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Chicken Enchiladas Verde - Recipe
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Chicken Enchiladas Verde with cheese – Recipe

This recipe for chicken enchiladas verde is made with a classic homemade green enchilada sauce, tender, juicy pulled chicken, then smothered in melty cheese and baked to perfection. This is the best chicken enchiladas verde dish ever. Perfect for dinner and the leftovers are even better.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: dinner, enchilada
Servings: 6
Calories: 373kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast or chicken thighs boneless (You can also use pre-cooked chicken as a time saver)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth or use a Mexican style lager


  • 3 cups Green Enchilada Sauce use 4 cups for a saucier version
  • 8 corn tortillas warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

FOR SERVING: Fresh chopped cilantro, chopped fresh jalapenos or serranos, fresh cut limes, diced tomato, spicy chili flakes, your favorite hot sauce


    • Heat a small pan to medium heat and add the olive oil.
    • Season the chicken with the blend of seasonings, then sear the chicken a couple minutes per side to let it brown up.
    • Pour in the broth or beer and cover. Reduce the heat to low and let the chicken simmer about 30 minutes, or until it cooks through and becomes very tender. Remove from heat and shred it with a fork.
    • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Spoon some of the green enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a 8x11 baking dish and spread it out, just enough to cover the bottom.
    • Spoon the chicken into each of the corn tortillas and roll them up. Set them side by side in the dish onto the seams of the tortillas. They will all nestle up together.
    • Pour on the rest of the green enchilada sauce, then top with cheese.
    • Bake the chicken enchiladas verdes for 20 minutes, or until the cheeses are nicely melted.
    • Remove from heat and top with your favorite toppings.


    Serves 4-6 Try this Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce Recipe.
    Heat Factor: Mild, though you can easily spice up this dish with additional spicy chili peppers or spicy chili flakes.


    Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1569mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 2.1mg