Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde Recipe
Authentic shredded chicken enchiladas in homemade salsa verde garnished with Mexican cream, ranchero cheese and thinly sliced red onion rings. Easy to make and delicious.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 16 ounces boneless chicken breast
- 4 cups salsa verde
- 16 corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup Mexican cream crema
- 3 ozs. ranchero cheese or queso fresco
- 1 small red onion
- 1 cup cooking oil
PREPARING THE SALSA
Prepare the salsa verde according to this Salsa Verde Recipe
COOKING THE CHICKEN
Place the chicken breasts in a pot and just cover with water. Cook over low heat until the chicken breasts are just cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Allow the chicken to cool and then shred it by hand.
FRYING THE TORTILLAS
Preheat to very hot 2 cups of cooking oil.
Fry the tortillas individually in the hot oil for about 10 seconds per side.
Place fried tortillas on a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil from the tortillas.
ROLLING THE ENCHILADAS
To roll enchiladas start by placing a fried tortilla in the center of a baking tray.
Add 1 tbsp. of shredded chicken across the tortilla.
With your fingers, roll the tortilla into a tight tube.
Do this with all 16 tortillas.
PLATING AND SERVING
Place 4 enchiladas on each serving plate.
Spoon 3/4 to 1 cup of salsa verde down the center of the enchiladas.
Then spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of Mexican cream across the enchiladas.
Sprinkle the enchiladas with 1/2oz. to 3/4oz. of crumbled ranchero cheese.
Garnish with 3 thinly sliced red onion rings.
These are no-bake enchiladas.
- You can substitute sour cream for the crema called for in the recipe.
- You can substitute white onion for the red onion.
- You can also prepare them with salsa roja instead of salsa verde.
Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1932mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1580IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1.8mg