Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chicken Verde Enchiladas

My husband loves Mexican. I have not made it for awhile. In honor of Cinco De Mayo I made authentic (as I could make) Enchiladas. These turned out better then I could imagine. The salsa was amazing. It tasted great with the fried enchiladas. I fried them first to prevent them from getting soggy. I served this with fresh avocados and slices of fresh jalapenos.

3 chicken breast, (Roasted 0n 350 with a little salt and pepper for about 40 min)
10 Jose Ole flour tortillas
1 Red onion, sliced thin
1 Pablano, sliced thin
1 Bell Peppers, sliced thin
1 cp. Cheddar and 1 cp. manchego

Salsa Verde:

12 Tomatotillas
1 yellow onion (quartered)
3 jalapenos (quartered and seeds removed)
3 TB. cilantro
2 TB olive oil
salt and pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1 cp chicken broth
2 TB lime juice

1. Roast the chicken in the oven on 350 with salt and pepper on both sides. Roast 40 min. While the chicken is roasting add 2 TB butter and add the onions and peppers. Saute on Med-High heat until carmalized around the edges. Add this to the shredded chicken and when cool add 1/2cp. of each cheese. This will be the mixture for inside the Enchiladas.
2. For the salsa: Preheat oven to 400. Put the tomatotillas , Onions, and jalapenos toss with 2 TB olive oil and salt and pepper. Throw in a baking dish and bake until brown about 45 min. Wrap the garlic in foil and put in the oven with the veggies. Leave the garlic in its casing.
3. When all of the veggies are done put it in the food processor. Remove the garlic pulp from the casing and cilanto add to the food processor. Pulse. Slowly add the chicken broth and lime juice while pulsing. Put in a bowl. The salsa is done until needed.
4. Add 2 tb. of veg. oil in a skillet. Put on medium- high heat. Dip one side of the flour tortilla in the Salsa Verde and the fill that side with a little chicken and cheese. Roll and put seam side down onto the hot skillet. Continue the same with the rest. When brown on that side turn and brown the other side. When done add to a greased 11x13 dish. When you finish with all enchiladas add about 1/2 the salsa on top of the Enchiladas. Top with the rest of the cheese.
5. Bake on 350 for 40 min. Until brown and bubbling.


  1. This looks great! It's definitely on my to-try list!

  2. This looks really good and very tasty...nice way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

  3. one of the reasons why I love cinco de mayo is, eating awesome mexican dishes such as chicken verde enchiladas! I'm now hungry just from looking at the photo.

  4. Great! I'll have to sub. the chicken with a meatless alternative but the rest of the recipe looks superb!

  5. It's almost dinner time and now, after seeing and reading about these, I want Mexican. Will give these a try. Thanks!

  6. Good idea to fry them first to maintain crispiness...Off the subject...I LOVE that picture of the two children on the beach...Sweetest pic that I have seen for a long time...

  7. Look really yummy. A must try :-)

  8. I wish I did not feel so intimidated with making Mexican food!!! I love it!!

  9. These look delicious! Anything with salsa verde is my favorite!

  10. You know you are going to have to come to my house and cook for me lol.

  11. Enchiladas are looking delicious


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