Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Chicken Enchiladas



Y'all were right about that apple barbecue sauce, it made a terrific pizza!  Take your favorite dough, top with apple BBQ sauce, pulled chicken or pork, sliced red onion, thinly sliced apples and a nice sharp cheddar.  Done!


Another great use for the sauce?  Enchiladas.  I recently tried out a fall-themed variation of the mexican dish with stellar results.  I'd fully recommend making a double batch (what I actually did) and freezing some for a hurricane rainy day.



Butternut Apple Chicken Enchiladas
Serves 4-6

4c poached chicken, shredded or cubed
1c cooked chickpeas
2c roasted squash cubes (I used cheese squash, but choose your favorite varietal)*
2c shredded kale (or more)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 batch apple BBQ sauce
6-8oz sharp cheddar, shredded
8 whole wheat tortillas

Preheat the oven to 375deg.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, chickpeas, squash, kale, onion, 1c shredded cheese and ~3/4c barbecue sauce.  If the mixture looks a little dry, add a bit more sauce.  Set mixture aside while you prepare the baking dish.  Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray, or spread a little bit of sauce along the bottom.

Add a heaping 1/2c filling mixture to each tortilla and roll up.  Transfer to the baking dish.  Once all the tortillas have been filled, top evenly with the remaining sauce and top with the rest of the cheddar.  Bake for 20-25min, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

*To roast the squash, I cubed the mixture and roasted at 400deg until the edges had browned and started to caramelize.




Which would you make first, the pizza or enchiladas?

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17 comments:

vanillasugarblog said...

right? I love using it on pizza.
whole foods has some of the best BBQ sauces with none of that chemical crap inside.

ahu said...

that pizza looks delish! one of my favorite pizzas has chicken, bbq sauce and gouda. YUM!

Ranjani said...

This looks awesome. I hope you make an enchilada variation for every season!

Megan said...

Definitely the enchiladas! Love the fall flavors.

Joanne said...

Man I miss enchiladas...haven't had any in way too long. The apple/cheddar/bbq/butternut combo is seriously spot on.

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I can personally attest to the fact that these are amazing!! Thanks for hosting a great dinner, Shannon =).

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

I love this twist on enchiladas. I've been wanting to put butternut squash in everything this fall!

Natalie said...

absolutely love the sound of these! now I have to decide which to try first--the pizza or the enchiladas :)

Erica said...

oh my gosh! Both use so darn good. The bbq sauce on the pizza is a nice switch up from the usual. Gotta give this a go!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

What a great enchilada recipe! I love to make (and eat) enchiladas and this fall variation sounds yummy!

sophia said...

I'd go for the enchiladas, just because it's something more different for me! Love the butternut squash in there!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

Squash enchiladas sound amazing! Such a wonderful combo of flavors in there.

Erica said...

I love enchiladas and these look amazing!Great flavors!

cquek said...

This sounds fantastic! This is a totally new combination of ingredients, I am very intrigued!

Food and Fitness Friend said...

These sound amazing! I need to make them soon!

Victoria said...

I would make both!! I love BBQ chicken pizza AND BBQ chicken enchiladas. Looks perfect :)

Kerstin said...

I am totally craving these now - sooo good!! :)

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