Rating: 4 stars
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You might be wondering what, precisely, “zesty” means. We can sum it up for you in a couple of words: super flavor. In Spanish one might say, “que rico!” These cheesy corn tortillas get their punch from a homemade enchilada sauce. Fresh tomatillos, available in supermarkets in the fall, are a star ingredient. If you can’t find them, try using underripe tomatoes and a squeeze of lime juice for a convenient substitute. If you’re used to shaving off time with store-bought sauce (which isn’t bad), don’t give into the temptation; shredded rotisserie chicken is the timesaver here.

Kate Merker

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400° F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatillos, onion, poblano, garlic, cumin, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor, add the cream, and puree.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, tomatoes, 1 cup of the cheese, ½ cup of the tomatillo sauce, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Warm the tortillas according to the package directions. Spread 1 cup of the remaining sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Roll the chicken mixture in the tortillas and place them in the dish, seam-side down.

  • Top with the remaining sauce and cheese. Bake until beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with Pico de Gallo.

Nutrition Facts

813 calories; calories from fat 54%; protein 55g; carbohydrates 38g; sugars 9g; fiber 7g; fat 49g; saturated fat 24g; calcium 378mg; iron 4mg; sodium 1034mg; cholesterol 239mg.
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