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Salsa verde enchiladas in a baking dish.

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes are a family favorite recipe and are made with corn tortillas, shredded chicken, and can be prepared with or without cheese.  This healthy enchiladas recipe is easy to prep ahead of time or freeze for a quick weeknight dinner meal the kids will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 555 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ lbs. cooked chicken* shredded
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño finely chopped, optional
  • ½ cup sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 16- oz. jar salsa verde mild or medium
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese or dairy-free cheese

Toppings:

  • Cilantro finely chopped
  • Avocado finely diced
  • Tomatoes finely diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat combine 1 tablespoon oil, finely chopped bell pepper, jalapeño, and onion. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add crushed garlic and continue sautéing for an additional minute.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in shredded chicken, salt, pepper ,and ½ cup salsa verde.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and heat up 2-3 corn tortillas for 1 minute per side. Place tortillas on a paper towel and repeat previous step with remaining coconut oil and tortillas.
  5. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour ¼ cup salsa verde into the bottom of the pan.
  6. Fill each corn tortilla with equal amounts of the chicken mixture. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in the baking pan. Repeat until all tortillas are used.
  7. Pour remaining salsa verde on top of the enchiladas, making sure to cover the edges of the tortillas. Sprinkle cheese on top, cover pan with aluminum foil, and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Serve salsa verde enchiladas with cilantro, avocado, and diced tomatoes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchiladas Verdes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 1272mg 53%
Potassium 768mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 28.3%
Vitamin C 36.4%
Calcium 14.1%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.