Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

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Oh man… I am so excited to share this recipe with you, it’s my new fall favorite and guaranteed to score you some high fives from the fam bam!  I’ve added pumpkin purée to as many sweet recipes that you could imagine, but this was my first time with a savory dish. To my surprise, these chicken enchiladas with pumpkin sauce are my best pumpkin inspired dish so far! I seriously couldn’t wait to devour these amazing mini burritos the next day, and I wasn’t in the mood for sharing!

Enchiladas have been one of my go to meals to make for a crowd while on a budget. This worked especially well during those penny pinching college days. I used to just grab a whole roasted chicken, canned red enchilada sauce, flour tortillas and Mexican blend cheese and called it good. I’d call my hungry study buddy’s over for a mini feast and we were fueled up for the long cram sessions ahead. Enchiladas are so simple and filling, but I really wanted to make the enchilada sauce from scratch. Instead of the traditional red or green chili sauce, even though it may sound strange, I thought a pumpkin sauce may be a nice way to switch up. Oh yes, it was divine and I’ll tell you why…… 

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