Enchiladas Verdes

Verde chicken enchiladas
The Spruce
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 9
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A must-have Mexican recipe to include in your dinner rotation, this enchilada dish couldn't be easier. Using simple chicken breast, queso fresco, and store-bought salsa makes this dish a quick and satisfying dinner to whip up any night of the week.

What You'll Need

  • 1-2 cooked chicken breasts (shredded)
  • 1/2 onion (minced)
  • 3 cups green salsa (store-bought or homemade)
  • 18 white corn tortillas
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • Optional: 1/2 cup sour cream (for garnish)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup  cilantro, (chopped, for garnish)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Combine the chicken with the chopped onion.

  3. Pour the salsa in a large wide bowl for easy access.

  4. In batches place 6 tortillas on a microwave safe dish and microwave 30 - 40 seconds to soften and warm. Keep the tortillas warm with a covered cloth.

  5. Once the tortillas are all cooked through, dip each into the green sauce to wet completely. Scoop two rounded tablespoons of the chicken and onion mixture into each tortilla, wrap and close. Place each into a casserole dish, seam side down, in a single layer. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken, stacking the rolled tortillas on top of each other in the casserole dish.

  1. Pour about 1 cup of the green sauce over the tortillas and top with crumbled queso fresco.

  2. Cover and bake for 25-30 minutes. You can remove the cover at the end to brown the cheese a bit. Serve with sour cream, chopped cilantro and more queso fresco, if you like.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 512
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Sodium 226 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 42 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)