I look forward to Cinco de Mayo every year. It’s a time of fun, celebration, and great food to celebrate Mexico and its culture.
So what exactly is Cinco de Mayo?
It may come as a surprise, but Cinco de Mayo (5th of May in Spanish) is not celebrated very often in Mexico. Nor is it Mexico’s Independence Day. That is September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexico’s unexpected victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
At that time, Mexico was in debt to France. France, ruled by Napoleon III, decided to use Mexico’s financial weakness as an opportunity to establish an empire in Mexico called the Second Mexican Empire.
according to UCLA Center for Latino Health and Cultural Studies, Cinco de Mayo began to be celebrated when Mexican miners in California heard that Mexico had defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. They were “overjoyed at the news and spontaneously fired rifles and fireworks, sang patriotic songs, and made impromptu speeches.”
Author David Hayes Bautista writes: their value. “
That is how Cinco de Mayo began.
Why Cinco de Mayo Matters
Historian Justo Sierra writes:Political Evolution of MexicansHad Mexico not defeated France on May 5, 1862, France would have aided the Confederacy during the American Civil War. U.S. history today would probably look very different.
Also, since Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, no country in the Americas has been invaded again by European military power.
How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
This year’s Cinco de Mayo will invite family and friends to celebrate Mexico and its culture. We love to decorate with festive and beautiful Mexican colors. Playing Mexican music for your guests is one of my favorite ways to get everyone in a true festive mood. If you want some Mexican music for your next fiesta but don’t know where to get it, try Pandora. They have Mexican radio stations with different artists and music styles. And finally, this time at Cinco de Mayo, we’ll be serving lots of delicious Mexican-style dishes.
Food always takes center stage in my mind when I celebrate something. That’s what really brings people together. And Mexican food is something I can’t get enough of. Fresh flavors like coriander, lots of spices, and you can forget all about cheese!!!
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo and Mexican-American traditions, I decided to create these Mini Chicken & Poblano Enchilada Boats. For this recipe, head to your local Walmart and Old El Paso octopus boat Acts as a shell.
These Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats are extremely versatile and are the perfect vessel for everything from tacos to salads to even ice cream and desserts.
While traditional Mexican enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, these flour tortilla boats allow guests to pick one up and eat it like a taco. No forks needed. There’s no way you can just eat the corn tortilla version.
There are two kinds of people in this world right now. Some people like their enchiladas green, some people like them red. In my house, we are biased toward green. But if you’re inviting guests and you think some of them will enjoy a red enchilada boat instead, it’s easy to go half red and half green.
used Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce for this easy party recipe. Of course, you can always make your own.
For this recipe, simply take a rotisserie chicken, shred the meat and toss with sautéed garlic, poblano peppers, cheese and sour cream.
with a spoon Old El Paso Mini Taco Boat Served with enchilada sauce, shredded Mexican cheese, fresh diced tomatoes, chopped coriander and sour cream.simple and delicious!
If you’re serving these at your next fiesta, choose Mexican hot sauce for your guests who enjoy the heat.
Easy and delicious, these mini green chicken and poblano enchilada boats will be your next fiesta favourite.
Get the recipe!
Mini Green Chicken & Poblano Enchilada Boat
These simple and delicious Old El Paso Fiesta Enchilada Boats are the perfect appetizer for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. I used green enchilada sauce for this recipe, but you can easily use red if you prefer.
- 12 Old El Paso Taco Boat
- 2 10 oz canned enchilada sauce, green or red
- 2 cup split in half Made with Mexican Blend of Shredded Cheese, Monterey Jack, Asadero, Queso Quesadilla and Cheddar
- 1 big poblano peppers, about 1 cup chopped
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cup About 2 rotisserie breasts
- 1/2 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
- Four ounce Cream cheese
- sour cream or Mexican crema
- tomato, diced
- coriander, chopped
Assemble the enchilada boat
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease the baking sheet and place the boat on the baking sheet.
Sauté the chopped poblano peppers over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add garlic and sauté for a further 2 minutes. Season with salt, add butter and let it melt. stir.
Add shredded chicken, sour cream, cream cheese, and 1 cup shredded cheese to skillet. mix. The mixture should be thick and creamy. If it seems a little dry, add a little chicken broth or water to moisten it.
Place 1 tablespoon green enchilada sauce and then 2 tablespoons chicken poblano mix in the bottom of each boat. Add 1 tablespoon of green enchilada sauce. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese evenly over the boats (about a heaping tablespoon per boat).
Bake boats in oven for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is well melted and lightly toast along edges of boats.
To provide: Serve each enchilada boat with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and chopped cilantro.