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Cheesy Chicken “Ben-chiladas”


I love that Annie’s husband’s name is Ben, too, so that I can also use the name “Ben-chiladas” for this recipe.  You’ll see over at Annie’s Eats that this is one of her “go-to” recipes, so I decided to finally give it a try.  I actually made this about two months ago and forgot to post it!

These are super easy to make, and I found that they were pretty similar (in putting together) to the Easy Chicken Enchiladas I usually make, but just not topped with the extra sauce.  Next time I make these I think I’ll mix the sour cream with enchilada or taco seasoning for an extra boost of flavor.  We had tons of extras and actually liked them better the next day as leftovers.

On another note…look how awesome my Photoshop Elements is to me.  I didn’t do well with taking photos of this dish.  I guess I was too hungry to take the time to walk down the long hallway into the room with my light box.  So, I just took quick and horrible pictures.  Look how well my Photoshop Elements did in fixing the lighting, with just the click of an ‘auto-fix’ button!

benchiladas photoshop

Cheesy Chicken “Benchiladas”

Printable Recipe

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 oz. reduced fat sour cream
8 oz. Ranch salad dressing
10 flour tortillas
jar of salsa
3 cups shredded mexican-flavored cheese

Cook chicken breasts by preferred cooking method until cooked through. Set aside to cool a bit.

While chicken is cooling, mix up the sauce. In a large mixing bowl, combine half of the sour cream and half of the Ranch dressing. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the sour cream and Ranch dressing. Stir both until well combined. Shred or chop the cooked chicken and add to the large mixing bowl. Mix well with sauce.

Preheat the oven to 375°. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan. Take one tortilla and top with a little less than 1 tbsp. of the sauce from the small bowl. Spread over the tortilla in an even layer. Add some of the chicken mixture to the center of the tortilla. Top with salsa to taste. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, to taste. Roll up tortilla and place, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes (30 for a crispier tortilla). Allow to cool a few minutes before serving.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats


8 Responses

  1. They look great! I’ve seen these on Annie’s blog too and been tempted to make them.

  2. Those look delicious, but this comment is really about Photoshop Elements! I’d love to know more about it if you have time! Is it it’s own program? Or just an aspect of the expensive photoshop package?

    I bought a house with bad lighting — and if the autofix can do that, I DEFINATELY need to look into it!

  3. Sounds good, I’ve been making more “mexican” foods as they are usually inxpensive to make and feed a crowd (which means leftovers for afterschool snacks). Mixing in the sour cream does seem like a good idea, I like the cool tanginess of it, cuts the heat especially if you got a little zealous with the heat. 🙂

    I have both photoshops but have no idea how to use them, are they easy? My photos need a lot of help!

  4. Glad you guys enjoyed them! Yay for another house that eats “Ben-chiladas”!

  5. I loved this meal, and my husband’s name is also Ben 🙂 Your photo looks great!

  6. Great photo comparison!

  7. Definitely have to try the Benchiladas!

  8. Yep, your Photoshop Elements did the trick for you, and now I’m getting hungry!

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