Chicken Enchilada With Homemade Green Sauce

Chicken Enchilada With Homemade Green Sauce Recipe Card
Chicken Enchilada With Homemade Green Sauce Recipe Card
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These Chicken Enchiladas make the best Mexican recipe ever! They’re stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese, topped with green enchilada sauce and baked.

Chicken Enchilada With Homemade Green Sauce

Chicken Enchilada With Homemade Green Sauce

Mike Gonzalez
Creamy, cheesy, and so very easy—these comforting chicken enchiladas are slathered in tangy green sauce and are everything you're craving
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • 9 tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • ½ medium white onion
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 yellow chile guero
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves loosely packed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 store-bought rotisserie chicken breasts skinned and shredded (to yield 1 1/2 cups)
  • ½ cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Put the tomatillos, onion, serrano, yellow chile and 3/4 cup water in a medium, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and boil until the tomatillos turn olive-green color, about 10 minutes. Transfer the tomatillos, onion and chiles to a blender. Add the garlic and cilantro and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the tortillas until golden but still pliable, about 10 seconds per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Put the tortillas on a work surface. Divide the shredded chicken evenly among the tortillas and roll up each like a cigar. Spread 1/3 cup sauce in a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Arrange the enchiladas, seam-side down, in one layer snugly inside the dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas.
  • Drizzle with the Mexican crema and sprinkle the cheese all over. Bake until the cheese melts and starts to brown in spots, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Did You Know

Enchiladas can be filled with various ingredients, including meats, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables or combinations. Sauces can also be used to cover enchiladas, including chili-based sauces, such as salsa roja, various moles, or cheese-based sauces, such as chile con queso.

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