I love avocados. Lucky for me they are readily available in New Mexico! Being so close to Mexico, I think it makes them that much easier to find. Mexico is the world leader in growing (and eating) avocados! I love that I can get Avocados from Mexico all year round! Their peak season is between September and May, but you can find them all year round. They are delicious and healthy!
I wanted to create something unique with Avocados from Mexico to enter into their “Aguacate Lindo y Querido Recipe Contest”. I decided to take a household staple, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas and add an avocado twist. They turned out amazingly well and I can’t wait for you to try out my newest creation!
6-8 Avocados, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 – 1/2 Red Onion, finely diced
Salt to taste
*Optional* Chicken, fully cooked and cut into chunks
Shredded Cheese (I like to use Colby Jack, but you can use cheddar or any other your prefer)
First you want to create your filling. Chop up your avocado and toss with cilantro, lime juice, onion and salt.
*Optional* You can add chicken chunks if you’d like. I used a package of Fajita Chicken and chopped into bite size pieces, then tossed together with the avocado mixture.
Warm oil in a skillet. Warm each corn tortilla on each side. You want to make the tortillas pliable. If you try to skip this step, the tortillas will break and not stay together properly. You just need to warm them long enough that they begin to slightly bubble. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
As each tortilla is warmed, place a small amount of filling in the middle and roll. Line the rolled enchiladas in a glass pan. As you fill the pan, they will sit closely against each other to help keep them together.
Cover the rolled enchiladas with the green chile sauce and cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and they are heated through.
Remove from heat and allow to sit for several minutes. Carefully remove from pan and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite Avocado from Mexico recipe? Enter your recipe in the “Aguacate Lindo y Querido Recipe Contest” for your chance to win a private cooking class in September with Mexico´s renowned Celebrity Chef Aquiles Chávez, at his new critically acclaimed restaurant in Houston, La Fisheria.
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