President Nixon Enchiladas with Chicken

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"Kinda a flauta rather than enchilada Are deep fried"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (845 g)
  • Calories 687.9
  • Total Fat - 32.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 599.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1099 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.8 g
  • Sugars - 15.1 g
  • Protein - 38.8 g
  • Calcium - 225.6 mg
  • Iron - 7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 73.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in saucepan.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Simmer 20 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Combine chicken, raisins, olives in a bowl

Step 5

Mix well.

Step 6

Warm tortillas in microwave 30 seconds, until pliable

Step 7

Dip tortillas in beaten egg.

Step 8

Place about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture in center of each tortilla.

Step 9

Roll up and fasten with toothpick.

Step 10

Deep Fry flautas for 3 minutes.

Step 11

Drain on paper towels.

Step 12

Place on a plate.

Step 13

Cover with tomato mixture.

Step 14

Garnish with chopped lettuce, slivered radishes, chopped sweet onion and peeled, sliced avocado


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting tomatoes, choose ones that are ripe and firm to the touch.
  • To save time, use pre-cooked chicken breast or rotisserie chicken.

  • Instead of chicken breast, use ground turkey for a leaner option. The benefit of this substitution is that it is lower in fat, which makes it a healthier option.
  • Instead of raisins, use dried cranberries for a tart flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a tart flavor to the dish, which balances out the richness of the other ingredients.

Vegetarian Enchiladas Replace the cooked chicken breast with 8 ounces of cooked black beans. Omit the eggs from the filling and warm the tortillas in the oven instead of the microwave.

Mexican Street Corn Salad - The perfect side dish to the President Nixon Enchiladas with Chicken. This salad is a combination of sweet corn, creamy mayonnaise, salty Cotija cheese, and a kick of chili powder, making it the perfect accompaniment to the enchiladas.

Mexican Rice: This fluffy and flavorful rice is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Street Corn Salad and President Nixon Enchiladas with Chicken. It adds a delicious texture to the meal and a burst of flavor to the plate.


Q: How long do I need to simmer the tomato mixture?

A: Simmer the tomato mixture for 20 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Q: How much sugar should I add to the tomato mixture?

A: Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the tomato mixture for a hint of sweetness.

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Fun facts:

The recipe for President Nixon Enchiladas with Chicken was inspired by the dish served to President Nixon during his visit to Mexico in 1970.

The recipe is a variation of the traditional flautas, which were popularized by the Mexican actress and singer María Félix in the 1940s.