Enchilada Sauce for Chicken Enchiladas

Enchilada Sauce for Chicken Enchiladas

9 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes; part of Cinco de Mayo collection

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1 tb Flour
1 1/2 tb olive oil
1/2 ts Thyme
1/2 ts Oregano
1/4 ts Cayenne
1/2 ts Cumin
1 clove Garlic; minced
1 14-oz can Chicken broth
1 8-oz can Tomato sauce
1 tb Fresh lime juice

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



In large pan saute flour in oil for one minute, add spices and cook for an additional minute. Add broth, tomato sauce and lime juice and bring to a boil stirring constantly till thickened. Assemble tortillas with chicken and cooked onion, laying side by side in pan that has been coated with sauce. When pan is full, pour additional sauce over top, add grated cheddar cheese. Bake in oven til warmed through and cheese has melted. Serve on a bed of lettuce and serve with sour cream, salsa and jalapeno peppers to the side. Recipe by: Marilyn Garcia Posted to T.nt (sdm-marked) - Prodigys Recipe Exchange Newsletter by mreingarcia@juno.com (Marilyn Garcia) on Sep 03, 1997

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Very nice recipe & easy to customize. Thank you for posting. If you want thicker sauce add a table spoon or 2 of tomato paste.
morganstrong 1y ago

I used this sauce with the Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe and it was very good. I didn't do the extra in the preparation, only the sauce.
cryshy 1y ago

??good sauce Add cornstarch should really be on the list unless you like it like water. ????
p42o 2y ago

I just make the sauce from this recipe. My entire family loves it. Definitely a great easy alternative to canned sauces...delicious!
kristiewhitingpatrick 2y ago

Super easy, my family loved it.
sherryodle 3y ago

This does not look like a very good recipe to me.
neverafan 7y ago

Great recipe....will make this again! Loved it.
kimmyqt 8y ago

Good recipe, I doubled it ,added a 6 ounce can of tomato paste, and used homemade chicken broth.
staciemag1 8y ago

Being on a salt reduced diet has me try a lot of home made spices and sauces. This one was pretty good. I used a homemade turkey broth instead of chicken, no salt in it. Not to spicy - I cut the cayenne in half at first but after tasting it added the rest. A keeper.
RKG1 9y ago

Thicken sauce with tomato puree. Added grated cheese and onion to lettuce.
jamieo 9y ago

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