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Easy Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas Your Family will Love

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i learned how to make these Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas from one of my besties, Alex. she actually taught me many of my cooking skills…including how to make whipped cream. i now love to cook in the kitchen, and i owe a lot of that to her.

quite a few years ago, she taught me how to make these easy enchiladas. it was the first recipe i learned and realized that measurements didn’t have to be exact. you could just add ingredients until the filling looked and tasted how you wanted it to look and taste. this is where i gain confidence in the kitchen. i actually don’t even measure my ingredients for the is recipe, but i have included the approximate measurements of what i use on this post.

these enchiladas and my favorite, more of a mild chicken and cheese comfort food. the sour cream and parsley balance each other and give it a nice fresh taste. i choose to use mild red sauce because my kids will not eat spicy stuff….however, if you like spicy, get the medium instead of the mild.
easy-enchilada-recipeall you need to make these Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas is shredded chicken (i used already cooked rotisserie chicken purchased at the grocery store), shredded cheese, onion, flour tortillas (corn will work), enchilada sauce, and parsley.

start by preparing your ingredients, such as chopping the onion and parsley, and shredding the chicken. next, preheat the oven to 350ºF.

enchilada-ingredientsfirst step. heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. add the onions and cook until translucent, stirring all the while.

how-to-make-enchiladas-onionsstep two. add the chicken to the onions in the frying pan. stir until combined.how-to-make-enchiladas-chicken

step three. pour about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the chicken and onion mixture.

how-to-make-enchiladas-La-Victoria just enough to coat the chicken.sour cream chicken enchilada recipestep 4. add sour cream….chicken sour cream enchilada recipeand parsley.chicken sour cream parsley enchilada recipestir until combined.chicken enchilada fillingstep 5. once the sour cream and parsley are fully combined, turn off the heat. now add the shredded cheese. i usually add 2 to 2-1/2 cups. sometimes more. it just depends on how cheesy i want it. i like the mixture to be creamy and cheesy.chicken cheese enchilada fillingonce the cheese is melted and combined with the chicken sour cream mixture, it looks like this. taste it, and see if it needs anything more. more sour cream? more cheese? more sauce? you can adjust it to how you like it best.chicken sour cream enchilada filling recipestep 6. now it is time to fill the tortillas and make the enchiladas. pour just enough sauce in a baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish. (UPDATED: spray pan with non-stick cooking spray first)best easy enchilada recipestep 7. now take a tortilla and spoon some sauce on the tortilla.
how-to-make-chicken-enchiladas-La-Victorianext, spoon on some of the chicken mixture.how-to-make-chicken-enchiladas

step 8. roll up the tortilla and place it in the baking dish.

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repeat steps to make enough tortillas to fill your baking dish, or until the chicken mixture is all used up.

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step 9. pour enchilada sauce over the completed enchiladas. spread it evenly over the top.

step-by-step-enchilada-recipestep 10. top with more shredded cheese and garnish with chopped parsley.chicken-enchiladasnow they are ready to place in the oven. cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking. since the chicken is precooked, you only need to bake them long enough for the sauce to start bubbling, tortilla edges are slightly crisp, and the cheese is melted.easy-family-dinner-ideas-enchilada

this is how they will look when they are finished.
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 yummy!!! i just love these enchiladas. they are one of my favorite comfort foods, and also make great leftovers for weekday lunches. i hope your family enjoys them as much as our does.

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ingredients
3-4 cups cooked shredded chicken (i use cooked rotisserie chicken)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 large can enchilada sauce (La Victoria is my favorite)
3 cups shredded cheese (i use mexican blend)
10-16 flour tortillas

directions
preheat oven to 350ºF.

step two. in a large pan over medium heat a teaspoon of olive oil. add the onions and cook until translucent. stir often.

step two. combine chicken and onions in the frying pan. stir until combined.

step three. pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the chicken and onion mixture – just enough to coat the chicken.

step 4. add sour cream and parsley. stir until combined.

step 5. once the sour cream and parsley are fully combined, turn off the heat. now add the shredded cheese. i usually add 2 to 2-1/2 cups. sometimes more. it just depends on how cheesy i want it. i like the mixture to be creamy and cheesy.
once the cheese is melted and combined with the chicken sour cream mixture.

step 6. pour just enough sauce in a baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish. (UPDATED: spray pan with non-stick cooking spray first)

step 7. fill the tortillas. spoon sauce onto a tortilla, and then some of the chicken mixture.

step 8. roll the tortilla and place in the baking dish. repeat until enough tortillas fill your baking dish – or until the chicken mixture is all used up.

step 9. pour enchilada sauce over the completed enchiladas and spread evenly over the top.

step 10. top with shredded cheese and garnish with chopped parsley. covered with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking. cook until sauce is bubbling, tortilla edges are slightly crisp, and the cheese to melted. enjoy!

serves 8-12

Check out this step by step video on how to make them!

 

You may also love this recipe for Easy Chicken Parmesan!!!!!

My Small But Powerful Story

Jill PArkin Familyi’ve been writing here at Popsicle Blog for over nine years! its hard to imagine that a simple blog that i’d started writing to help my friends find fun things to do with their kids, has turned into a career for myself. it began small…but now it has become so much more than i could have imagined. i have partnered with Tide to share my #SmallButPowerful story. because even though while small, Tide Pods are incredibly effective.

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the original goal of Popsicle Blog was to empowered parents and get out in beautiful Orange County and enjoy life with their kids. there is so much to do in the OC, and i wanted help parents find exciting things to do. as the site evolved, i began to also include bits and pieces of my life, a recipes and crafts, and also travel. Popsicle Blog became a lifestyle blog.

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throughout the years of writing on the blog and on my social media channels, i have found myself having personal connections with my readers, and now consider a lot of them friends. it makes me happy that by sharing my personal life, it can other mom like me not feel like they’re the only ones with a messy house, or kids who won’t eat their veggies. i would’ve never thought that i would have moms writing to me for advice. it pretty cool that i am able to help them in anyway.

whether it be sharing a fun park to take the kids to

Bluebird Park in Laguna

or and easy family recipe….

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or sharing a picture of my messy kitchen…

Messy Kitchen

it makes me happy when i receive comments from readers such as….”I am so GLAD that I am NOT the ONLY one” or ” This makes me feel so much better!!”  or “I so appreciate this. Real life!”  or “This is precisely why you are one of few mom blogs I follow. Thanks for confirming that this is what a real family kitchen looks like. Haha”

just knowing that by posting a simple picture or story about my life on to one of my platforms can help another mom, makes all the hard work i spend on the site worth it, and in turn, also leaves me feeling amazing. the comments and messages from my readers may be small…but to me, the are so powerful – they mean the world to me.

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this year, Tide is an official sponsor of the NFL and has partnered with a number of athletes who are sharing their own #SmallButPowerful stories. i was especially excited to see that Danica Patrick is one of them. she is the most successful women in American Open-Wheeled racing and has been winning amazing titles in Nascar and Indy car racing. you can check out her see her #SmallButPowerful story below.

It’s hard to hear the critics when I’m going 200 mph. Daniel Bryan, they say no but we say YES! #SmallButPowerful Tide #ad

Posted by Danica Patrick on Sunday, February 7, 2016

you can follow along with the small but powerful moments of Danica Patrick here.

( This post is sponsored by Socialstars and Tide, however all opinions are my own. #SmallButPowerful)

Popsicle Blog’s Most Popular Posts of 2015 | Giveaway

best-of-popsicle-blog-2015another year gone by….and wow, it has been a fun one over here at Popsicle Blog. i love how this space i created so many years ago has evolved from a little blog where i would share free and inexpensive things to do around Orange County, into what is now a place where i share my best adventuresmy favorite recipe creations and even some of my most embarrassing moments. i have gotten to know so many of you readers on a more personal level, and met some awesome bloggers along the way. i have gotten to partner with brands i love, and travel and spend magical moments with my boys. who knew that when i created Popsicle Blog 8 years ago, it would still be here….and it is because of you, my beloved readers…which i thank from the bottom of my heart.

when i write a blog post for this site, i never know how popular it’s going to be with my readers. sometimes i am surprised at the popularity of a post. like this post i wrote about getting my arm stuck in a museum exhibit….i guess people just need a good laugh. you just never know. as i did last year, i wanted to share my top 10 posts of 2015. funny thing….a few of them were favorites of last year…and some of them i didn’t even write in 2015, but just recently became popular…revived by pinterest or google or i’m not even sure!

so, here is Popsicle Blog’s Best of 2015…….

for the second year in a row, my post of 101 Things to Do with Kids in Orange County was a big hit. i updated it just before summer to make sure it was up-to-date and ready to help families find lots of fabulous things to do in the OC, and it delivered! i especially enjoyed all the emails and messages from locals and vacationers thanking me for this list. and just plain happy that it has been such a great resource for so many people.

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Orange County List

Easy Sour Cream Enchiladas Your Family Will Love…there have been a lot of comments on this post. people really seem to love them…but disagree on whether or not you should use parsley, which is called for in the recipe, or cilantro. the trick is to make them however you like them! so there is no wrong or right way. this recipe is super forgiving, so it is hard to make these enchiladas wrong.

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DIY Rainbow Doormat Tutorial. i am so excited that this post made the list. my rainbow doormat is one of the things that makes me happy when i look at it. i also hope it brings a smile to those who come to my door. which reminds me that it currently needs some touch up…and i may want to make a few more for my backyard doors.

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Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit. inspired by the Walking Dead and the popularity of Zombies, i am happy that this post helped some people make their father’s a killer father’s day gift for their spacial day.daddy-zombie-survival-kit
10 Orange County Outings for $30. sometimes you need a break from spending lots of money on activities in Orange County. so how do you have fun in the OC while staying on a budget? check out this list.

Best Family Outings in Orange County

How to Pack the Perfect Picnic. this is how i do it.

How to Pack the Perfect Picnic Lunch for Kids and Moms

Easy Strawberry Scone Recipe. i actually was given this recipe from a friend who i met on instagram. i owe all the credit to her for this post. and a shout out to instagram…for creating a space where you can meet people you would have never met in real life.

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70 Places to Have Birthday Parties for Kids in Orange County. this is a great resource to parents looking for places to have their kids parties. sometimes it’s hard to remember all the great places that are available, so i knew this list would become a favorite for OC locals.

Best Place to Have Kids Birthday Parties in Orange County

DIY Valentine’s Day Banner. another oldie but goodie. it’s been a favorite of Popsicle Blog readers for a few years. so simple to create, but oh so cute. a perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day. i know it’s popularity will continue in the near future as the Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

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finally, 7 Family Friendly Tidepools in Orange County. this one also appearing from last years favorites. but it is a welcomed one, as the beaches in Orange County are near and dear to my heart. some of my best memories with my boys have been made there. this has got to be one of my all-time favorite posts as well.

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and those my friends are Popsicle Blog’s top blog posts of 2015. it looks like my readers love food, printables, family travel and/or fun things to do in SoCal. and that’s just how i like it….thank you.

i wonder what the future holds for 2016?  

Giveaway+

since i am so grateful to all of you, i decided to hold a giveaway! one random winner will win a $100 gift card to a store or website of their choice. just answer these two questions in the comment section below and you will be entered! contest ends January 17, 2016 at midnight! gook luck.

what was your most favorite Popsicle Blog post of 2015? 
what would you like to see more of in the 2016 new year?