Del Monte Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas Recipe + Football Sweepstakes & Giveaway


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!

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  1. I would like to make chili

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

  3. big batch of chili

  4. I would make a Taco Salad.

  5. Chili

  6. Home made pizza sauce..great for dipping also Mmmm

  7. i would make a jambalaya

  8. Mexican chicken corn soup

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

  10. THE Santa Fe Wraps LOOK GOOD.

  11. I will make spaghetti sauce with it.

  12. chicken enchiladas

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

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

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

  16. Chicken enchilada

  17. I would make spaghetti.

  18. Goulash

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

  20. I`d make Chili!!

  21. 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.

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

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

  24. I’d use them to make a chili.

  25. I’d make some spicy spaghetti sauce.

  26. Zucchini and bean skillet!

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

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

  29. I would use them to make a chili.

  30. Been thinking about King Ranch Casserole lately.

  31. I’d use this to make chili.

  32. I’d make some kind of quesadilla!

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

  34. I would make enchilladas. 🙂 thanks for the chance.

  35. 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.

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

  37. Great in chili

  38. taco salad

  39. making salsa for my 7 layer dip
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  40. It’d be a toss up between my husband’s secret salsa recipe & my chili.

  41. southwestern chicken enchiladas

  42. chili!!!

  43. I would make homemade chili

  44. 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.

  45. i would use chipotle for tortilla soup

  46. I’d make chili

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

  48. Chili or Fajitas

  49. spaghetti

  50. I would make a spicy chicken and rice

  51. Taco bake for a neighborhood potluck

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

  53. I would try their 10 minute chili!

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  54. 10 minute chili debbie jackson
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  55. I want to try your recipe- looks delicious! I would also make American chop suey.

  56. Will be making homemade chili

  57. My mom’s chili.

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

  59. Taco Soup or chili

  60. I would either make chicken enchiladas or chili.

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

  62. I like to make a Mexican Meatloaf

  63. Enchiladas!!! Yummmmm

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

  65. I would make chili cheese dip.

  66. 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]

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

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  68. santa fe chicken quesadillas!

  69. I would make chili.

  70. Chilli

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

  72. I would make that recipe above, it looks so good

  73. Chilli or a Mexican dish. Mmmm

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

  75. chili

  76. I’ll try the recipe for enchiladas that we share

  77. I would make salsa

  78. spaghetti Bolognese

  79. Chicken tortilla soup

  80. I would love to try the chicken enchiladas.

  81. Chili, omelet, and/or cheese dip

  82. Chicken stew

  83. Diced Tomatoes with Green Chili with scrambled eggs!!

  84. enchiladas with green chiles sounds good

  85. chili sounds good -we are having a snowstorm today!

  86. Tacos…Thanks!

  87. Spanish rice

  88. Definitely a big pot of Chili.

  89. Fajitas

  90. spicy chili

  91. I would make salsa topped grilled shrimp

  92. I would make chili

  93. I would make Spanish rice

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

  95. I will make my favorite chili mac

  96. CHILI

  97. Tomatoes with green chilies. I would make an enchilada casserole

  98. I would make chili or nachos! Yummy!

  99. Chili

  100. the spicy chili.

  101. i would make gouloush

  102. I’d make southwestern chili

  103. I will be making chili.

  104. This is so good. thanks for the recipe.

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