Wallingford bloggers share the importance of family dinner and recipe for chicken enchiladas

Wallingford bloggers share the importance of family dinner and recipe for chicken enchiladas

Are you looking for the perfect meal to serve the next time you have a family dinner? My chicken chilada recipe is a family favorite!

Every Sunday when I was growing up, my family sat down at the dinner table together to enjoy a meal together. Family dinner was the only time we all wanted to be in the same place at the same time. When my husband and I got married, we promised to have family dinners together. Here’s why you should eat family dinner together at least once a week.

In our homes, we believe it is important to teach our children about togetherness. By taking the time to listen to each other without distraction from televisions or toys, we build strength in our family ties. As our children get older, we will live more interrupted lives, and the family dinner allows us to reconnect.

Family dinners are also the perfect place for parents to be role models for their children. Children learn by example and will pick up polite table manners and dinner etiquette. I remember learning to eat with my mouth closed and not leaving the table until everyone was ready for family dinners in my house.

My favorite childhood meals are the dishes my mom made for the whole family. Enchiladas is an easy recipe my mom taught me to cook and I am now teaching Annabelle how to cook. There are many varieties of Enchiladas, but Chicken Enchiladas are a family favorite.

How to Make Easy Chicken Enchiladas for Your Next Family Dinner


2 boned skinless chicken breast

1 packet Frontera Taco Skillet Sauce

Olive oil spray

1 can black beans (rinsed)

1 can kidney beans (rinsed)

1 pack of taco seasoning

1 can tomato sauce

2 bags grated cheese (mixture of cheddar and monterey jack OR Mexican mixture)

1 packet Enchiladasauce

5-7 large flour tortilla peels

Tin foil

Large glass frying pan


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a frying pan with olive oil spray. Add chicken breast and top with taco sauce. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for 15 minutes.

2. Grate the chicken in a bowl with two forks. Add a bag of mixed cheese, stir to combine, and set aside.

Combine beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning in a large bowl. Mix. Spread the beans on the bottom of a large glass dish.

4. Fill tortillas with chicken / cheese mixture. Roll the tortillas or fold the tortillas into a burrito.

5. Place the tortillas with the seam side down on top of the beans in the dish.

Top tortillas with Enchilada sauce and grated cheese. Cover the dish with tin foil.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove tin foil and bake for 4 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling.

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