These enchiladas are a celebration of the bold and zesty taste of enchilada sauce, combined with tender, shredded chicken and gooey melted cheese, all rolled up in soft tortillas. It’s a mouthwatering fusion of flavors and textures that captures the essence of Mexican comfort food. Join us as we uncover the art of crafting these Chicken Verde Enchiladas and explore the secrets to achieving the perfect balance of flavors. Whether served as a hearty weeknight dinner or the centerpiece of a festive fiesta, these enchiladas are a delightful way to savor the rich and diverse tastes of Mexican cooking.
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 tomatillos, outer leaves removed
2 serrano peppers
2 garlic cloves
1 small white onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
4 pre-cooked chicken breasts, shredded
12 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
2 cups sour cream
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
01Turn oven to broil. In a shallow roasting pan, combine olive oil, tomatillos, serrano pepper, and garlic. Place under broil for about 10 minutes, turning once to evenly roast tomatillos on all sides.
02In a food processor, combine roasted vegetables, onion, and cilantro leaves. Pulse until smooth consistency to make salsa verde.
03Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a shallow baking dish, pour 1/3 salsa verde in the bottom of the dish
04Microwave tortillas for about 30 seconds, until bendable. Place shredded chicken down the middle of tortilla and fold both sides over. Place stuffed tortillas seam side down in pan. Pour remaining salsa verde on top of the tortillas.
05Spoon cream evenly on top of salsa verde. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake in oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
06Optional toppings include cilantro, red onion, radish, and cotija cheese. Note: Don’t be afraid of the spice from Serrano peppers. Your salsa Verde should have a kick as the cream and cheese really tone down the heat in this classic enchilada recipe.