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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

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My parents are known for their routines. Since I was about 12 years old, they’ve visited the same Mexican restaurant every Friday night – or at least, they did until they moved across town last year. Believe it or not, they’ll still make the 45 minute drive across San Antonio every now and then just to visit Casa Real and indulge in their favorites.

We even took James’s family to Casa Real for a pre-wedding dinner. I was so proud to see his baby brother, David, pretty much inhale a plate full of tamales, refried beans and rice.

But Casa Real isn’t just Mom and Dad’s favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. Chellee and I consider it one of our favorite spots too. And my favorite thing on the menu? Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.

The first Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas I ever had were made by the cooks in Casa Real’s kitchen. The screaming hot plate placed in front of me, the scent of green chiles and cumin wafting into my face, and an entire week of school behind me. These are the things my teenage Friday nights were made of.



A few years ago I attended the Big Summer Potluck, where I tried Green Valley Organics yogurt for the first time. Normally, I avoid dairy products. After a surgery years ago, I’ve had trouble with lactose. For the first time in years, I enjoyed an entire cup of honey yogurt without feeling sick afterward. Honestly, that was enough for me – SOLD!

I searched out Green Valley Organics at my local Whole Foods store, delighted to find a ton of yummy yogurt flavors as well as sour cream! Popping open the sour cream when I got home, I was delighted to find that it’s closer to Mexican Crema. Mexican Crema is sour cream, but it’s not quite so thick in consistency. Closer to creme fraiche, if you will.

From the minute I started buying Green Valley Organic Lactose Free Sour Cream, I have dreamed of making Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas with it because of how closely it resembles Mexican Crema.

As with all traditional enchiladas, these Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas that are lightly fried before rolling into enchiladas. Corn tortillas must be cooked in some fashion to release their true flavor. Frying is the best way to do that, but you can also bake them (lightly spray them with cooking spray first), or grill them on a gas grill.

If you want to create a true Tex-Mex experience for your family, serve Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas with Refried Beans (Sante Fe are my favorite), and Mexican Rice. Add guacamole salad and you’ve got a Tex-Mex feast!


 
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Dairy Products. I was compensated for recipe development and provided the product as part of recipe development, however I have voluntarily purchased GVO products with my own money for years. All opinions about the product are my own.

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Shaina

Friday 17th of August 2012

Yum. Enchiladas are one of my favorite foods, and the sour cream sauce here looks just heavenly.

Amber

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

I bet the kids would be into them too, Shaina. Let me know if you make them!

Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

Friday 17th of August 2012

I don't know why I'm looking this recipe when I'm thinking about diet! So yummy for me :)

Amber

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

Vera - everything in moderation! If you grill or bake the tortillas, this recipe isn't so bad for you.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 16th of August 2012

Love the look of this recipe... I have eaten my share of enchiladas, but I've never had sour cream enchiladas before. Yum! I think I may need to stock the freezer with these so we have them to enjoy after the baby arrives.

Amber

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

Jen, they'll freeze really well. I've done that for Chellee and Jeremy before. And baby would love some Tex-Mex, I'm sure! Even if it's in utero ;)

Rachel Cooks

Wednesday 15th of August 2012

Oh my. These look fabulous!

Amber

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

Rachel, I think the baby wants you to make them. Start him on Tex-Mex early!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Wednesday 15th of August 2012

Mmmm...looks delicious! :)

Amber

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

Thanks, Christina!