These Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Are Simple To Make

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

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


-Baking dish


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the chicken, chili powder, and cayenne pepper (if desired) to the skillet and cook until the chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it in a large bowl.
  5. Add the green enchilada sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, Cotija cheese, cilantro, and red onion to the bowl and mix until everything is combined.
  6. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Place a tortilla in the baking dish and spread about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto it.
  8. Roll the tortilla up and place it in the baking dish.
  9. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  10. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled up tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated through.
  12. 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.