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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hood and the Hood Meal Makeovers series. I was provided with compensation for sharing. All opinions are my own.

 

Chicken Enchiladas with a creamy salsa verde sauce are delicious and easy to make!

Today I’m going to share my Chicken Enchiladas with creamy salsa verde, a new twist on one of our family favorites, sour cream enchiladas. 

You already know we love Mexican food here. A lot of my recipes are inspired by south-of-the-border cuisine. 

We also use a lot of Hood sour cream in this house. I consider it a staple…I use it for a lot of my soups and sauces. In fact, earlier this year, I shared a recipe for my Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup using Hood sour cream. Today I’m going to be using it in my creamy salsa verde sauce.

Yesterday I made raw salsa verde to use for this recipe. If you follow along with my Facebook page, then you know it was quite the exercise in self control while I was cooking. It was so good, it was a challenge not to just dig in with the chips! 

We belong to a chicken CSA, so we roasted our chicken to use for this recipe, and this morning it is actually getting double duty as it went into the soup pot with a bunch of veggies for stock. Of course, you could also use a rotisserie chicken in a pinch. 

I shredded some chicken for my enchiladas, and added some cream cheese, cheddar, green chiles, and corn to round out the mixture. Then for a kick, I added a little chipotle chili powder. 

Filling the enchiladas with a chicken, cream cheese, corn, green chile and chipotle chili powder mixture

I am so tired of my enchiladas sticking to the bottom of my baker that I tried adding a sheet of parchment paper underneath my rolled enchiladas this time. It worked like a charm. The enchiladas just slid off, and I didn’t have to scrub my dish! 

As I mentioned, for the sauce I went with a mix of homemade raw salsa verde and sour cream. You could probably substitute jarred salsa verde, but if you can get tomatillos, it only takes a few minutes to make and it tastes so much better. Stir in some sour cream, and you have a nice creamy sauce. 

Put your chicken enchiladas with creamy salsa verde in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees, and you’re done. I topped mine with some chopped cilantro, sliced olives and tomatoes. You could also add some chopped green onions and a little more sour cream!

Really, this is quite an easy recipe. And I got a thumbs up from the family! 

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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde...great idea for Mexican night! Easy to make and delicious too.

Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 4 oz can of chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 teaspoon dried chipotle pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

For the sauce

For topping

  • Extra shredded cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • extra sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line your rectangular glass baker with parchment paper...the enchiladas will slide right off and clean up will be much easier!
  2. For the enchilada mixture, combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, green chile, corn, chipotle pepper, and 1 cup of the cheese. Mix well. The cream cheese should bind all ingredients together.
  3. Place several tablespoons full on each tortilla and roll tightly.
  4. Line enchiladas up side by side in baker.
  5. Sprinkle the other cup of cheese on top.
  6. For the sauce, combine salsa verde and sour cream. Mix well.
  7. Pour sauce over the top of enchiladas.
  8. Cover with tin foil and place in oven for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.
  9. With a couple minutes left to go, remove tin foil and sprinkle with a little extra cheese.
  10. After removing from oven, garnish with chopped cilantro, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives and extra sour cream.

 

 

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Adelina Priddis

Friday 13th of February 2015

These look so delicious! We love enchiladas here. Loving the wet towel tip too. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites, you've been featured!

Michelle Nahom

Sunday 15th of February 2015

Thanks so much! Isn't that a good tip? I would have never thought of that! But it works really well!

Karren Haller

Monday 9th of February 2015

We always love enchiladas and like to find new ways to try them.

Thank you for stopping by‚Äč to share your lovely post this week on Friday Features.

Wishing you a great week! Karren@Oh My Heartsie Girl

Jessica

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

These look delicious!

Pure Grace Farms

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

These enchiladas look amazing. I roasted several green chilies and tucked them away in the freezer. I'm gonna have to pull them out and give this recipe a try.

Danita

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

We love enchiladas...of any kind! Those look wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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