What kind of tortillas to use for Enchiladas
When it comes to making the perfect enchiladas, what kind of tortilla you use is a personal preference.
Traditionally, corn tortillas are used in enchiladas, but flour tortillas will work just as well.
In the picture, I used flour tortillas just because that is what my family prefers.
We recommend using a 7-8″ tortilla for enchiladas because they seem to work best in a pan (we usually make about 8 enchiladas so that it fills an entire 9×13″ pan).
If you do use a corn tortilla, it helps to place them in the microwave for a few seconds before trying to roll them into enchiladas so that they are more pliable and won’t rip as easily.
Can you freeze enchiladas?
I love to double this chicken enchiladas recipe and make two pans of enchiladas – one for dinner tonight and one to pop in the freezer for another night that’s busy.
I will make these enchiladas in 2 separate 9×13″ pans and bake one for dinner, then wrap the other pan (I usually make one pan in a disposable aluminum pan) in aluminum foil and toss it in the freezer.
The chicken enchiladas will last for about 30 days in your freezer, so you can pull them out on a busy night and dinner is done!
Depending on how well you package them, you could probably keep them in your freezer for up to three months. However, we stay pretty busy so we usually use them within the month.
You could also freeze the chicken filling and then pull it out another day to easily assemble enchiladas.
Can you cook frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker?
To be honest, almost every slow cooker chicken recipe that I make uses frozen chicken breasts.
Some people will say that it’s not safe, but I honestly have never had a problem.
I would recommend maybe adding a little bit of time to the cooking time, but it just depends on how quickly and how hot your slow cooker cooks food.
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