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Chicken Enfrijoladas

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 2
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Ingredients

3
tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2
cups cooked beans, left with a little of the cooking water
6
corn tortillas
1
chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1
cup Mexican queso fresco, grated

Onion sauce:

1
red onion, cut lengthwise into paper-thin half moons
1
green or yellow bell pepper, sliced
1
seeded tomato, cut into sections
2
limes
Salt and pepper
Cilantro leaves

To serve:

Avocado
Sour cream

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
803.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
46.5g
72%
Saturated Fat
12.1g
60%
Cholesterol
97.8mg
33%
Sodium
1725.5mg
72%
Total Carbohydrate
65.8g
22%
Dietary Fiber
13.2g
53%
Sugars
12.0g
Protein
38.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
367.10%
367%
Calcium
52.50%
52%
Iron
24.30%
24%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Use cooked chicken thighs.

Add Monterrey Jack or feta cheese.

Add jalapeño to the onion sauce.

If you want the beans to be spicy, blend them with a chipotle pepper in adobo in a blender.

Directions

  • 1 Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the refried beans, stirring until hot. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • 2 Using the rest of the oil, fry the tortillas on both sides without toasting them. You only want to warm them up. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3 Immediately pass the tortillas through the beans, only on one side, and transfer them to a plate. Place some shredded chicken on top of each tortilla, and sprinkle with cheese. Fold the tortillas in half or roll them up.
  • 4 Place three stuffed tortillas on each plate. Pour more refried beans on top, and finish off with some onion sauce and shredded cheese.
  • 5 Serve with sliced avocado and cream.
  • 6 Onion sauce: Put the onion in a bowl with water and ice for five minutes. Drain well and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Serve immediately.

I grew up in a house where beans and tortillas were in constant supply, for lunch and for dinner. For breakfast there was always bread, which we ate with butter and guava jelly. Many times, however, we'd fill the bread with refried beans and make a delicious sandwich that we never could get tired of. Enfrijoladas for dinner are still one of my favorite dishes. They're so easy to make that you don't really need a recipe. Many people compare enfrijoladas to the well-known enchilada, even though the sauce in enfrijoladas is refried beans. The tortillas, which are lightly fried just to heat them up, are filled with cooked, shredded chicken and Mexican queso fresco. Feel free to use other cheeses, like Monterey Jack or any other cheese you like. Making these delicious enfrijoladas does not require any complicated technique or even a lot of work. Even better if you have ready-made beans. If you have baked or grilled chicken in the fridge, all you have to do is shred it and use it as filling for the tortillas. This way, you'll have a simple, yet delicious dish for any night of the week. Need something else to go with dinner? I'd recommend a simple green salad, as the enfrijoladas are rather filling.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

I grew up in a house where beans and tortillas were in constant supply, for lunch and for dinner. For breakfast there was always bread, which we ate with butter and guava jelly. Many times, however, we'd fill the bread with refried beans and make a delicious sandwich that we never could get tired of. Enfrijoladas for dinner are still one of my favorite dishes. They're so easy to make that you don't really need a recipe. Many people compare enfrijoladas to the well-known enchilada, even though the sauce in enfrijoladas is refried beans. The tortillas, which are lightly fried just to heat them up, are filled with cooked, shredded chicken and Mexican queso fresco. Feel free to use other cheeses, like Monterey Jack or any other cheese you like. Making these delicious enfrijoladas does not require any complicated technique or even a lot of work. Even better if you have ready-made beans. If you have baked or grilled chicken in the fridge, all you have to do is shred it and use it as filling for the tortillas. This way, you'll have a simple, yet delicious dish for any night of the week. Need something else to go with dinner? I'd recommend a simple green salad, as the enfrijoladas are rather filling.