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Chicken Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Enchiladas Verdes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eagileau

Makes 1 serving



from Whole Living (does not include tortillas)

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

24 oz Quarter Chicken Breast Skinless
1/2 medium white onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 cups cilantro
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos
1 pepper jalapeno chile
1 pepper poblano chile
2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream, thinned with 2 tablespoons water

Recipe Directions for Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

  1. Place chicken, 1/2 of the onion, the garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover by at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, 18 to 22 minutes. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid; set aside.

  2. Let chicken cool on a plate. When cool enough to handle, shred (discard bones). Coarsely chop 1/2 cup cilantro, and toss with chicken.

  3. Preheat broiler, with the rack about 6 inches from heat source. Broil tomatillos and chiles on a rimmed baking sheet, rotating them as they blacken, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool. Remove the blackened skins, stems, ribs, and seeds (optional) from chiles. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.

  4. Coarsely puree tomatillos and chile flesh in a blender with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 1/2 cups cilantro, and reserved 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Transfer salsa to a large bowl.

  5. Using tongs, toast tortillas over an open flame of a gas stove, 5 to 10 seconds per side. (Or heat the tortillas in a skillet over high heat.)

  6. Dip 1 tortilla into salsa to coat lightly. Place 1/3 cup chicken on half of tortilla. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese on top, and roll up. Place it seam side down in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Repeat to make more enchiladas, lining them up snugly in dish. Spoon remaining salsa on top, and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.

  7. Slice remaining onion, and scatter over top; drizzle with sour cream.

Categories

Main Dish, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1626.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
1895
Calories from Fat
783
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
87.0g
134%
Saturated Fat
37.8g
189%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
825mg
275%
Sodium
3732mg
156%
Potassium
2331mg
67%
Total Carbohydrates
53.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
15.4g
62%
Sugars
30.7g
Protein
234.3g
Vitamin A 93% Vitamin C 158%
Calcium 75% Iron 53%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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