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After This, Your Family’s Going to Think You’re the Whole Enchilada

In our new "Be a Better Cook" series, the high-and-mighty recipe takes a backseat while you learn new kitchen techniques and no-recipe cooking for effortless improvisation. Grab your apron and get ready to be a more intuitive cook.

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You don’t have to be a master chef to totally nail this quick-and-easy weeknight staple. It’s really more of an assembly job. You can loosely follow the steps below and riff on ingredients and cooking methods or go to the recipe link at the bottom and make it exact.

If you really don’t have the time, imagination or clue where to start, buy a pre-made rotisserie chicken and truly slap this enchilada bake together with any additional toppings, types of cheese and garnishes you fancy. 

The beauty about our Be a Better Cook series is that we’re giving you the freedom to cook sans recipe and make it your own, or reference the written recipe as needed. If you find yourself stumped, pop over to the recipe for reference, but ultimately, the goal is to start feeling comfortable swapping in different ingredients you prefer or that you just happen to have on hand and to create your own version of our recipe. See the chart below for alternative ingredients inspo.

The result? The same awesome you – only now – a better cook.

Step 1

Prepare chicken your favorite way (we love it roasted and then shredded!)

Step 2

Sautée your favorite enchilada veggies, think bell peppers, jalapeños and white onions.

Step 3

Arrange tortilla halves along the bottom of a casserole pan.

Step 4

Spread 1/3 of pepper mixture over tortillas.

Step 5

Top with chicken and repeat the whole process for a second layer.

Step 6

Add the last of your pepper and cheese to the top layer and bake in over for 20 minutes covered, then another 20 minutes uncovered to melt cheese.

Step 7

Garnish with red onion and cilantro – or anything you crave – and then grab a fork and dig in!

Click here to see the original recipe.

Try these better cook ingredient swaps in your version of the Enchilada Casserole

Wrap/shell Protein Veg mixture  Cheese Toppings/Garnish 
Corn tortilla  Black beans Roasted cauliflower Sharp cheddar or tex mex Cilantro, parsley or salsa
Veggie wrap Ground beef or flank steak Mushroom & onion Gouda or swiss  Pickled red onion
Coconut or alt-flour keto wraps Pulled pork  Zucchini & eggplant Cotija or Mozzarella  Avocado or crunchy slaw

 

For more customizable meals to make you a better cook, check these out: