Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas Verdes

Traditional Mexican green chicken enchiladas, made lighter!

Yields: 5 servings (3 enchiladas each)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ – 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, halved and divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 18 white corn tortillas
  • 3 cups salsa verde, jarred or homemade
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • Plain Greek Yogurt, optional to serve
  • cilantro, optional garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a stock pot along with 1⁄2 an onion and salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from the water and let cool slightly. Shred chicken with two forks and set aside.
  4. Mince the remaining onion and add to the shredded chicken.
  5. In batches place 6 tortillas on a microwave safe dish and microwave 40 to 50 seconds to make them pliable so they don’t crack. Keep them covered with a dish cloth to stay warm, then working one by one dip each warm tortilla in green salsa. Scoop two rounded tablespoons into each tortilla and roll tightly and place in a large casserole dish, seam side down, in a single layer. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken.
  6. Drench entire pan of enchiladas with 1 cup sauce and sprinkle with crumbled cheese.
  7. Bake, covered in oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with plain greek yogurt or additional queso fresco, if desired.