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Mexican Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

An authentic Mexican enchiladas verdes recipe is the perfect traditional Mexican food to serve with your favorite side dishes. Refried beans, Spanish rice and fresh green salad with cilantro dressing is the perfect dinner when you want traditional Mexican food. An enchiladas verdes recipe is perfect for brunches and parties because you can serve a lot of people on a small budget. Make this Enchiladas Verdes recipe for you next Mexican food night.

Mexican Enchiladas Verdes

If you would like to ring in Cinco de Mayo with an authentic flair why not try this amazing Mexican enchiladas verdes recipe? Your family will love the little extra time you spent preparing this authentic traditional Mexican recipe. The flavors of the rich spices most often reserved for Mexican foods wafting in your kitchen might even make them think you hired a Mexican cook!

To make this authentic Mexican enchiladas verdes recipe for your family you will need; bone in chicken breast halves, garlic cloves, chicken broth, onion, corn tortillas, salt, cold fresh white cheese (a Mexican un-aged cheese)-not Parmesan, tomatillos-husks removed, Serrano chilies, white onion and fresh cilantro.

Follow the directions below to make your enchiladas and homemade verde sauce. Take this Mexican enchiladas verdes entree to your next church pot luck, a Mexican cook off contest or even to a pot luck picnic. You are sure to receive rave reviews for your excellent authentic Mexican enchiladas verdes.

Enchiladas Verdes - Great Mexican Food Recipes
Summary: If you love enchiladas then you will really like this recipe. It has a wonderful green sauce, better known as salsa verde, that goes so nicely with these enchiladas.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
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  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 lb tomatillos, husks removed
  • 5 serrano chilies
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ of a white onion plus ½ chopped white onion
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Put the chicken breast in a pot with the chicken broth, ¼ onion, a clove of garlic, and 2 teaspoons of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Reserve the broth and set chicken to one side to cool, discarding the onion and garlic.
  4. Shred the chicken with a pair of forks.
  5. Put the tomatillos and serrano chilies in a pot and fill with enough water to cover them.
  6. Bring this mixture to a boil, and simmer until the tomatillos turn a darker shade of green.
  7. Strain the tomatillos and chilies, and put them in a blender with another ¼ of onion, the garlic, and a pinch of salt.
  8. Add the reserved chicken broth, so the liquid just covers the veggies in the blender by an inch.
  9. Blend all the ingredients until they are pureed.
  10. Pour the salsa in a pot and bring it to a simmer.
  11. Pour some oil in a frying pan, and let it get very hot.
  12. Fry the tortillas one by one in the oil, setting each on a paper towel afterwards to soak up some of the grease.
  13. Dip the lightly-fried tortillas in the hot green salsa, until they get soft again.
  14. Divide them between serving plates - give each person three.
  15. Fill the tortillas with the shredded chicken, then extra green sauce.
  16. Top with crumbled cheese, chopped onion, and chopped cilantro.
  17. Alternatively you can serve sour cream or your favorite creamy dressing with the enchiladas.

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This is an alternative to the traditional baked enchiladas and is really a nice change of pace from the typical baked version. This is more like a set of wraps in sauce and is very easy to make. If you like wraps and like enchiladas this recipe will appeal to you. It is kind of a Mexican hybrid recipe and is one that is so good you will be wondering why you never made them this way before.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded and edited: 03-30-16

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

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Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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