Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kraft Recipe Makers review Verde Chicken Enchilada's

I don't know about you, but this summer has been flying by!
Our days are so jammed packed that I am forgetting most of the rules that I tried to pass on to you on my Living Well on less series on how to save money on your groceries.

Failure to plan is planning to fail.
If I'm not planning dinner in the morning, I am usually scrambling to throw something together in the evening.
I like to fall back on meals that take little planning and about a half an hour to prepare.

Which is why I was super excited about finding the new Kraft Recipe Makers in my Safeway's meat department, right above the refrigerated meat cooler.

I had my boys with me at the grocery store and they settled on trying the Verde Chicken Enchilada's.
Their reasoning?
It had the least amount of vegetables.
My reasoning?
It took under a half an hour.


Within a few steps at my Safeway, I picked up all the ingredients I needed to make these chicken enchilada's.


The thing that took me the longest during prep was cooking the chicken so that I could shred it.
Had I planned accordingly {doh!} 
I would have made extra chicken in my crock pot the night prior when we had Taco Tuesday
I didn't, so I had to cook the chicken and then shred it.
It ended up adding only a few minutes to the prep time.

That said, that is one bonus to the Kraft Recipe makers.
Each of the seven varieties can be made three different ways:
 in the slow cooker, the skillet or the oven.
So, if you are planning ahead {unlike me} or making dinner at the last minute, there is a kit just for you!


The Kraft Recipe Makers comes with two cooking sauces pair that with your fresh ingredients and you can make one of three different recipes.
Recipes that were also included in our verde chicken enchiladas were verde nacho casserole and verde chicken chili.


The recipe is very easy to follow, you just add the tomatillo sauce on the bottom


warm 12 corn or flour tortillas in the microwave to soften them
{cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds}


Mix the creamy ranchero filling sauce with the shredded chicken


And spoon the chicken into the tortilla's.
That's it!


Once you squeeze all of your tortillas in your pan, cover with the tomatillo finishing sauce


and sprinkle with cheese


Bake your enchilada's in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

Don't they look delicious?!
They were.
Seriously!  
It was a hit for the whole family, which as you know, is a rarity for a family of five!


While the enchilada's were cooking, I made a tasty dessert with the leftover tortillas.
I melted about 2 tablespoons of butter and brushed them over the tortillas.


Then you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top and cook for about 10 minutes.
A tasty baked churro.


My favorite kind of meals are those that take less than five ingredients and take less than a half an hour.
Kraft Recipe Makers did both.
I will definitely be stocking the other seven varieties for those busy days when I want my family to have a home cooked meal, but I just don't have the time to think about all of the details.

What are some of your favorite go to recipes?
The ones you use when you are short on time.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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