Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Chicken Enchiladas Verde Recipe
This 1993 Recipe Hall of Fame recipe features corn tortillas filled with a cheesy chicken mixture and topped with a green chile sauce and  red pepper puree.


4 to 5 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Hours
Cook: 25 Minutes


8 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinned
2 quarts water
1 tablespoon ground red pepper
2 teaspoons salt, divided
23 fresh tomatillos, husks removed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 tablespoon water
10 corn tortillas
1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese


Bring first 3 ingredients and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Add tomatillos, and cook 5 more minutes. Remove chicken and tomatillos, reserving broth for Verde Sauce and Mexican Pinto Beans. Bone and shred chicken. Chop 7 tomatillos, reserving remaining tomatillos for Verde Sauce.

Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until tender. Add chopped tomatillos and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 5 minutes. Add chicken, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water in tortilla package. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute.

Dip each tortilla in Verde Sauce. Place about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish; top with remaining sauce, spreading to ends of tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese and feta cheese. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Bake, covered, at 425° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with Red Pepper Purée.

October 2000
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