Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas

with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

45 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

To bring bold flavor to these chicken enchiladas, we’re creating a hearty filling with spiced rice, black beans, and verdant kale. For even more bright flavor, we’re topping them with a zesty sauce simply made by combining our herbaceous cilantro sauce with a bit of cooling sour cream just before baking.
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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Title
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 15.5-Oz Can Black Beans
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 2 Tbsps Grated Cotija Cheese
  • 4 oz White Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
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Cook & chop the chicken
1 Cook & chop the chicken

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop the cooked chicken, then transfer to a large bowl.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

Make the kale rice
2 Make the kale rice

Meanwhile, wash and dry the kale. Separate the leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. In a medium pot, combine the rice, remaining spice blend, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, place the sliced kale on top of the rice. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and stir to combine.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the sauce
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the sauce

Meanwhile, drain and rinse the beans. Grate the cheddar on the large side of a box grater. In a bowl, whisk together the cilantro sauce and half the sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the filling & assemble the enchiladas
4 Make the filling & assemble the enchiladas

To the bowl of chopped  chicken, add the kale rice, drained beans, cotija, remaining sour cream, and  a drizzle of olive oil; stir to  combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Place the tortillas on a work surface. Evenly spread about 2 cups of the filling into the bottom of a baking dish. Divide the remaining filling among the tortillas; tightly roll up each tortilla around the filling. Transfer to the baking dish in a single layer, seam side down.

Bake the enchiladas & serve your dish
5 Bake the enchiladas & serve your dish

Evenly top the enchiladas with the sauce and grated cheddar; season with salt and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook & chop the chicken
1 Cook & chop the chicken

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop the cooked chicken, then transfer to a large bowl.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

2 Make the kale rice

Meanwhile, wash and dry the kale. Separate the leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. In a medium pot, combine the rice, remaining spice blend, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, place the sliced kale on top of the rice. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and stir to combine.

Make the kale rice
Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the sauce
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the sauce

Meanwhile, drain and rinse the beans. Grate the cheddar on the large side of a box grater. In a bowl, whisk together the cilantro sauce and half the sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

4 Make the filling & assemble the enchiladas

To the bowl of chopped  chicken, add the kale rice, drained beans, cotija, remaining sour cream, and  a drizzle of olive oil; stir to  combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Place the tortillas on a work surface. Evenly spread about 2 cups of the filling into the bottom of a baking dish. Divide the remaining filling among the tortillas; tightly roll up each tortilla around the filling. Transfer to the baking dish in a single layer, seam side down.

Make the filling & assemble the enchiladas
Bake the enchiladas & serve your dish
5 Bake the enchiladas & serve your dish

Evenly top the enchiladas with the sauce and grated cheddar; season with salt and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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