Mexican food like these Enchiladas Verdes is one of those foods that I just constantly crave.

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Enchiladas Verdes

Chicken enchiladas verdes are sure to satisfy you Mexican food cravings!
Author: Kim


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa verde, I like to use mild Herdez salsa verde
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups shredded chicken breast, rotisserie chicken works great
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 10 8-inch tortillas, corn or flour
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded cheese, divided, I like Pepper Jack or Monterrey Jack best
  • fresh cilantro , optional to garnish


  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to combine. Then, add the salsa verde and whisk together until well combined.
  • When the sauce starts to thicken, add the two cups of chicken broth and continue to whisk over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Pour and stir in the heavy cream; remove from heat.
  • Place the shredded chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt, chili powder, cumin, honey and lime juice. Mix to fully coat the chicken.
  • This recipe calls for 2 to 3 cups of cheese. Use 3 cups if you like quite a bit of cheese in and on your enchiladas. You’ll be using a little less than half the cheese for the filling and the rest for the top.
  • Assemble each tortilla with an even amount of the chicken mixture, then about 1 1/2 tablespoons (or more, if you’d like) of cheese. Roll them up.
  • In a 9×13-inch baking pan, pour in half of the sauce. Place the rolled up enchiladas seam side down in the pan, then pour out and spread the other half of the sauce on the enchiladas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, uncovered. Serve immediately!
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 372kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 736mg, Potassium: 217mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 522IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 2mg

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