The chicken filling for these Red Hot Enchiladas takes less than one minute: You just place chicken thighs in a slow cooker, season with salt and pepper, dump in a jar of salsa and cook on low for 4 hours. Take a couple of minutes when the chicken is done to assemble six enchiladas, and before you know it, a bubbly, spicy, one-dish meal is ready to go to the table.
Less time in the kitchen and easy cleanup? Sounds romantic to me.
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- 9×13” glass or ceramic baking dish or casserole
- 1.5-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- salt and pepper
- 15 ounce jar of salsa
- oil to coat baking dish (I used spray olive oil)
- 6 grain-free tortillas (I used Siete)
- 1 cup soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free red enchilada sauce (I used Siete)
- 1 can black beans
- 1 cup dairy-free, soy-free "cheese" shreds (I used Violife Just Like Cheddar and Just Like Mozzarella)
- chopped cilantro
- chopped avocado
- Place the chicken thighs into your slow cooker's ceramic insert, then season with salt and pepper.
- Add jar of salsa to slow cooker. Stir so that chicken thighs are coated in salsa, then secure lid and set to "low" for 4 hours.
- When chicken is done cooking, shred it with two forks.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray baking dish with soy-free oil.
- Place a tortilla on your work surface, spoon about a teaspoon of enchilada sauce on top and spread it evenly.
- Top with about 1 tbsp of black beans, spread evenly.
- Add about 1/2 cup of shredded chicken in a line down the center of the tortilla.
- Sprinkle with soy-free, dairy-free "cheese" shreds.
- Fold the sides of the tortilla up and around the filling, then place seam-side down in your casserole dish.
- Continue this process with remaining 5 tortillas.
- Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas and spread out until tortillas are covered.
- Sprinkle the tops with remaining "cheese" shreds.
- Place in oven for 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and enchilada sauce is bubbly at the edges.
- Remove from oven, garnish with chopped cilantro and avocado, and serve.