Cheap Green, Honey Enchiladas

During my last year at Cal Poly, I lived within walking distance from Smart & Final. My roommate and I would meet our 10,000 steps daily goal by walking there at night and lugging our groceries back home. During one of our late-night grocery store runs, we discovered that any rotisserie chickens that didn’t sell before 9 PM were discounted to $1. This finding led to a nightly sprint to Smart & Final, hoping we’d be able to have a cheap dinner.

I think we might have told too many people about this deal because one night, there was a mob of students walking towards the chickens at 9 PM. And… I may or may not have jumped over a gate to beat them to the deli section. I think the store manager saw me do that because, after that night, the price increased to $4. Still a bargain!

After moving to Texas, I noticed our little grocery store in San Luis Obispo wasn’t the only place that had a similar late-night deal. I know grocery shopping at 9 PM may not work for everyone, but if you’re willing to push back your trip to the store, you can save some money and time on your weekly meal prep. Not to mention, you don’t have to deal with other customers in the store! Other stores like Walmart sell day-old chickens in their grab and go section.

This week I’m using my rotisserie chicken to make green chile enchiladas. I add some sweetness (and extra nutrients) to this dish by topping it with fruit salsa.

Use the rest of the chicken for chicken salad sandwiches the next day!

Rotisserie Chicken Green, Honey Enchiladas

Servings: 4 | Prep Time: 8 Minutes | Total Time: 23 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning (I use Kirkland brand)
  • 1 large can green enchilada sauce
  • 12 corn tortillas (flour tortillas work too)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Shred chicken. Mix chicken, honey, and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning together. Depending on if your chicken was seasoned or not you may need extra taco seasoning. Add the extra 1/2 tablespoon if you feel it needs more seasoning.
  3. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of a large casserole dish.
  4. Wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds. Fill tortillas with chicken and a sprinkle of cheese. Roll the tortilla and place in the casserole dish. Once all of the tortillas are rolled, cover with the rest of the enchilada sauce and cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

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Grocery List

All items were purchase at Walmart Grocery Store in St. Robert, MO. All Prices listed were reported on 6/9/2020.

Grocery Store Bill:

  • 28 oz Can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce = $2.98
  • 8 oz Shredded Fiesta Blend Cheese = $1.98
  • 30 Ct Yellow Corn Tortilla = $1.77
  • 1 oz Original Taco Seasoning Mix = $0.44
  • 12 oz Clover Honey = $3.18
  • 3 lb Rotisserie Chicken = $3.35

Total Bill = $13.35

Price of Ingredients Used:

  • 4 cups Shredded Chicken = $2
  • 2 Tbs honey = $0.50
  • 1 Tbs taco seasoning = $0.44
  • 1 Can Enchilada Sauce = $2.98
  • 12 Corn Tortillas = $0.88
  • 2 Cups Cheese = $1.98

Cost for Full Recipe = $8.78

Price Per Serving = $1.45

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