Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. Their origins can be traced back to the Aztecs, who used corn tortillas as a base for their meals. The traditional enchilada is filled with a variety of ingredients, such as cheese, beans, or beef, before being rolled up and topped with a sauce. Over time, the popularity of enchiladas has spread around the world, with different ingredients and sauces used to create a variety of recipes.
For a delicious and easy-to-make enchilada dish, try these Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a hearty weekend meal.
Ingredients and Kitchen Equipment Needed:
-3 cups shredded cooked chicken
-2 cups green enchilada sauce
-8 6-inch corn tortillas
-1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
-1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
-1/4 cup chopped cilantro
-1/4 cup diced red onion
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-1 tablespoon chili powder
-Optional: 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the chicken, chili powder, and cayenne pepper (if desired) to the skillet and cook until the chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it in a large bowl.
- Add the green enchilada sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, Cotija cheese, cilantro, and red onion to the bowl and mix until everything is combined.
- Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place a tortilla in the baking dish and spread about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto it.
- Roll the tortilla up and place it in the baking dish.
- Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
- Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled up tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated through.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro, diced red onion, and a dollop of sour cream.
These Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are an easy and delicious way to enjoy a classic Mexican dish. Serve with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans for a complete meal. For an extra kick of heat, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the chicken mixture. Enjoy!
How about a twist on a classic margarita to pair with your enchiladas? Try out this great mezcal margarita.