Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas) With Chicken

Enchiladas verde with chicken

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings

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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for enchiladas verde with chicken
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  2. Toss together the chicken, chiles, cheese, and 1 cup of the chile sauce.

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

    Tortillas and oil
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  4. Bake in a 400 F oven for 5 minutes to soften them.

    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 the edges over the filling to close it.

    Folding the enchilada
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  7. Lay the 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 the top and sprinkle with the cotija.

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  9. Bake for 20 minutes at 300 F.

    Baked enchiladas
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

    Baked enchiladas
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