Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with some tips from Simply Ingrid and Coke Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. Do you and your family do something special on this day?

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

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Food Network celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffman and Coca Cola have some great recipes and crafty tips to share with you.

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Coca Cola has some crafty ideas for getting your fiesta started!

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Every fab fiesta needs food right… so I’m going to attempt to make delicious Enchiladas Suizas. 

Recipe for Enchiladas Suizas

Makes 4 to 6 servings 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed of excess fat, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed under a knife and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon Delicioso Adobo Seasoning
  •  6 medium tomatillos (about 12 ounces), husked, rinsed, and quartered
  • ½ medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) 2% milk reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded 

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1. Place the chicken, water, 2 of the garlic cloves, and the adobo to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer until the chicken is opaque when pierced in the thickest part with the tip of a knife, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Strain the cooking liquid into a heatproof bowl and reserve. Let the chicken cool. Using two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.

2. Puree the tomatillos, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and the remaining garlic clove with ¼ cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream and Parmesan. Pour into a wide, shallow dish or bowl.

3. Wrap the tortillas in moistened paper towels. Microwave on high (100%) until the tortillas are pliable, about 15 seconds.

4. Position the broiler rack 6 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Spray a 9 × 13-inch flameproof baking dish with cooking spray. Dip each tortilla in the sauce. Transfer to a plate. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken on the tortilla and roll it up. Place, seam side down, in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

5. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately.

Enchiladas Suizas from Ingrid’s new book “Latin D’Lite”

If you’re looking for some ideas and recipes for Cinco De mayo check out COKE FIESTA

*I was paid for this post via the ROLE MOMMY WRITERS NETWORK. All opinions are my own. *

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