Chicken Enchilada Pasta


This recipe was another recipe I got from Pinterest. I have made it four times. It is a family favorite. I love to share recipes I have tried with you guys that I think are delicious. This recipe originated from the blog, “Pearls, Handcuffs and Happy Hour.” What a cool name! The only thing I changed in her recipe, was I topped the adult bowls of pasta with chopped cilantro. Otherwise, simply click on the link above. You will not be disappointed. She came up with an amazing dish!


The best part, besides the incredible taste of this dish, is it only takes about thirty minutes start to finish to prepare. I use rotisserie chicken (so simple). That is my kind of dish!

Here are the following pictures of the quick process:


I used way too much olive oil! Use less than me!







Please let me know if you make this! Do you have any recipes from Pinterest that I must try out? Please share!

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Crockpot Shredded Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches


Sometimes Pinterest can bring about miraculous things. It brought me my Moroccan Chest. It has provided hours of entertainment. And countless delicious recipes.

This is one of them.

It is called Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue Sandwiches.

This is so easy. And just really good.


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use tenders)
12 ounces of barbecue sauce (a typical bottle is larger than this. I use the remainder to top the sandwiches with.)
1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Knorr Chicken Seasoning (this is not in the original recipe. I just like to add it.)
Package of rolls (I use Hawaiian rolls. The chicken is also good heated up and served over rice with chopped cilantro and barbecue sauce the next day for leftovers.)

Optional sides:

Cole slaw

Spray crockpot with nonstick spray. Place chicken in crockpot.


Combine ingredients in a Measuring glass. I use a fork.

Pour over chicken.


Cook on high for four hours.


Remove chicken from crockpot to a separate bowl. Shred chicken. Pour some of the cooking juices in until moist again.

Serve in rolls. I use Hawaiian Rolls. Top with barbecue sauce. And cole slaw (if you like that sort of thing).


I always make this salad. It is so easy to make. One package of pre-washed romaine lettuce or baby spinach with 1/3 cup crumbled feta and 1/3 cup italian dressing. Done!


I also serve mine with chips.

Now partake in your meal. No one needs to know how very easy it was to make.

Have you made anything from Pinterest? What has been your favorite?

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

Have you had this at Chili’s Bar & Grill?

When given a choice of any restaurant in town to eat dinner at, my children will always pick Chili’s. Their favorite thing there is the chicken enchilada soup. I wanted to learn how to make it. I found this wonderful recipe from Joy at Lindsey’s Luscious, on pinterest. Let me quickly say I love this lady’s blog. She is humorous and warm. Her love of cooking is infectious…

Anyhoo, the best part about this soup is, it is made in a crockpot. It does not get any easier than that!





I simply follow her instructions. Except:

I use diced rotisserie chicken.

I use eight tortillas, instead of six.

I also omit the cayenne pepper.

I use a stick blender before I add the chicken.

Serving with cilantro and tortilla chips is a must!

I buy the large block of velveeta. I use half and store the other half for another batch to make later. It is almost the same price as the smaller block. Plus, it stays fresh in the refrigerator for an ungodly amount of time.

My friend cannot use tomato based products in cooking for her family and makes this soup with green enchilada sauce instead of red. She says her and her family love it. I am anxious to try that as well.

The taste of this soup is indescribable, but I will try. It is creamy and spicy. The flavors tasting almost like a chicken enchilada, but with a cheesier smoother finish.


I love this recipe so much.

When I type in “chicken enchilada soup” into my Weight Watcher’s points plus system, it says a cup of chicken enchilada soup is six points! I very much hope that is true. Well, I am going with that and sticking to it.


This makes enough soup for my family to eat it two nights in a row. I am breaking down the total cost for my family’s pot of soup, excluding spices, because those are cheap. I add beans and corn when making this for my friends. That would add $2 to the total below. I do not add those ingredients when making the soup for my family:

1 rotisserie chicken $5
Enchilada sauce $2
Onion .50
Cilantro .33
1/4 bag of corn tortillas .40
Chicken stock $1.70
1/2 large block of velveeta $3
8 oz. tomato sauce .50
4 oz. shredded cheese $1
Sour cream .50
Tortilla chips $2

Total: $16.93


Enjoy! Please let me know if you make this! Thank you, Lindsey for a fantastic recipe!