A few of us on the mom.me team follow a gluten-free diet or live a gluten-free lifestyle. One of our favorite things to do is test great new recipe books, and when Carol Fenster's 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes arrived we were so excited. With so many recipes to try, all delicious and all gluten-free, mealtime and meal planning is now a breeze.
RECIPE: Chicken Enchiladas
Yields 4 servings
of us in the Southwest, enchiladas are a weekly mainstay—in one form or
another. They are highly versatile, lending themselves to a wide variety of
fillings beyond chicken. Store-bought gluten-free red enchilada sauce and
leftover cooked chicken save precious time.
grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese or cheese alternative, plus 2 tablespoons for
a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 7×11-inch
baking dish with cooking spray.
a medium bowl, combine 2 cups of the cheddar cheese with the chicken. Set
a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Using tongs, dip the tortillas
into the hot oil—one at a time—to soften them, and then drain on paper towels.
the enchilada sauce in a wide, shallow bowl. Dip a tortilla in the sauce and
lay it on a plate. Fill with 1/4 cup of the chicken filling and 3 tablespoons
enchilada sauce, and roll up. Place the enchilada seam side down in the baking
dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Top the enchiladas with the
remaining sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese.
for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese melts. Top
with the sour cream and green onions and serve immediately.
TO SHRED MEAT: Meat
is easier to shred when it’s hot. Right after cooking, let it stand for 15
minutes, wrapped in aluminum foil, to reabsorb its juices. Then unwrap it and
place on a flat surface, such as a cutting board. Holding a fork in each hand,
place the first fork into the meat aligned with the grain and hold it steady.
Then place the second fork into the meat and pull it away from the first fork.
Repeat this process until all of the meat is shredded into small pieces.