"Enchiladas Verdes" or Green Enchiladas with Chicken

Enchiladas Verdes
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 enchiladas (4 servings)
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White cheese and chicken make these enchiladas verdes memorable as you take the first bite and taste the tangy green chile sauce and chewy corn tortillas. This green enchiladas recipe is always a crowd-pleaser and is sure to have your family asking for more.

What You'll Need

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups green chile sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups white shredded cheese (panela, jack, mozzarella, queso blanco)
  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • Warm oil
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled

How to Make It

  1. Toss together the chicken, chiles, cheese and 1 cup of the chile sauce.
  2. Dip a tortilla in the oil to soften in. Or you can brush each tortilla with oil and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 5 minutes to soften them.
  3. Lay a tortilla flat and fill with about 1/4 cup of filling down the center. Bring the edges over the filling to close it and then lay the tortilla seam-side down in a 9x13 baking dish. Repeat until all of the tortillas are filled.
  1. Pour remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the cotija. Bake for 20 minutes at 300 F.