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Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can or bottle (28 oz.) enchilada or taco sauce, divided
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus 2 tsp. sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3¾ cups shredded white and/or dark chicken meat
  • 12 six-inch corn tortillas
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded jack cheese
  • 2 radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 to 6 cups very thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook onion with olive oil, stirring often until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir in ¾ cup enchilada sauce, the pine nuts, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, and vinegar. Add chicken, then bring mixture to a boil, stirring. Remove from heat. Pour remaining sauce into a pie pan.
  3. 3. To make enchilada stacks, dip 1 tortilla in sauce in pie pan to coat. Place on an ovenproof dinner plate. Repeat with another tortilla on a second plate. Spread each tortilla evenly with a heaping ⅓ cup chicken mixture, then with ¼ cup cheese. Repeat layering with 8 more tortillas, dipping them in sauce, then adding chicken mixture and cheese to make 2 stacks of 5 layers. (You'll use all the chicken but not all the cheese.) Dip the last 2 tortillas in sauce, place each, curved side down, on stack, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. 4. Bake enchiladas until hot in the center and cheese bubbles on top, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. 5. Meanwhile, pour remaining sauce from the pie pan into a microwave-safe pitcher and cook in a microwave oven on full power until simmering, 1 to 2 minutes. To make the salad, stir together radishes, lime juice, and extra-virgin olive oil in a large bowl. Just before serving, stir in lettuce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. 6. Top each enchilada with a small mound of salad and cut in thirds or quarters to serve.

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