So the picture of these chicken enchiladas looks kind of like cat vomit. I didn’t intend to share this on the blog. And then I ate them. And I knew that everyone had to know! So I snapped a quick picture with my phone cause there was no way I was going to stop eating these long enough to take some real pictures! Maybe one day I’ll get around to taking better pictures… Ha… Right.
These aren’t so different from everyone else’s chicken enchiladas. I just tweaked a recipe (my previous favorite recipe) and now they are ridiculous.
It all happened because I saw a lonely can of green chili enchilada sauce in my cupboard while I was grabbing some cream of chicken soup. I had bought it on accident one day. Grabbed the wrong color. But seeing it in the cupboard sparked a little idea. What if I added this sauce into the recipe? I asked my husband what he thought of my idea. He loves the original version of these chicken enchiladas. So, his very boring, very unadventurous spirit kicked in and he responded with much less enthusiasm than I had hoped for. So then, I second guessed. And third guessed. And started Googling and Pinteresting (Is that a phrase? It is now!) for creamy chili chicken enchiladas (and about every variation to that search I could think of!) to see if anyone else had ever tried this. I couldn’t find ANY recipe ANYWHERE on the internet that had done it. So…does that mean I’m a mad scientist about to change the world for the tastier? Or do people know that this is a terrible idea and don’t want anyone else to have a miserable failure of a dinner? I stalled. I panicked. Yup, over dinner. Panick. Embarrassing. Did it. Finally, I was forced to choose. I literally combined everything as usual and then opened the can of enchilada sauce, dipped a finger in it, dipped the same finger in the original sauce (to combine them you know) and tasted it. I didn’t gag so I decided to go for it. My three year old then needed the same dipping experiment and I was happy for the second opinion. He thought it was delicious. SOLD! I dumped. And I will NEVER look back. Mad scientist it is! World changed. You’re welcome.