Sunday, November 21

chicken enchiladas verdes

Happy Sunday! I felt obligated to share the recipe for the delicious dinner I made tonight! Props to Real Simple for including this recipe in their September magazine. YUMMY! I have never made enchiladas from scratch before {shred my own chicken, what?!?!} and these turned out super delish! The magazine recommended doubling {or even quadrupling} the recipe and freezing half for an easy reheat meal at a later point! 


Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Chicken enchiladas verdes

Serves 4
Hands-on Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

  • 2 chicken breasts (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)
  • 1 16-ounce jar mild salsa verde
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro sprigs, plus more for serving {ended up being about half a bushel of cilantro}
  • 1 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 8 ounces Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • rice, for serving
1. Heat oven to 400° F. Place the chicken in a medium sized pot, add enough water to cover the chicken, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes; remove from pot and let cool. When cool enough to handle, shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones; place the meat in a large bowl. 

2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree the salsa, cilantro, and ½ cup of the sour cream until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the remaining ½ cup sour cream. 

3. To the chicken, add the corn, ½ cup of the sauce, 1 cup of the cheese, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss to combine.

4. Spread 1 cup of the remaining sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Roll the chicken mixture in the tortillas (about ½ cup per tortilla) and place seam-side down in the dish. Top with the remaining sauce and cheese. Bake until bubbling and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with cilantro, sour cream, and rice, if desired.




  1. This looks yummy! It's going onto my list of recipes to try soon. :-)

  2. Looks awesome! I'm loving all your recipes!
    Love your blog :)



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