GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Published on: 10/07/2020
enchiladas garnished with fresh herbs and avocado
enchiladas garnished with fresh herbs and avocado

GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Tex Mex style enchiladas are a smoky, cheesy way to use up your leftover chicken (feel fee to substitute tofu, shrimp, beans, etc). Their combination of protein, veggies and whole grains are quite the comforting, satisfying combination.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 2-quart casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 1/4 cup green chiles diced
  • 1 cup cheddar jack cheese shredded, separated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 8 corn tortillas or whole wheat
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce homemade or store-bought
  • Topping options: fresh cilantro fresh chives, avocado, jalapeño peppers

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Coat a 2-quart size baking dish with cook spray.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of dish.
  • Combine the shredded chicken, onion, green chiles and half of the cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  • Place tortillas on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cover with a damp paper towel and heat in microwave for about 40 seconds.
  • Fill tortilla with about 1/4 cup of filling.
  • Then roll it up and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  • Repeat with all of the tortillas and filling. Pour the sauce over the tortillas, using a spoon to spread it evenly.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes

Makes 4–5 servings.

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