Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas) With Chicken

Enchiladas verde with chicken

​The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
557 Calories
16g Fat
76g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 557
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 3062mg 133%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 27%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 55mg 277%
Calcium 321mg 25%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1077mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken

  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles

  • 1 1/2 cups white shredded cheese (e.g., panela, mozzarella, or queso blanco)

  • 3 cups green chile sauce

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • Cooking oil (e.g., vegetable or canola oil)

  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for enchiladas verde with chicken
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  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Toss together chicken, chiles, cheese, and 1 cup of chile sauce.

    Chicken and chiles mixed in a bowl
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  3. Dip a tortilla in the oil to soften in or brush each tortilla with oil

    Tortillas and oil
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  4. Bake for 5 minutes to soften. Remove from oven and lower temperature to 350 F.

    Tortillas on a baking sheet
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  5. Lay a tortilla flat and fill with about 1/4 cup of filling down the center.

    Tortilla with chicken chile filling
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  6. Bring edges over filling to close it.

    Folding the enchilada
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  7. Lay tortilla seam-side down in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Repeat until all of the tortillas are filled.

    Tortillas in a banking dish
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  8. Pour remaining sauce over top and sprinkle with cotija.

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  9. Bake for 20 minutes.

    Baked enchiladas
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