Simple Salsa Verde Hen Enchiladas

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

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Make the Best Salsa Verde Enchiladas

I like enchiladas with pink sauce, however my favourite strategy to make rooster 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 simple recipe) otherwise you purchase it on the grocery retailer. I particularly love utilizing the Hatch model after I don’t have selfmade readily available. Should you’re within the temper for pink rooster enchiladas, use our selfmade enchilada sauce as an alternative. Right here’s our recipe for pink chili rooster enchiladas.

Creamy green enchiladas

What you’ll want:

These easy enchiladas are spicy, creamy, and tacky. Our recipe beneath 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 all the time 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 personal.
  • Cooked and shredded rooster. Retailer-bought rotisserie rooster or leftover rooster works completely. I additionally love making large batches of shredded rooster for dinners all through the week. Right here’s our recipe for tender shredded rooster if you wish to do the identical.
  • Garlic provides additional taste and spice.
  • Bitter cream and shredded cheese. The bitter cream makes the inexperienced sauce for the enchiladas additional creamy and the cheese melts within the oven.
  • Contemporary cilantro provides an additional pop of shade 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 straightforward steps I observe to make it:

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

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

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

Creamy green enchilada sauce with chicken and cheese
Bitter cream makes the inexperienced enchilada sauce creamy. The shredded rooster absorbs a lot taste!

Step 4: Fill tortillas with the rooster 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 high with cheese. I bake them within the oven till the cheese has melted and the sauce is good and bubbly.

Assembling the enchiladas
After spreading additional sauce excessive of the enchiladas, I bake till the sauce is scorching and bubbly.

One be aware concerning the tortillas

As I discussed above, you need to use flour or corn tortillas to make these enchiladas. Corn are the extra conventional selection, however it is dependent upon what you might have readily available and the feel you’d like.

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

You will want 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 tweaked the recipe to be extra clear and added a fast recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Salsa Verde Hen Enchiladas

  • PREP
  • COOK

These inexperienced rooster enchiladas with salsa verde, rooster, 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 selfmade 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 rooster, see how we make shredded rooster

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 cook dinner garlic till aromatic, about 1 minute. Stir within the salsa verde and cook dinner till heated by way of, 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 rooster for greens reminiscent of 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 cook dinner within the oven.
  • Tortillas: Each flour and corn tortillas can be utilized. Flour tortillas soften rather more than corn so it is dependent upon what you might have readily available and the ultimate end result you might be in search of. Should you use corn tortillas, search for thicker tortillas since they maintain up a bit higher than skinny. You will want 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 of the sauce, which may make them softer and somewhat soggy. I choose making these the day of and don’t suggest making them forward of time or freezing them. (That mentioned, I’ve been recognized to chow down on the leftovers the following day with out criticism.)
  • Diet info: The vitamin info offered beneath are estimates. We’ve 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

Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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