Easy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

These inexperienced hen enchiladas are so easy to make. With salsa verde, hen, bitter cream, cheese, and cilantro, they’re a tasty, fast, and straightforward dinner. Jump to the Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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The way to Make the Best Salsa Verde Enchiladas

I really like enchiladas with crimson sauce, however my favourite solution to make hen enchiladas is with salsa verde. Salsa verde is a inexperienced salsa made out of tomatillos, garlic, onion, and peppers. It’s completely scrumptious. You can also make salsa verde your self (right here’s our easy recipe) otherwise you purchase it on the grocery retailer. I particularly love utilizing the Hatch model once I don’t have selfmade available. In case you’re within the temper for crimson hen enchiladas, use our homemade enchilada sauce as a substitute. Right here’s our recipe for red chili chicken enchiladas.

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What you’ll want:

These easy enchiladas are spicy, creamy, and tacky. Our recipe under serves 4, however you’ll be able to simply double and even triple it for a crowd. I do that when attending household potlucks on a regular basis. These are at all times successful.

  • Salsa verde which can also be referred to as tomatillo salsa. As I discussed above, you should purchase this on the retailer or make your individual.
  • Cooked and shredded hen. Retailer-bought rotisserie hen or leftover hen works completely. I additionally love making huge batches of shredded hen for dinners all through the week. Right here’s our recipe for tender shredded chicken if you wish to do the identical.
  • Garlic provides further taste and spice.
  • Bitter cream and shredded cheese. The bitter cream makes the inexperienced sauce for the enchiladas further creamy and the cheese melts within the oven.
  • Recent cilantro provides an additional pop of coloration and freshness.
  • Corn or flour tortillas. Corn are extra conventional, however flour works, too. We used flour tortillas within the video. Right here’s our recipe for corn tortillas in addition to our recipe for flour tortillas.

Making salsa verde enchilada sauce

This creamy inexperienced enchilada sauce couldn’t be easier. Right here’s the easy steps I comply with to make it:

Step 1: Heat garlic in somewhat oil and stir in salsa verde. The salsa already has garlic added, however I really like the additional spice from the additional garlic.

Step 2: Stir in bitter cream and contemporary cilantro to the salsa. It’s the bitter cream that makes the sauce so creamy.

Step 3: Stir in shredded hen and a handful of cheese. By including the hen to the nice and cozy sauce, it will get a head begin on warming up. The hen absorbs a lot taste. I may simply cease right here and eat the entire skillet!

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Bitter cream makes the inexperienced enchilada sauce creamy. The shredded hen absorbs a lot taste!

Step 4: Fill tortillas with the hen and sauce and roll up. So the sauce stays contained in the tortillas, place the enchiladas seam-side down right into a baking dish.

Step 5: Unfold the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and prime with cheese. I bake them within the oven till the cheese has melted and the sauce is sweet and bubbly.

Assembling the enchiladasAssembling the enchiladas
After spreading further sauce excessive of the enchiladas, I bake till the sauce is sizzling and bubbly.

One word concerning the tortillas

As I discussed above, you should utilize flour or corn tortillas to make these enchiladas. Corn are the extra conventional selection, however it relies on what you’ve available and the feel you’d like.

Flour tortillas soften within the oven, whereas corn tortillas will maintain up a bit higher. In case you use corn tortillas, search for thicker tortillas since they maintain up a bit higher than skinny.

You’ll need to melt the corn tortillas up a bit earlier than filling and rolling them. Frying them in somewhat oil softens them and enhances the corn taste of the tortillas.

Extra recipes utilizing salsa verde

Recipe up to date, initially posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we’ve got tweaked the recipe to be extra clear and added a fast recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Salsa Verde Chicken EnchiladasSalsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Salsa Verde Rooster Enchiladas

  • PREP 10mins
  • COOK 30mins
  • TOTAL 40mins

These inexperienced hen enchiladas with salsa verde, hen, bitter cream, cheese and cilantro are easy to make. Salsa verde is a inexperienced tomatillo salsa made with garlic, onion and peppers. You can also make it your self (see our homemade salsa verde recipe) or purchase it from the shop. There are some nice choices. Search for a salsa with medium warmth.

Makes 4 Servings

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You Will Want

1 teaspoon impartial flavored oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups (16 ounces) salsa verde, store-bought or strive our roasted salsa verde recipe

1/2 cup bitter cream

1/4 cup cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped, plus extra for serving

2 cups shredded cooked hen, see how we make shredded chicken

1 cup shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese mix

6 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas, see notes


  • Make Sauce
  • Warmth oil in a skillet over medium warmth then prepare dinner garlic till aromatic, about 1 minute. Stir within the salsa verde and prepare dinner till heated via, about 1 minute. Take away skillet from the warmth then stir within the bitter cream and cilantro. Style for seasoning, adjusting with salt, pepper or extra bitter cream if the sauce it too spicy. Put aside about 1 cup of the sauce for assembling the enchiladas.

Adam and Joanne’s Suggestions

  • Meatless Model: Swap the hen for greens akin to zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, onion, and winter squash. Add them to the creamy sauce cooked, however nonetheless with some crunch since they are going to proceed to prepare dinner within the oven.
  • Tortillas: Each flour and corn tortillas can be utilized. Flour tortillas soften way more than corn so it relies on what you’ve available and the ultimate outcome you’re on the lookout for. In case you use corn tortillas, search for thicker tortillas since they maintain up a bit higher than skinny. You’ll need to melt the corn tortillas up a bit earlier than filling and rolling them. Frying them in somewhat oil softens them and enhances the corn taste of the tortillas.
  • Make-ahead: Because the enchiladas sit, they take up increasingly more of the sauce, which might make them softer and somewhat soggy. I choose making these the day of and don’t advocate making them forward of time or freezing them. (That mentioned, I’ve been recognized to chow down on the leftovers the subsequent day with out grievance.)
  • Diet details: The vitamin details offered under are estimates. We have now used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Diet Per Serving: Energy 460 / Protein 33 g / Carbohydrate 31 g / Dietary Fiber 3 g / Complete Sugars 7 g / Complete Fats 23 g / Saturated Fats 11 g / Ldl cholesterol 113 mg

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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