Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Celebrity Dish on Kasey's Kitchen - Mario Lopez & Chicken Enchiladas

Friday was National Coffee Day and thanks to Bailey's Creamers I was able to spend my coffee break with Mario Lopez! Check out my interview with Mario and then try whipping up his Chicken Enchilada recipe from his cookbook, Extra Lean.

6 corn tortillas
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup diced bell pepper
½ cup diced onion
½ tsp salt
½ tsp dried oregano
6 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded
2 Tbsp canned green chilis
1 cup mild salsa, divided
2 cups baby spinach
½ cup low fat shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack recommended)
Chopped scallions
Hot sauce (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in the oven to warm.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions and peppers.  Season with salt and oregano and saute for 5 minutes
  4. Add chicken, green chilis, ½ cup salsa, and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.
  5. Remove tortillas from the oven and spray a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Place ¼ cup of chicken mixture in a tortilla, roll up and transfer to baking dish; repeat with remaining tortillas.
  7. Top tortillas with remaining salsa and cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.  Garnish with chopped scallions and serve with hot sauce, if desired.
Click Here for a bonus recipe from Bailey's featuring Mario's favorite flavor, Caramel!