Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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After living in South Central Los Angeles for about 15 years, I am passionate about good Mexican food. But now that we’re living in Hawaii, I no longer have immediate access to authentic Mexican fare. So what do I do? I need to figure out how to make it myself.

So let’s talk enchiladas today. You can have enchiladas with red or green sauce, typically found in cans in the Mexican/Latin food aisle of the grocery store. Personally, I am a fan of the green “verde” sauce made of tomatillos.

The filling of these enchiladas is made of shredded rotisserie chicken, sour cream, and lots of cheese.

Have these enchiladas with some Mexican rice, beans, and shredded cabbage, and you’ve got yourself an amazing meal. My family collectively decided these were delicious, and need to get made regularly.

Do you have any good Mexican recipes? Please share them in the comments!

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 16-ounce container sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • Corn tortillas, about 15
  • 14-ounce can green chile enchilada sauce (I like the Old El Paso brand)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Garlic salt
  • Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make filling by putting shredded chicken, about 1 cup sour cream, 2 cups shredded cheese, and 1 tablespoon garlic salt into a large bowl. Mix together, and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Very lightly heat the tortillas for 3-5 seconds on each side. Put tortillas on a plate, and set aside.

Pour half the can of enchilada sauce in a medium bowl. One at a time, dip a tortilla in the enchilada sauce so that both sides are lightly coated. Place the tortilla on a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Fill the tortilla with about spoonful of chicken filling. Roll up the tortilla, and place in the casserole dish. Repeat with all the tortillas and filling. Pour all remaining sauce from the bowl and can over the wrapped tortillas. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese in an even layer over the enchiladas.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees, and bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

While enchiladas are baking, make sour cream sauce. In a small bowl, mix about 4 ounces of sour cream, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1 teaspoon garlic salt.

When enchiladas are finished baking, remove from oven. Drizzle the sour cream sauce over enchiladas. Serve immediately.

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