Enchilada de pollo ahumado Casserole

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The big box grocer had boneless skinless thighs on sale. I usually like to use bone in skin on but these were priced right. I've been craving chicken enchilada casserole so I thought let's take it up a few notches.

    I decided why not inject the thighs with enchilada sauce and them let them marinate in the sauce all day! Oh yeah!

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    Sorry store bought sauce.

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    I like to add corn and olives to my casserole so I boiled some corn. I added chipotle, salt, pepper and garlic to the water.

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    I smoked the thighs low and slow in the mini, 250. Cherry and pecan

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    Simmered the sauce with corn and olives smoked hatch chiles.

    Then layer it in the casserole dish. Sauce, tortilla, sauce, chicken, cheese, tortilla, repeat!

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    Put into a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes our until heated through and bubbly!

    In the oven as we speak so more in a bit!


    Smoke away!!!
     
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  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Makin me hungry Case!

    If you gotta use a store bought sauce, that one is my favorite brand.

    Also like the verde sauces which can be pricey to make from scratch.

    Oh?  Did I mention convenient when I am spending hours on another project?

    Purists need not apply!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love it[​IMG]. Never seen it before,unheard of down here. Thats part of the attraction but  a bigger part is thats its clever authentic food. 

    Its sort of a long lost cousin of lasagne[​IMG]  but its own thing at the same time. Mexican food down here is pretty dumbed down.

    Is this old school mexican or something thats evolved over time? Looks the goods either way.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And finished, and I am stuffed!!!!

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    Smoke away!!!
     
  5. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great!  I love Mexican food - especially when you add smoked meats to tacos/burritos/enchiladas.
     
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That there is a great Bear View!

    Yeah Mike, the Lasagne link is there.  Not that many Guidos would agree.

    Amazing the culinary concoctions from different cultures that have a common thread?

    Here in Mexifornia country?  I think of the enchilada casserole as the lazy Gringo's enchilada dish?

    Still a very tasty dish when Case does it!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mick I'm not sure if it's old time or not. I know it's been around at least 35 or so years cause my mom used to make it. She always used ground beef. I wanted chicken and it was so good. The injected smoked thighs were perfect! So good and simple.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you!!! The smoked chicken really shines in enchiladas! I also like to use it in Sopa de Pollo. So tasty!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! Definitely a keeper dish. I prepped it all yesterday knowing I wanted something I could just pop in the oven for tonight!
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have inspired me. I will be making this next week. However, I will have to modify somewhat. The prepared enchilada sauces available here are vile. So I will have to go from scratch. No way I can get hatch peppers. When I want their light heat, I do anaheims and add some jalapeno for heat.

    I can hardly wait.

    Thanks for the recipe and great Qview.

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  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco! It's a tasty comfort dish! I usually make my own sauce too, but all the yard work this time of year made me lazy!
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As usually, always late. Looks great Case! I have had veggie or Corn and black bean enchiladas. But never have I tried smoked chicken and corn. I bet its delicious, more so because its not canned corn. Oh and a FYI in Texas they call 'em stacked enchiladas.

    Doesn't matter what the call 'em as long as ya call me when they are done. Those sure do look good man.

    Really great looking dish!
     
  13. tonybel

    tonybel Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work!
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kevin! Yes very tasty! My all time favorite though is shredded beef, which would be great smoked using a chuck or seven bone roast! Oh boy I see another meal in the making!

    Stacked enchiladas, or Enchiladas apilados!
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!
     
  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the look. [​IMG]  Trish sees this and she'll want some ... but a good idea.
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Stan! It's a tasty and easy dish to make!
     

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