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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce

This Mexican favorite makes a festive dish for a Cinco de Mayo party or a fun family dinner.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

To make these up to a day ahead, prep and assemble the enchiladas (steps 1 to 3); cover and refrigerate. Go to step 4 when you're ready to bake and serve.

Before filling, soften the corn tortillas by stacking them between damp paper towels and heating for a minute in the microwave. This makes them more pliable and prevents tearing.

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  • wolfpackmag
    3 FEB, 2015
    I made the lighter version of this (from the video) and it was insanely fast and tasted SOO good. I'm not a fan of mexican food usually, but this dish spoke to me!! I used a rotisserie chicken and just layered the filled tortillas inside my dish, then poured a 16oz container of tomatilla salsa (loved Trader Joe's) over top. Then, cover with foil and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. I topped with a few tbsp of sour cream+ a tbsp water and some cheese and parsley. YUMMY & easy. Just became a fave.
  • allisoni
    12 NOV, 2014
    This has become a go to recipe for get togethers as people always love them! Frontera green salsa is my favorite to use. I serve them with sides of black beans and a green salad - yum.
  • AndreaMarieDwyer
    21 MAR, 2012
    yummy. definitely prep ahead, in stages, as it is time-consuming, but delicious. I would bake it a little less time next time, more like 30-40 min, just until bubbly and melty looking, not so browned. I used 16 oz. mont. jack and added 1/4 cup cream to the sauce, then put an extra 1/4 cup sauce in the filling. I topped it with cilantro, lettuce, radishes, green onions, avocado, and fresh tomato salsa (recipe this site). served with more salsa and chips, plus sour cream. do-again.
  • Sudiegirl
    13 OCT, 2011
    This is my old standby that will many. I love this recipe, it is easy to prepare and alway good tasting.
  • liammurdoch
    24 NOV, 2010
    A keeper!!! Made a little change. Bought a roasted chicken and roasted the garlic in the oven. Used the flour tortillas. Delicious according to my husband>>>My kids loved it as well.
  • Niconomicon
    6 MAY, 2009
    I just made these tonight. They were so good. The only things I did differently was cook the chicken in the crock pot so it would retain more moisture (high for 1 hour, low for 4-5 hours) and I added more cheese. I used Trader Joe's salsa verde, which is delicious.
  • thecupcakegoddess
    27 MAR, 2009
    These are FABULOUS! The garlic adds the perfect spice and they are creamy and just plain wonderful. Delicious!
  • LoupGarou
    9 FEB, 2009
    The best enchiladas that I have ever had. A great recipe, use less cilantro.
  • vailgirl
    3 JAN, 2009
    I made this for my husband and I and it was easy and delicious. I will most certainly prepare this for a soiree' in the future.
  • MLuiken
    10 NOV, 2008
    I'm the cook at my daughter's house after she had a baby. Thought it would be fun to try this recipe and we all loved it. I made it like the recipe said, and will do the same next time I make it.

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