline I couldn't stop the tears from fallin'. Again.

California Girl said...

Mmmmmm yummy sounding recipe and I love Mexican food.

Happy Mother's Day Marguerite. I'm sure you are celebrating in style!


hey, louisianalady!!! girl, loved your friend's music here!!! thanks so much for sharing - felt like i was right there, sipping on a nice cold drink! got back few weeks ago from my trip home to the magnolias and dogwood and azaleas - fabulous wonderful time in the sunshine every day! - geeezzzeee...i miss shreveport SO much - yesterday for mom's day my two daughters here took me down to a new little place closer to the beach that serves all cajun food - neither of the owners are from "home" but they do a great job on the menu nevertheless - i couldn't decide on brunch or lunch - so i made up my own little menu and tried their grits for the first time - nice and coarsely ground - divine!!! the gumbo was fabulous [last time not quite thick enough for me] - a few fried shrimp [OMG good], a little coleslaw and french fries [yummmmmy], all with a cold mug of "swampwater" - and then a beignet for dessert - way way delicious!!!
my daughter lisa's ex-husband is colombian so she learned to cook a number of colombian dishes and does a lot of mexican as well - and we all love mexican food anyway - of course, can't compare to good old southern louisiana fare but -
hope you had a marvelous mother's day, dear friend - oh, and i see you now over at some of my other blog friends, too - wonderful!!! isn't blogland just a wonderland!
have a glorious day!

aslan said...

Firs of all I wiah you a happy mother
day.Again very strong post Marguerite
and it's a big fun with music.


California Girl said...

back again. just copied the recipe. gonna have at it one night this week.

Marguerite said...

Katherine- So good to see you, cher! Merci beaucoup for the sweet compliment and for stopping by! Cheers!

Eddie- Thanks, always glad to make you hungry, cher! If I were to win, I would wish that the oil spill would evaporate. I can't imagine what your wish would be. lol

Velva- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Glad you enjoyed it!

Janine- You're very welcome! I'm so glad that you like it and can use it, cher! Merci for your kind words and prayers. They are so appreciated! We need all the prayers we can get, right now.

JeMA- So happy that you liked the pie! Thanks so much for trying it and for your nice compliment. So glad you enjoy it!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just popping by to tell you I plan to use this recipe this week for my son who LOVES chicken...Yum, yum...just mouthwatering!!! Love you so much!! Janine XO

Stephanie said...

Thanks for all the recipes. I was having major homesickness. I have tried a couple of your recipes and they are wonderful! I look forward to reading your posts.

Marguerite said...

Kittie- Thanks, I'm so glad you like them! You're welcome and I'm so happy that you enjoyed the music. I know, it's very hard to watch, but they said today that the oil spill is shrinking, and is now spewing gas, which evaporates! Yay! So I'm hoping and praying for the best! We've got to stay positive, here, or we'd go nuts!

Eddie- I'm not sure, but I don't think that he's from Kentucky is about 1,000 miles from here! I think that you're right about him not eating shrimp. lol Merci, cher, likewise!

Cal. Girl- Thanks, so glad you like it and hope that you try it. I had a wonderful Mother's Day and hope that you did, too. Cheers!

GYPSY- Hey lady! So glad you had a bon' ton' in Louisiana and and a happy Mother's Day, cher! I can't believe that you have a Cajun restaurant in Delaware, near the beach! How fab!! I'll be coming up to Ocean City in July, so we simply MUST get together, then! A wonderland indeed, mon amie!!!

Jingle said...

how smart,
love all the festive meals and smiles!

Marguerite said...

aslan- So good to hear from you, mon ami! Merci beaucoup, it was very happy and fun! I'm so glad you enjoy the music, cher! I enjoy your poems, too, they are wonderful, and I am looking forward to your next post!

Cal. Girl- Thanks, you are such a dear and I am so happy that you want to try the recipe! Let me know how it turns out.

Janine- I am delighted that you want to try it, cher! My son loves chicken, too, and this is one of his faves. Hope that your son likes it, too!

Stephanie- Thanks so much for trying my recipes and for your sweet comment! I am so happy that you like them and that they make you feel at home! I tried to visit your blog to thank you for the follow. I really appreciate it and hope that you will come back soon!

Jingle- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment!