Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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These hen enchiladas Verdes are tacky, scrumptious, and an enormous hit with everybody in my household. Additionally they freeze nicely so I could make a double batch and simply get two meals with half the work. This Mexican meals dish might turn into a staple in your meal plan!

Hen Enchiladas Verdes

So what are enchiladas verdes? As a substitute of utilizing the standard enchilada sauce made with tomatoes and spices, we’re utilizing one made with inexperienced tomatillos. It’s much like inexperienced enchilada sauce, but it surely’s chunkier as a substitute of blended. In case you’re in a rush you may at all times use a wholesome jarred salsa, however I like my home made roasted salsa verde recipe.

It’s straightforward sufficient to regulate the spice by selecting the peppers you need. For a spicier roasted salsa go for extra jalapeno and serrano peppers. If you’d like a milder model (particularly for the youngsters!), then go for bell peppers and poblanos. I’ve had a tougher time discovering delicate salsa verde on the retailer, particularly one which isn’t stuffed with junky components, so making it’s an effective way to regulate the spice stage.

Hen Enchiladas Recipe

The great factor about this recipe is it could actually deplete that leftover rotisserie hen. In case you don’t need to prepare dinner an entire hen, then hen breasts are a quicker possibility. Hen thigh meat can be good should you’re a darkish meat particular person. And if you wish to stretch your meat (have you ever seen costs recently?!), then add some pinto or black beans into the combination.

That’s a Wrap

I selected corn tortillas right here as a result of they’re gluten-free. They could be a little trickier to work with than flour tortillas, however I discover they actually add to the flavour of the dish. Generally enchiladas get soggy, however there’s a simple trick to assist stop that. Cooking the tortilla for a bit first helps it not get too soggy when it’s coated within the sauce.

Brisker Is Higher

Whereas I’m all for fast and simple recipes, that doesn’t imply I’ve to depend on premade, jarred meals to make it. Tomatillo salsa made with recent tomatillos, garlic cloves, recent veggies, and a squeeze of lime juice tastes so a lot better in my view. Roasting the peppers actually helps develop the sugars in them for superb taste. You would puree the salsa verde if desired, however I want to depart it as is.

What Form of Cheese Goes on Enchiladas Verdes?

There are a number of completely different cheese choices that can work right here. Something that’s delicate and never too overpowering makes an amazing enchilada topping. One thing like blue cheese is means too robust for enchiladas, despite the fact that it makes an amazing topping for a salad. Monterey jack, delicate cheddar, and pepper jack are good choices.

Making Enchiladas Verdes

A phrase of warning right here: fingers will get messy making these. It’s okay although, we’re washable. This recipe is a enjoyable one for the youngsters to assist with since even little ones may help put within the filling and sprinkle the cheese on prime. I’m an enormous advocate for educating youngsters how you can prepare dinner so that they know how you can make their very own wholesome meals. It’s possible you’ll know that my son even co-authored a cookbook, Chef Junior, with a few of his mates.

These enchiladas are straightforward to customise along with your favourite toppings. Sprinkle on some tomatoes, chives, avocados, or no matter your loved ones prefers.

Chicken enchiladas verdes

Hen Enchiladas Verdes

Katie Wells

A heat, filling and tacky hen enchilada recipe that makes use of verde salsa as a substitute of a crimson enchilada sauce.

Prep Time 30 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Course Principal

Delicacies Mexican


Enchiladas Filling

  • In a medium sized bowl, stir collectively the cooked shredded hen, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, the onion, 1/2 cup of the bitter cream, salt, cumin, and garlic powder.

Assemble the Enchiladas

  • In a small saucepan warmth the salsa till warmed, however not too scorching. It is best to make enchiladas along with your fingers and you do not need to burn them.

  • Switch the warmed salsa to a large bowl or baking dish.

  • In a frying pan, warmth a tortilla over medium warmth. When the tortilla is heat and pliable, place it within the warmed salsa.

  • Place one other tortilla within the skillet to heat when you work on the filling for the primary one.

  • Flip the primary tortilla over and take away it to a reducing board, scraping it calmly alongside the sting of the bowl to take away extra sauce.

  • Unfold 1/4 cup of the enchilada filling down the center of the tortilla, roll, and place in a 9×13 baking dish, seam facet down.

  • Repeat steps 4-7 till all the remaining tortillas or filling are used.

Make the Enchilada Sauce

  • Whisk collectively the remaining salsa and bitter cream and pour it over the completed enchiladas, then prime with the remaining cheese.

  • Bake in a 375 diploma oven for 10-Quarter-hour or till the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated by.

  • Garnish with diced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, avocado, chiles, recent cilantro, cotija cheese, and so forth. if desired.


  • You need to use Monterey jack cheese mix, pepper jack cheese, or perhaps a delicate cheddar for these. 
  • These freeze very well, so make a double batch and have a freezer meal able to go. 

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