Sometimes things just work

Ever have a couple ingredients you’ve been wanting to use, a fridge of leftovers, and a dinner to make?  Yup.  We’ve all been there, haphazardly throwing things together and hoping for the best.

Sometimes it flops, but other time, it works oh so well.  Luckily, Sunday night was the latter.


I had a hard time naming this recipe.  In fact, I didn’t measure ingredients or have much of a plan when I started.  Whenever I decide to make it again, I’ll be sure to update with real measurements.  Actually, I’ll also be doubling the recipe!

I know the pictures don’t do it justice, but if I had known it would be so tasty, I would have retrieved the better camera!


Kitchen Sink Enchilada Tacos  (serves 2-3)


  •  2 small/medium chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 8 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 4 or 5 chipotle peppers, diced
  • 1-2 tsp cumin
  • shredded cheese to your liking (I used about 3/4 cup lite Mexican blend)
  • 5 small wraps, TJ’s Reduced Carb tortillas are perfect


  1.  Bring a medium pot of water to boiling.  Add chunks of chicken and boil until thoroughly cooked, approximately 15 minutes.  You can do this while defrosting your spinach or chopping the vegetables.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium, and add onion.  Cook 3-4 minutes, and add jalapeno.  Continue cooking until vegetables soften.  Add the spinach, diced tomatoes, chipotle peppers and cumin.   Stir and let simmer on low or medium-low.
  3. Once chicken has cooked through, remove it from the pot and shred or cut it into small pieces.  Add the chicken to the veggie pan.
  4. Although I baked my wraps in a square Pyrex dish, I think these would be just as good simply wrapped as soft tacos.  They’re not saucy enough to justify baking, but I happen to think most things taste better out of the oven.  Don’t forget the cheese!

By the way, these were the two fun ingredients I wanted to use.  One is from TJ’s, and one isn’t.  Both are friggin’ amazing.  Yup, I think I’ll double this recipe next time I make it.


  • What was your last kitchen sink meal?


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10 Responses to Sometimes things just work

  1. Heather @fitncookies says:

    I love those TJ tortillas! I also love enchiladas and am gonna try these!

  2. Looking at those ingredients I can imagine it would be amazing!! Love when it all comes together like that!

  3. I swear that some of my best meals come together from just throwing random things in a bowl and calling it a meal. Then again… some of my worst meals come together that way too 😆 Glad this one worked out for you… it looks amazing!

  4. Ooh…looks good. I made a awesome kitchen soup chili on Sunday! I’ll be posting the recipe soon! Yum.
    I love cooking with those chipotle peppers – thy sure add a kick!
    btw, I’ve never boiled chicken before…..

    xoxo from Trinidad

  5. Kacy says:

    Looks fabulous! I’m really chincy about buying groceries so I rarely have enough of them to do a kitchen sink meal :/

    • Tiff says:

      I know what you mean. I got lucky with this one. Usually my kitchen/fridge is totally bare by Thursday evening even though I make a big trip every Sunday.

  6. Jessie says:

    Oh man, this dish looks awesome!! I’m sure, heck I know my husband would love these!!

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