Another Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
Another Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is just what you need when you are craving something creamy and full of cheesy goodness. This enchilada recipe has cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese and shredded chicken for a recipe the whole family will love. The green chilies, chili powder, and cumin are a nice flavor addition to this chicken recipe. Using reduced cream cheese makes this enchilada recipe a little lighter. You can also replace the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt for a healthier version. You will want to make sure and use softened cream cheese. You can soften the cream cheese by leaving it out of the refrigerator for about an hour, or if you are strapped for time you can use the microwave for about 35 to 40 seconds with the cream cheese unwrapped placed in a microwave bowl.
Cheese is a popular food that you will find in a lot of savory recipes. Cheese is a recipe that is derived from milk and made in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by the coagulation of the milk protein casein. Cheese recipes use the proteins and fat from milk, most often the milk of cows, goats, or sheep. During the making of cheese, the milk is usually acidified, and the enzyme rennet is added which causes coagulation. The solids are then separated and pressed together into a final form. Some cheeses have molds on the rind or throughout the cheese recipe. You will find a wide variety of cheeses from countries all over the world. The styles, flavors, and textures of the cheese depend on the origin of the milk, whether the milk has been pasteurized, the bacteria and mold, the butterfat content, the processing, and the aging.
It's hard to believe, but recipes using cream cheese can be found in cookbooks starting in the mid-eighteenth century. This creamy, savory cheese spread gained popularity in the 1820s, with dairy farms in and around the Philadelphia area gaining a reputation for producing the best examples of this unique cheese. Cream cheese was made on family farms throughout the country at this time, so the quantities that were made and distributed were usually small. Cream cheese is most often used as a spread on bread, bagels, and crackers. Cream cheese can also be used as a dip for potato chips and other snack items. Cream cheese can also be used in salads. Cream cheese can be used for many recipes from sweet to savory cooking. Cream cheese is considered in the same category of ingredients as other milk products, from cream, milk, butter, and yogurt. It is also a popular addition to cheesecake recipes and to thicken sauce recipes making them creamy.
Thank you to Erin at "The Spiffy Cookie" for this cream cheese chicken enchiladas recipe. Erin is a recent Ph.D. graduate in Microbiology, and she loves food. She cooks and bakes almost every day and loves trying out new recipes. She loves to share her recipe leftovers with friends and family. She tries to put a slightly healthier edge on her recipes whenever possible. But she also enjoys making cookie recipes, cupcake recipes, burger recipes, pizza crust recipes, and more. So you'll find a good balance between healthy and dessert options. Her favorite food group is desserts and thinks that peanut butter and chocolate are one of the best combinations ever. Some of the recipes you will find on her site include appetizer recipes, gluten free recipes, main dish recipes, snack recipes, breakfast recipes, side dish recipes, slow cooker recipes, pizza recipes and more.
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