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Chicken Enchiladas, Homemade Refried Beans and Mexican Corn Crema

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I was craving enchiladas so chicken was the obvious choice. My mother always made the best chicken enchiladas, but  I didn't use her recipe.  I just made this up on the fly. I cheated a bit and used a prepared sauce, but everything else was all me baby!

First up I cooked some pinto beans simply with some bay leaves. I held it in the fridge until ready to refry.

I choose thighs to keep the meat juicy and flavorful.  I pan fried them till almost done with some green chilies.

Once it was almost cooked, but not quite as it would still cook a bit when rolled up with cheese.

I sliced the thighs pretty thin to somewhat resemble pulled chicken.  I then chopped up the chilies and some scallions and I mixed it all together.

I dipped the corn tortillas into the sauce to make them pliable and add some moisture, then rolled up the filling and arranged them in a casserole dish.

I poured the rest of the sauce over and then sprinkled a nice layer of shredded cheese.

Popped into the oven to heat …