How to Make Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde
Enchiladas aren't always made with red sauce—the "verde" (green) version has a bright, tangy flavor that balances the rich cheese. Doesn't that sound good? And doesn't it make you want to learn to make cheesy chicken enchiladas verde right now?
Hey, everyone, I'm Judith with recipe.com. Today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make a Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde, a really fun and quick Mexican recipe. So, what you gonna need for this is 1-1/2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken. We have 1 jar Salsa Verde, which is about 16 ounces. We have 1-1/2 cups of Cheddar Jack cheese, half a cup of sour cream, and 6 corn tortillas about 6 inches wide, which we've warmed up. So, let's get started. I have here my baking dish. So, first thing first, we're just gonna put half a cup of our Salsa Verde on the bottom of our baking dish like so. Now, this is one of my favorite Mexican recipes. It's really quick and simple and just everyone loves it. It's really, really very good. Okay, so we put half a cup on the bottom there. Now, let's get our mixing bowl. So, now let's get our mixing bowl. What we wanna do is mix in our chicken, a quarter cup of our Salsa Verde or this [unk], half a cup of our cheese, and our sour cream, and this is just gonna mix in all together like so. Fantastic and this is gonna be a great filling for our corn tortillas. So, I'm gonna layout my corn tortillas on my board like so. So, what I'm gonna do is put about 2 to 3 tablespoons in the center of tortilla like this. Now, in Spanish actually the verb enchilar actually means to add chili pepper too. So, enchilada is the past participle of enchila and originally Mexican sweet food, but now it has grown and you can find it in restaurants, you know, you can find them possibly everywhere, but really, it's a Mexican sweet food and actually dated back to the Mayan times I can imagine. The Mayans practiced rolling their tortillas with the filling like we're doing now. All we gonna do now is of course fold them, and we want to place them in our baking dish seam down. So, we round them and place in seam down and we'll do all the rest of our tortillas like so. Okay, so all our tortillas are wrapped up in our baking dish right here, and we're just gonna pour on that the remaining Salsa Verde on top and how great is this. This is really fun with all your friends doing this. There you go. So, preheated our oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and we are gonna put our Enchiladas in there for 15 minutes. Then, we're gonna take them out, top them with our remaining cheese and it goes back in there for 5 minutes until our cheese is all melted on top. So, our Enchiladas have been in the oven for total of 20 minutes, our last 5 minute, we'll put that cheese on there and it's melted all the way through and as you can see just looks delicious. That's where you now just serve. Invite your friends over, get some Mexican beers, get your sombreros on, and have a Mexican fiesta. That's how you make your Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde.