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Cooking homemade meals for my family has always been important to me.  I love the way home cooked meals taste, and appreciate that I can control the ingredients that go into the meals, so I can make them more nutritious.  The caveat to that is homemade meals tend to be more time consuming, which can be a challenge for any family!

I am a working mom, with two little kids, so I know how hard making dinner after work can be.  I have learned a few tips to help me create home-cooked meals, in a short amount of time and effort, so that I can spend more time with my family, without sacrificing the quality of our meals.

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This week, I was craving chicken enchiladas, so I decided to make them easy! There were a few steps I took to create tasty and satisfying enchiladas with only 7 minutes of hands-on cooking, and 30 minutes in the oven.  Here’s what I did (full recipe below):

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  • I made the chicken enchiladas into individual enchilada foil packets.  This makes clean-up a breeze and is super convenient!

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  • I picked up Tyson® Individually Frozen Thin Sliced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts from Walmart, because they can be used frozen!  They are thin-sliced, so I don’t have to waste any time thawing.  Each chicken breast has 21 grams of protein, and they have freshness sealed in.  For convenience, they are individually frozen, so I can choose how many servings I want to cook at one time.  Tyson’s chickens are from the USA, are all natural and the chickens are raised with no added hormones or steroids.

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  • I used red chile powder to create a delicious and authentic enchilada sauce from scratch in only 5 minutes.

This is such a warm and comforting meal, and is mild enough for most children and picky eaters.  I love that it is so simple to make, yet tastes like you put a great deal of effort and time into the meal!

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  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tyson® Individually Frozen Thin Sliced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Desired toppings (sour cream, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add in garlic and saute for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add in red chili, stirring well, then slowly pour in chicken broth, whisking constantly. Once broth is fully incorporated, add in tomato paste, stir well and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Layer two sheets of foil, and place a thin chicken breast in the center. Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce on top, and wrap sides of foil around the chicken to completely cover it. Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.
  4. Remove cooked chicken from the oven, and shred with two forks. Layer a fourth of the chicken onto a corn tortilla, and top with shredded cheese and other desired toppings. Repeat for remaining tortillas.

 I recently moved to a new city, and have a Walmart only a couple blocks from me! They have a wonderful produce section, and I am able to pick up all of my groceries and household supplies for a great deal.  I grabbed all of the ingredients for this dish from Walmart!


What are your favorite quick dinner chicken recipes?  Share them in the comments below!

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2 Responses to (Ad) Enchilada Foil Packets

  1. This dish looks and sounds amazing! I’m definitely adding this to my dinner rotation to see what my family thinks. (client)

  2. Susan says:

    Looks delicious, Andrea. I’m always looking for easy to make recipes for a busy weekday dinner.

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