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Del Monte Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas Recipe + Football Sweepstakes & Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Recipes


I have a confession to make… I primarily only watch football when it’s a Super Bowl game. Yep, once a year I watch football. I do catch bits and pieces of an occasional UT Vols game, but to really watch a game, it is the super bowl. We make an event of it. Even a friendly wager is made between me and my husband.

If you know me (and/or my hubby), you know I’m competitive. So we have to make a bet on who will win. All’s fair in love and… bets.

To be completely honest I think the real reason, besides the Superbowl commercials, we like the Super Bowl is for the food. We like making a big deal out of the food and snacks for the big game. I’ve decided to make chicken enchiladas this year. And as usual I did a trial run, yesterday…

Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with chilies

Chicken Enchilada Recipe


Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Donna Chaffins
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 6-8
Adapted from a Rachael Ray Recipe
  • 8 soft flour tortillas
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 springs fresh oregano
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 3 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Del Monte diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less depending on your heat threshold)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Mexican cheese (or monterey cheese)
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Wrap corn tortillas in foil and warm in the oven.
  3. Bring broth to boil in pot.
  4. Set chicken into broth with bay leaf, oregano, and onion. Return to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Poach chicken in broth 10-15 minutes. Remove chicken breasts to a bowl and shred with 2 forks.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of cooking liquid, tomato paste, spices, and salt. Work through the chicken using the forks.
  7. Combine all sauce ingredients in saucepan and heat through, keeping warm until needed.
  8. Remove tortillas from the oven and switch broiler on high.
  9. Pile chicken mixture into warm tortilla and roll.
  10. Line casserole or baking dish with enchiladas, seam side down.
  11. Pour hot tomato sauce over the chicken enchiladas and top with cheese.
  12. Place enchiladas in hot oven and broil 5 minutes to melt cheese and set enchiladas.

If you love Mexican dishes, this is a perfect game day recipe!

This time of year (we have an ice storm here, today) I love being able to grab a can of Del Monte Tomato products or fruit for my family to eat… it’s the closest thing to fresh fruits and veggies I’m going to get. Besides canned fruits and veggies are healthy, too!

Check out the other great products from Del Monte.

One lucky person has a chance of winning the new Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomato varieties and the Pinterest Sweepstakes. I’m entering! You can to… here’s how:

  • Follow the Del Monte Brand on Pinterest
  • Create a Pinterest board named “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off”
  • Pin at least two (2) Del Monte Tomato Recipes from the “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off” Pinterest board and at least two (2) football entertaining ideas
  • Register your Pinterest board to the Del Monte page from January 21st through February 15th to be entered into the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes program
  • Get ready for a chance to win one of the many prizes available, including an ultimate entertainment package with a Sony® 55” LED TV, Bose® home theater system and Sony® Blu-ray player (ARV $4,779.00 USD).

Official Sweepstakes Rules – http://bit.ly/11bK144

I’m thrilled to tell you that, thanks to Del Monte, I have a Del Monte prize pack to give to one of my Blog by Donna readers!

The winner will get (1) can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, (1) can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipolte Chilies, and a $25 Visa gift card.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Ends 2/17/13 at 11:59 pm EST. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Del Monte has sponsored this giveaway and provided me with the same prize pack for posting. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.


115 Responses to Del Monte Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas Recipe + Football Sweepstakes & Giveaway

  1. Jamie Alan says:

    I would like to make chili

  2. Pam Bridges says:

    I use it to make chili and I also put it in vegetable soup!

  3. amy guillaume linderman says:

    big batch of chili

  4. Colleen Schilinski says:

    I would make a Taco Salad.

  5. Cris Henry says:


  6. Nicole Klaus says:

    Home made pizza sauce..great for dipping also Mmmm

  7. rebeka deleon says:

    i would make a jambalaya

  8. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Mexican chicken corn soup

  9. Andrea D. says:

    I would make Grandma Hunter’s Spaghetti Sauce. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  10. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    THE Santa Fe Wraps LOOK GOOD.

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    I will make spaghetti sauce with it.

  12. michele krik says:

    chicken enchiladas

  13. Elena says:

    I would make salsa with Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

  14. Jessie C. says:

    I’d make Breakfast Wrap using Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with green chilies

  15. I make Chicken Tortilla Bake for the game every year.

  16. Marti Parks says:

    I can’t wait to try the southwestern chicken enchiladas.

  17. nichol tone says:

    Chicken enchilada

  18. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would make spaghetti.

  19. Darlene Owen says:


  20. michelle warner says:

    oh yeah im making the enchiladas, we love them so much and this recipe look so amazing

  21. Lori Thomas says:

    I`d make Chili!!

  22. KJ Skib says:

    I actually just made a southwestern casserole which had ground beef, chilis, tomatoes, sour cream, corn tortillas and cream cheese in it. It was so yummy.

  23. Sonya says:

    I will make chili using Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with green chilies

  24. Carrie Phelps says:

    Guessing with how much this recipe looks SO yummy I’ll use them on your recipe for Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas!!

  25. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d use them to make a chili.

  26. Maggie C says:

    I would make chicken quesadillas.

  27. Pamela Halligan says:

    I’d make some spicy spaghetti sauce.

  28. Jennifer Young says:

    Zucchini and bean skillet!

  29. JEFF TAYLOR says:

    I think I’m going to try the Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas

  30. Joni Mason says:

    I’ll be making nachos and fajitas.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Sherry S. says:

    I would use them to make a chili.

  32. Susan Christy says:

    Been thinking about King Ranch Casserole lately.

  33. Carly says:

    I’d use this to make chili.

  34. Lisa says:

    I’d make some kind of quesadilla!

  35. Lynn says:

    Definitely the Chicken Enchilada..i always get enchilada at a Mexican restaurant…and green chilies,

  36. Carmen S. says:

    I would make enchilladas. 🙂 thanks for the chance.

  37. Maddie K. says:

    I made this recipe and doubled it. Needless to say it was WAY too much. It was tasty though. I ended up giving it away to two of my neighbors. LOL.

  38. penelope merriweather says:

    I would make speghetti..!! Thanks for this giveaway!

  39. william ross says:

    Great in chili

  40. stephanie says:

    taco salad

  41. Louis says:

    making salsa for my 7 layer dip
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  42. Liz Terek says:

    It’d be a toss up between my husband’s secret salsa recipe & my chili.

  43. heather says:

    southwestern chicken enchiladas

  44. melissa wilson says:


  45. Jill says:

    I would make homemade chili

  46. Margot C says:

    I would use the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies to make chili (seems obvious, though I didn’t know that they sold the diced tomatoes in cans that way); though your recipe looks really good too.

  47. Cynthia R says:

    i would use chipotle for tortilla soup

  48. Melissa M says:

    I’d make chili

  49. Kristen says:

    I’ll make the Fiesta Chili Bake from their Pinterest page.

  50. Ashley Hatten says:

    Chili or Fajitas

  51. Todd B says:


  52. debbie campbell says:

    I would make a spicy chicken and rice

  53. Jo says:

    Taco bake for a neighborhood potluck

  54. Toni Cosgrove says:

    I want to try your recipe, but first would like to make some taco soup,

  55. kara says:

    I would make the enchiladas

  56. Alycia M says:

    I would try their 10 minute chili!

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  57. debbie jackson says:

    10 minute chili debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  58. Elaine Lund says:

    I want to try your recipe- looks delicious! I would also make American chop suey.

  59. Tiffiny Palm says:

    Will be making homemade chili

  60. Deborah D says:

    My mom’s chili.

  61. Tyler Brown says:

    Chili or those delicious looking enchiladas pictured above! I love green chiles!

  62. Linda Bradshaw says:

    Taco Soup or chili

  63. Charla says:

    I would either make chicken enchiladas or chili.

  64. Amanda Rauch says:

    I add del monte tomatoes to my jambalaya-always so good!

  65. Heidi says:


  66. Pamela Warren says:

    I like to make a Mexican Meatloaf

  67. Kaycee Kelm says:

    Enchiladas!!! Yummmmm

  68. mollie griffin says:

    I would use them for chili, but I am definately going to try out your enchiladas recipe…looks very good

  69. Sadie says:

    I would make chili cheese dip.

  70. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I think I would make a chilli con carni using the Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with green chilies and top it with a Mexican cornbread mixture to bake on top of it for a all in one dish Casserole. Thanks great review with a tasty recipe that I will have e to try out. [email protected]

  71. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to make the 10 minute chili recipe found on their website.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  72. wendy rozema says:

    santa fe chicken quesadillas!

  73. Jessica To says:

    I would make chili.

  74. Cheryl Bartram says:


  75. Maureen says:

    I would make a beef and vegetable soup using the Del Monte Diced Tomatoes as part of the base!

  76. Chico Alvarado says:

    I would make that recipe above, it looks so good

  77. Jennifer says:

    Chilli or a Mexican dish. Mmmm

  78. Renee Perry says:

    I will make yours, that Southwestern Chicken Enchilada’s recipe looks sooo good,I really have to try it, it made me hungry!!!

  79. cindy cook says:


  80. Gloria Washington says:

    I’ll try the recipe for enchiladas that we share

  81. Jacki T. says:

    I would make salsa

  82. Evelyne Walls says:

    spaghetti Bolognese

  83. Juanita A May says:

    Chicken tortilla soup

  84. Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas with the chilies

  85. Heidi says:

    I would love to try the chicken enchiladas.

  86. Constance smith says:

    Chili, omelet, and/or cheese dip

  87. Yelena says:

    Chicken stew

  88. Beverly Payton says:

    Diced Tomatoes with Green Chili with scrambled eggs!!

  89. i love her recipes im gonna try them

  90. Alvina Castro says:

    enchiladas with green chiles sounds good

  91. vickie says:

    chili sounds good -we are having a snowstorm today!

  92. Katie Amanda says:


  93. Latisha Johnson says:

    Spanish rice

  94. Sylvia Zajis says:

    Definitely a big pot of Chili.

  95. Lucy Lopez says:


  96. kris says:

    spicy chili

  97. Kelly D says:

    I would make salsa topped grilled shrimp

  98. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make chili

  99. Janice Cooper says:

    I would make Spanish rice

  100. Kryzde says:

    Some kind of beans corn and rice with chicken or steak concoction! And id love to try it with the chipotle chilis

  101. andrea says:

    I will make my favorite chili mac

  102. lisa leonard says:


  103. Sheila Leitsch says:

    Tomatoes with green chilies. I would make an enchilada casserole

  104. m says:

    I would make chili or nachos! Yummy!

  105. Nancy Schools says:


  106. steve weber says:

    the spicy chili.

  107. gerry davison says:

    i would make gouloush

  108. mary ellen ashenfelder says:

    I’d make southwestern chili

  109. Patricia B says:

    I will be making chili.

  110. Shirley Carr says:

    This is what I’m making tommorrow!

  111. lisa says:

    This is so good. thanks for the recipe.