Pomegranate Thai Chicken Enchiladas RecipeDecember 29, 2022
1-½ cups sweet Thai chili sauce
½ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp tomato paste
¾ cup pomegranate juice
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp fish sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
½ tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp pepper
1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded (about 1 pound)
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1 orange pepper, sliced thin
1-½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
8-10 flour tortillas
For serving: diced avocado, pomegranate arils, chopped cilantro, green onions, queso fresco
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
To make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sweet Thai chili sauce, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, peanut butter, tomato paste, pomegranate juice, rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In the meantime, in a medium bowl, add the shredded chicken, sliced bell pepper, cilantro, and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. When the sauce is cooled slightly pour in about ¾ cup or just enough to coat the chicken. Toss well to coat.
To assemble enchiladas, spoon a little of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla, tuck and roll, placing the tortilla seam side down into the baking dish. Pour and spread the remainder of the sauce over top of the enchiladas and top with remaining mozzarella.
Bake for 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove and top with diced avocado, pomegranate arils, cilantro, green onions, and queso fresco.
Make it ahead: Assemble enchiladas the day before (do not bake). Be sure enchiladas are room temperature, cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, bake per directions.
Pair with Brut Rosé .
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