Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce (Salsa Verde)

by Sheryl

This homemade chicken enchilada is quite easy to make. The green chili sauce gives this dish a superb taste. An instant family favorite!


For the Chicken Filling:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 whole roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat shredded
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup salsa Verde
1 (2.5 ounce) can sliced olives, drained and diced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers (optional)

For the Enchilada Sauce:

¼ cup butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
½ cup salsa Verde
16 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

How to make Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.

Step 2: In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Saute the garlic for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Once done, remove the pan from the heat and cool.

Step 3: For the filling: In a large bowl, combine the chicken, onion mixture, cheese blend, cream cheese, salsa Verde, olives, cilantro, and jalapenos. Mix well until incorporated.

Step 4: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the flour, then the chicken broth, and stir. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir in the sour cream and salsa Verde. Continue cooking until heated through. Smear a spoonful of the sauce at the bottoms of the two 9 x 11-inch casserole dishes.

Step 5: In a damp water towel, wrap a tortilla and microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Now, fill the tortilla with the chicken mixture. Roll the tortilla up and place seam-side down into the baking dish. Do the same for the rest of the mixture until the dishes hold 8 enchiladas each.

Step 6: Put the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle over the cheese.

Step 7: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until heated through.

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