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Celebrating The 5th of May

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

               National Margarita Day & Tex Mex





 Today I am sharing  a few of my tablescapes from the past.

 Beautiful, colorful table set for 5th of May


Here's great Chicken Enchilada recipe to try.
I shared the tutorial for this new recipe format here.

Chicken Enchiladas

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Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with chicken
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless - boneless chicken
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican spice
  • 1 -chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves -minced garlic
  • 4 seeded and chopped whole green canned chilies
  • 4 seeded and minced chipotle chilies- canned
  • 1 28 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
Coat large saute pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken over medium heat, allow 7 minutes each side or until no longer pink. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, garlic powder and Mexican spices before turning. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool.Saute onion and garlic in chicken drippings until tender. Add corn and chiles. Stir well to combine. Add canned tomatoes, saute 1 minute.Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Add shredded chicken to saute pan, combine with vegetables. Dust the mixture with flour to help setMicrowave tortillas on high for 30 seconds. This softens them and makes them more pliable. Coat the bottom of 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans with a ladle of enchilada sauce. Using a large shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to lightly coat. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filling, place 8 enchiladas in each pan with seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro, scallion, sour cream and chopped tomatoes before serving. Serve with Spanish rice and beans
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 enchiladas
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26 comments:

  1. Have a great day! I have never made enchiladas.must!

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  2. That looks really nice. Have a wonderful day. Greetings!

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  3. Happy Day! I love that your table settings are always so colorful. And I love color!!! Sheila

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    1. Color does make me happy too. Sheila, you set a beautiful table for Mother's day.

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  4. Love the many colors and textures you use for your tables Linda! I love enchiladas...thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, I hope you try the recipe...Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. We love enchiladas, Linda. I must try your recipe! Your festive table is all ready for a celebration. Happy Cinco de Mayo! ♥

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    1. Thanks Martha Ellen. soon, you will be finished with the painting of your home and get back to enjoying it. Happy weekend.

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  6. Y'know, I like a good dose of mariachi music every now and again.

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  7. Yes a Mexican dinner is in order tonight thanks for the reminder! Love your recipe - I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for visiting my blog - have a great weekend!
    Saimi

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  8. This was such a fun and festive post! Am saving your enchilada recipe!

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  9. I'm going to celebrate right along with you! Nachos and margaritas for dinner tonight!!! I will print off that recipe for enchiladas to make later! Thank you!

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  10. I'm making a tater tot taco casserole tonight, Linda, but I'd love a serving of your chicken enchiladas in your pretty home!

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  11. Such a fun, festive post, Linda and I love the new recipe tool. That will make life so much easier for food bloggers! We don't really celebrate the holiday up here but we sure do love Mexican food. Hope your week is fabulous, Wonder Woman. Lots of love to you. xoxo

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  12. We ♥ chicken enchiladas...verde or rojas sauce, doesn't really matter!Curious, what is Mexican spice?
    Nice festive tables, Linda. We are going down to our local restaurant for dinner later today.

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  13. Thank you for sharing more about the celebration. Honestly, not living near Mexico I had not heard of Cinco de Mayo until I began blogging six years ago.
    Your tablescapes are very attractive and festive and your recipe sounds great.

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  14. I didn't know this. We just do it because it is fun. Probably not so much for those guys long ago. We have margaritas, guacamole and chips, tortillas, shredded beef, pico de gallo, Mexican rice and black beans with tomatoes and garlic. My table is not so fancy, but it works.

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  15. Thank you for sharing this holiday info. It is very popular here in north Texas. Many festivities going on today and all weekend. Love all your tablescapes and thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day too.
    xo

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  16. How festive~your table and recipe! I did one Cinco de Mayo party and tablescape...the table was difficult as I didn't have a lot of colorful dishes. My daughter had tons of fabric samples from design school and we cut them up for napkins. Wow! The colors were so happy!

    Thanks for a fun post, Linda!

    Jane

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  17. What a fun and festive table setting! I love the beautiful colors! Chicken Enchiladas, one of my favorite food. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Hugs, Poppy

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  18. We always enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo with good Mexican food and a margarita. Your enchilada recipe looks good!

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  19. We love enchiladas, Linda. Your table is so festive! Hope you had a wonderful Happy Cinco de Mayo celebration!

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  20. I'm late to the party but the enchiladas sound wonderful! :) I absolutely LOVE the tablescape...all the colors are perfect!

    xo
    Pat

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  21. We went out for our Mexican food and margarita's this year. Yum but that recipe looks pretty tasty. Might have to try it. Thanks for sharing it.

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