Mild chicken enchiladas – great for families with young kids. Easy to spice up for more heat.
Mexican is my FAVORITE food. Hands down. No contest. Always has been. I attribute it to being born in Arizona, just 15 miles from the Mexico border. Having said that, I am not a huge fan of spicy food. Peppers for flavor? Yes. Peppers for heat? Not so much.
If I am entirely honest with myself, my spicebuds are on about the same level as your average eight-year-old. Yet, I don’t like the taste of many Americanized enchilada recipes. They’re often overpowered with the taste of canned cream of chicken soup or red enchilada sauce. BUT. These mild chicken enchiladas? They’re perfection.
I generally use shredded chicken in my tacos, burritos and enchiladas, which would work just fine, but for these kid-friendly mild chicken enchiladas I simply browned up some ground chicken on the stove top.
To give the ground chicken a little flavor, I added some taco seasoning. You can tone down the spice in this dish by adding a bit less of the taco seasoning. Adding additional seasoning like chili powder or diced jalapeños would be a great option for those interested in spicing things up a bit.
The creamy sauce is made from scratch, but instead of being made with a heavy cream it contains a secret ingredient – yogurt. The lighter dairy creates a texture that’s light and smooth. This sauce comes together quickly. Even from scratch, it doesn’t really add a lot to your prep time.
I love to serve these up with some shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado and sour cream. So good.
If you’re looking for a great family recipe, definitely try these mild chicken enchiladas. They’re delicious.