Verde Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Looking for an easy and tasty dish that won’t have you stuck in the kitchen for hours? Try the Verde Chicken Enchiladas recipe! It’s a flavorful option for those hectic nights when you want a Mexican-inspired dish right in the comfort of your own home.

Why You’ll Love Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  • Easy Prep and Cook: With just 20 minutes of prep time and 25 minutes in the oven, this recipe is a time-saver. Perfect for those hectic evenings when you want a homemade meal without the hassle.
  • Creamy and Flavorful Filling: The blend of diced chicken, room temperature cream cheese, oregano, and shredded cheddar cheese creates a creamy and savory filling that’s simply irresistible.
  • Perfect for Feeding a Group: Suitable for 4-6 servings, these enchiladas are ideal for family dinners, gatherings, or when you want leftovers for a quick lunch the next day.
  • Versatile and Customizable: Feel free to tweak the recipe to your liking—add extra veggies, spice it up with more jalapenos, or top it with your favorite garnishes for a personalized touch.
  • Enjoy the Delightful Tomatillo Sauce: The tomatillo sauce adds a zesty kick to the enchiladas. Blending tomatillos, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, avocado, and shallot results in a vibrant green sauce that elevates the dish.

What You Need To Make Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  • Blender
  • 9×11 baking dish
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients You Need To Make Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  • Cooked chicken, diced
  • Cream cheese, room temp
  • Dried oregano
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Tortillas

How To Make Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Enchilada Assembly

  1. Mix chicken, cream cheese, oregano, cheddar cheese, and salt in a bowl.
  1. Fill each tortilla with the mixture and place in a 9×11 baking dish.

3. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. 

4. Remove, top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and enjoy! 

Tomatillo Sauce

  1. Blend all sauce ingredients until smooth. Pour ¾ over enchiladas.
  2. Save the rest for extra sauce.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove, top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I add extra veggies to the filling?

Absolutely! Feel free to toss in your favorite veggies to enhance the flavor and nutritional content.

How spicy is the tomatillo sauce?

The sauce has a mild kick, but you can adjust the spice level by adding more or fewer jalapenos.

Can I prepare the enchiladas ahead of time?

Yes! You can assemble the enchiladas in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Is the recipe suitable for freezing?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the enchiladas before baking and thaw them when needed.

Verde Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Simple, flavorful dish that I love to make when short on time.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Verde Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 551kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • 9×11 baking dish
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 Tortillas

Tomatillo Sauce

  • 1 ½ lbs Tomatillo cleaned
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 shallot

Instructions

Enchilada Assembly

  • Mix chicken, cream cheese, oregano, cheddar cheese, and salt in a bowl.
  • Fill each tortilla with the mixture and place in a 9×11 baking dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Remove, top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and enjoy!

Making the Tomatillo Sauce

  • Blend all sauce ingredients until smooth. Pour ¾ over enchiladas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1789mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1109IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3mg
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In just a few simple steps, you can create a meal that’s not only quick and easy but also bursting with vibrant flavors. The Verde Chicken Enchiladas are a family-friendly favorite, offering a perfect balance of creamy filling and zesty tomatillo sauce. Whether you’re a busy parent, a student on a tight schedule, or someone who simply loves a hassle-free yet delicious meal, this recipe is your go-to.

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