We often get excited about food here at My Clean Kitchen, but this recipe has us in a state of excitement not often encountered by these 2 food nerds. These enchiladas were a complete experiment. The avocado cream sauce was an idea we’ve been noodling over for a while and decided to put into action with this recipe. We have made them a couple of times now, tweaked the recipe and are super excited (there’s that word again) to be sharing them with you. They are delicious. Both the hubby and the 4 year old loved them.
The sauce itself is a revelation, but when combined with the super tasty chicken enchilada mixture, it’s like heaven on a plate. We will be experimenting with the avocado sauce in the coming weeks. We’re thinking of more ways to utilize it in replacing ingredients to make other recipes clean. We also used our very own Taco Seasoning recipe in this, you can find that recipe here.
I have a family reunion coming up in a few weeks, and I’m TOTALLY making these for the family. You know they are expecting me to cook, I am the food blogger in the family afterall. However, they are all a little weary, because they say I make weird stuff. Quinoa, and coconut oil is still a mysterious ingredient to some people, heck they were to me less than a year ago. I think this recipe is one that could win them over. The avocado sauce is unique enough to be “mysterious” but tasty enough to be mainstream.
To make this, we started by combining the avocado sauce ingredients into the food processor and blending until smooth and creamy. Then we sauted a red pepper, cubanelle pepper, and onion, added our taco seasoning, black beans, chicken, and a splash of chicken broth. We top that off by adding some of the amazing cream avocado sauce to it. We boiled our chicken in a little chicken broth, but you could also use a rotisserie chicken or grilled/baked chicken breasts. Once thats done, we simply assembled the enchiladas just like any old enchilada recipe. We stuffed the tortillas, topped with sauce, and a little cheese and cooked. Be sure to serve this with a side of the avocado sauce. I personally don’t need the additional sauce, but my (reluctantly clean eating) hubby loved the sauce on the side to dip his bites in.
Local Ingredient: chicken breasts purchased from the farmers market.