Chicken Enchiladas With Green Salsa


A crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly, one-dish meal deserving of weeknight-hero status.

Chicken Enchiladas With Green Salsa
Photo: Lisa Hubbard
Prep Time:
0 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serves

A store-bought rotisserie chicken and package of corn tortillas are two shortcuts already factored into this Tex-Mex classic. Add some diced fresh vegetables and jack cheese, top with a homemade salsa and sour cream, and you have a casserole that's easy enough for a weeknight but special enough for weekend guests. For even faster and easier prep, enlist some help with the dicing, sautéing, and rolling; and swap out our tomatillo-based salsa with your favorite brand.


  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 2 small zucchini, diced

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • ½ cup corn kernels (from 1 ear, or frozen and thawed)

  • 1 2- to 2½-pound rotisserie chicken, meat shredded

  • cups grated Monterey Jack (6 ounces)

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas

  • 1 pound tomatillos, papery husks removed

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add zucchini, onion, and corn. Cook, stirring, until onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and mix in chicken, Monterey Jack, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  4. Wipe out the skillet and heat remaining oil (3 Tbsp) over medium heat. Cook each tortilla until softened, 10 to 15 seconds per side, and then transfer to a paper towel–lined plate.

  5. Divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas, roll them up, and place in a baking dish, seam-side down. Bake until heated through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and ½ teaspoon salt until finely chopped. Serve the enchiladas with the salsa and sour cream, if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

809 Calories
41g Fat
54g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 809
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 1121mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 59g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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