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Creamy Salsa Verde Green Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe by: Erin
Creamy, cheese enchiladas are topped with a tangy avocado salsa verde sauce for the ultimate comfort dish!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine New Mexican
Servings 8 enchiladas
Calories 511 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Enchiladas

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) diced green chiles
  • cup salsa verde
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 4 cups (about 2 pounds) shredded cooked chicken
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas

Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray and set it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the spices and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add in the lime juice, green chile, ⅓ cup salsa verde, ½ cup sour cream, cilantro, 1 ½ cup of cheese, and the chicken. Stir until combined.
  • Mash the avocado and place it in a small bowl. Add the remaining salsa verde, sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice into the bowl and stir well.
  • To assemble the enchiladas, lay a tortilla on a flat surface and fill it with a heaping ½ cup of the chicken mixture. Roll the tortilla and lay seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Top the rolled tortillas with the creamy avocado-salsa verde sauce.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining 1 ½ cups of cheese over the top. Place the pan back into the oven uncovered, and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Salsa Verde Green Chicken Enchiladas
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
511
Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
35
g
54
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
93
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
882
mg
38
%
Potassium
 
499
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
981
IU
20
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
408
mg
41
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword casserole, chicken, comfort food
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