Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Chicken Enchiladas Verde
Photo: Hans Gissinger
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 serves


  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken breasts (2 to 3)

  • 1 16-ounce jar mild salsa verde

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro sprigs, plus more for serving

  • 1 cup sour cream, plus more for serving

  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn, thawed

  • ½ pound Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Place the chicken in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to a plate and let cool. When cool enough to handle, shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. Place the meat in a large bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree the salsa, cilantro, and ½ cup of the sour cream until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the remaining ½ cup of sour cream.

  3. Add the corn, 1 cup of the Muenster, ½ cup of the sauce, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper to the chicken and toss to combine.

  4. Spread 1 cup of the remaining sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Roll up the chicken in the tortillas (about ½ cup each) and place seam-side down in the dish. Top with the remaining sauce and Muenster. Bake until bubbling and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package directions. Serve with the enchiladas, sour cream, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

969 Calories
36g Fat
93g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 969
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 182mg 61%
Sodium 1511mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 59g
Calcium 563mg 43%
Iron 6mg 33%

*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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