Spicy Chicken Eggplant Enchilada Cups

By Marissa E | In My Yellow Cardigan
June 26, 2014
1 Comment


Author Notes: Inspired and adapted from Chicken Enchilada Cups recipe by Jessica from Lil Miss Bossy: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chicken-enchilada-cups/9cfa4741-dda0-4911-8da7-726d481a4345

Instead of using a sauce pack like the original recipe calls for I opted to use some plain tomato sauce alongside some cumin and smoked paprika. Taste just like enchilada sauce without the extra stuff. I didn’t quite want small enchilada cups so instead of using a cookie cutter for the tortillas I carefully stuffed them into my muffin tin. Minus two torn tortilla casualties (that were patched up with cheese) it still achieved the same effect.
Marissa E | In My Yellow Cardigan

Makes: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 small eggplants (diced)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Optional: pickled jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, green onions

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Using a 12 regular-size muffin cups pan spray number of holes you’ll be using with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Microwave tortillas on High 15 seconds to soften. Carefully place each in muffin cup. If tortillas happen to get a small tear, no worries as step four handles that!
  3. In saucepan, toss together chicken, eggplants, seasonings and cook over medium heat until all items are mixed together and sauce is well mixed into chicken. Be sure to taste test to adjust seasoning for taste.
  4. Sprinkle bottom of each tortilla cup with shredded cheese (put extra cheese in to plug any tears your tortilla might have had from step two) and then begin placing chicken and eggplant mixture into each cup. Top each with another teaspoon of cheese.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are crisped and browned around the edges.
  6. To serve, top each with preferred garnishes.

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Pegemcg August 22, 2014
These are great! Made them last night in a non-spicy version, limited by my husband's heat tolerance and the ingredients on hand. I used 1 T. cumin and instead of chili, pepper & adobo, used 1 T. Mexican seasoning. Made half flour & half corn tortillas for our daughter's gluten free need - equally good. My grandsons don't like eggplant but asked for more! Very easy to make. From our daughter: "Enchi-muffin is my preferred Enchi-format from here on out!" We will all definitely make these again.