Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Tips
Should enchiladas be covered while baking?
It depends on the recipe. These enchiladas are not covered, which helps crisp up the edges of the rolled enchiladas. Some recipes call for covering to ensure the enchiladas are completely heated through. It’s always best to follow the recipe instructions.
What is enchilada sauce?
Enchilada sauce typically consists of chili powder that has been cooked in broth with additional seasonings, garlic and tomato paste or sauce, then thickened with a bit of flour. If you want to make your own from scratch, try this enchilada sauce recipe
What can you substitute for enchilada sauce?
Try making your own substitute for enchilada sauce! For every cup of enchilada sauce, combine 1 cup crushed tomatoes, 2 teaspoons chili powder, ½-1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½-1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and a pinch or two of cayenne pepper. For a different color and flavor, you can also swap out the enchilada sauce with green tomatillo sauce
, which mimics green enchilada sauce.
Should I use flour or corn tortillas for enchiladas?
Either flour or corn tortillas work for enchiladas! Corn tortillas are traditionally used when making enchiladas. When making enchiladas with corn tortillas
, the tortillas are usually fried lightly before filling and rolling to keep them crispy. However, flour tortillas make assembly easy because they are softer and more flexible.