These BBQ Chicken Enchiladas are adult and kid friendly and only require a few simple ingredients!
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I am blessed to be a member of a church that has so many opportunities to serve. In my congregation, there isn’t a week that goes by where we don’t get an email, a text, or an update through Facebook about an individual or family that is in need. While sometimes service can seem inconvenient, or I might be tempted to think, “Well maybe someone should be offering service to me” (just keeping it real,) I have never had an experience where I haven’t felt uplifted and happier after serving. I believe that the quickest way to get out of a bad mood or rut is to serve another. Community involvement helps everyone involved! Even though Jack is young, learning to enjoy serving others is something I want to instill in him early on, just as my parents did with my siblings and me. This quote is one I oft think about when it comes to service:
Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
For me, one of my favorite ways to serve is by providing meals for those in need. Whether it’s a meal for a new mom, for someone who is sick, or just because, I love being able to create a yummy meal or simple recipe for them. Whenever I’m making food, whether it’s for us, or someone else, I always try to involve Jack. It’s my hope that he’ll not only learn to love to cook but to have a desire to cook for others as well!
This last week, Jack helped me prepare BBQ Chicken Enchiladas. They are really easy to put together (as we try to keep most recipes on Clarks Condensed), and Jack could help with a lot of the different tasks. These are great for taking to people as well and can easily be frozen. Whenever we make casseroles for other people, I always put them in a disposable pan. That way, they don’t have to worry about getting it back to you!
In these BBQ chicken enchiladas, I used Tyson Any’tizers Honey BBQ chicken. It was much easier than trying to make my own BBQ chicken, and it was really yummy! I just cut up the chicken into small pieces (after I had microwaved them) and then sauteed them every so slightly with some onions and olive oil.
I had picked this up from the frozen section at Walmart last week, and I found out that Tyson has partnered with Champions for Kids for a program called “Summer of Giving.” Ending hunger is one of the large initiatives from the Tyson Family Foundation, and their project, KNOW Hunger, is designed to encourage people to understand just how many people are hungry in their community, and to encourage people to get involved to help end hunger. Through this campaign as well, Walmart has promised to feed 5 million kids this summer. I thought it was fitting that Jack was helping me make this meal for someone else who was in need, and we were using Tyson chicken!
I didn’t want to do just straight BBQ sauce on top, so I mixed about 1/4 cup of sweet BBQ sauce with 1 can of red enchilada sauce. A bit of a risky move, but it actually was really yummy. It had a little bit of spice from the enchilada sauce, but the BBQ sweetened it up a little bit. Super delicious!
I also thought it would be fun to make these little tags that you can print off and place on top of meals that you take to other people. It’s just a simple way of letting people know what’s in the dish, instructions for heating (if needed), and even where you found it just in case they want to make it again. Feel free to print this off!
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- 8 to rtillas, I used Artisan tortillas, which are a combination between flour and corn
- 1 small can red enchilada sauce
- 1/4 cup sweet BBQ sauce
- 10 Tyson Any'Tizers, Honey BBQ Flavored
- 1/4 diced red onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
- 1 - 2 cups Kraft Mexican Blend Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cook anytizers in the microwave until cooked. Cut into small pieces.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and saute onions. Add in chicken and rice and cook another minute or two.
- Place one tortilla in the cooking dish you will be baking the enchiladas in, and place a scoop of the chicken and rice mixture.
- Roll tortilla, and place snuggly in the pan.
- Repeat until all tortillas are used.
- Mix together the BBQ sauce and enchilada sauce. Pour evenly over the enchiladas.
- Sprinkle desired amount of cheese over the top of the enchiladas.
- Bake with tin foil on top for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove and cook for another 10 or so, or until cheese is melted.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.