Start Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration With Enchiladas

cinco de mayo

With Cinco de Mayo coming up next week, we bring you some recipes for enchiladas – simple to make and oh, so good to eat. Next week, a list of spots having specials for that holiday.

Supreme chicken enchilada

From KraftHeinz:

Makes 6 servings


8 oz. cream cheese spread

3 tbsp. milk, divided

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp. oil

1 cup each: green peppers, onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 ½ cups chopped, cooked chicken

1 ½ cups Mexican style shredded four cheese, divided

2 cans (10 oz. each) red enchilada sauce, divided

12 corn tortillas, 6-inch, warmed


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cream cheese, 2 tbsp. milk and garlic powder until blended. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add peppers, onions, garlic, cook 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in chicken, ¾ cup each of cream cheese mixture and shredded cheese and ¼ cup enchilada sauce.

Dip 1 tortilla in remaining enchilada sauce, shake off excess sauce. Spoon ¼ cup chicken mixture down center, roll up. Place seam side down, in 13-by-9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Cover with remaining sauce.

Bake 20 minutes. Top with remaining shredded cheese, bake another 5 minutes. Mix remaining cream cheese mixture and milk, spoon over enchiladas.

Note: These can be assembled and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead of time. To serve, bake enchiladas uncovered as directed. Increase baking time if needed until enchiladas are heated through.

Perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Plus, even more recent openings for takeout in the county:

  • Kapow!, Mizner Park, 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/347-7322; Opening for takeout on May 4, featured as one of the Socially Distanced Supper Club’s flash restaurants on May 6.
  • Farmer’s Table, 951 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 561/691-3456; The Boca Raton location has been open, and now its sister location has joined the curbside pick-up list. 
  • Shiitake Asian Bistro, 4900 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/865-5538;

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