Mom's Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

This is probably the MOST requested meal I make by both family and friends. The great thing is that it is incredibly easy! Oftentimes I just pick up a rotisserie chicken and debone it rather than bake my own chicken. Canned chicken can be used, but it doesn't taste as good (fresh) as a fresh baked chicken. This recipe can be made as separate enchiladas, but you will need to fry each corn tortilla briefly prior to rolling or they will break/crack on you. If you can find the 505 chiles, that really gives the dish the best flavor.


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Serves:

8 to 12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 c
cooked, chopped chicken
16 oz
jar of 505 southwestern roasted green chiles (can be found at walmart or albertson's) or 1 4-oz can chopped green chilies (preferably hatch) plus 1 7-oz can green chili salsa
3/4 tsp
salt
2 1/2 c
heavy cream
18
corn tortillas
4 c
grated monterey jack cheese (or more - lots of cheese is always better!)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In a large bowl, mix the chicken and green chiles together.
3
Drizzle some of the heavy cream in the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch pan. Layer 6 corn tortillas over the cream. Layer half of the chicken/green chile mixture over the tortillas. Sprinkle some salt over the chicken. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the chicken.
4
Layer 6 more tortillas over the cheese. Pour 1/2 of the remaining cream over the tortillas. Layer the remaining chicken/green chile mixture over the cream. Sprinkle some salt over the chicken. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the chicken.
5
Layer the last 6 tortillas over the cheese. Pour the remaining cream over the tortillas. Sprinkle some salt over the cream. Finally, sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cheese over the cream.
6
Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 35 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly brown and the chicken and cream is bubbly.
7
Let the enchilada casserole sit for 10 minutes prior to cutting. Get ready to enjoy something incredible!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy