The inspiration for this dish came from a chef I met while taking a cooking class in New York City at the Institute of Culinary Education in 2019. She is an excellent instructor, with great ability to juggle the varying levels of cooking skills among her students. Chef Marge Perry is the chef of inspiration. She is an award-winning columnist for numerous magazines and author of her cookbook titled Hero Dinners, Complete One-Pan Meals That Save The Day, co-authored with David Bonon. Her cookbook offers awesome recipes and cooking tips for complete meals using a skillet or sheet pan.
In her cookbook, there is a recipe for Green Chicken Enchilada 2.0. This was my start for the recipe I share below. For extra convenience, I use shredded chicken from a store-bought rotisserie chicken and most ingredients are pantry items. Everything cooks in one skillet in a very short amount of time making it a perfect week-night dinner. And super fun to share with friends on Friday as a kick-off to the weekend.