Chicken Verde Enchiladas

Photo: Andrew Purcell; Styling: Alistair Turnbull

How do you shred chicken superfast? Insert two forks into the meat while it's still warm. Then pull apart to shred.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 enchiladas)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 6.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Calcium: 267mg

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup prechopped onion
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pickled jalapeño pepper
  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 ripe peeled avocado, coarsely mashed
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shaved
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Place oven rack in lower third of oven, and preheat broiler to high.
  2. 2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute or until heated. Remove from heat. Stir in tomato, sour cream, and avocado.
  3. 3. Stack tortillas; wrap stack in damp paper towels, and microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds. Spoon 1 cup chicken mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla; roll up. Arrange tortillas, seam sides down, in baking dish. Top with cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves.
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