Blue Ribbon Recipe
Yum, your crew is going to love these enchiladas. They are easy to make and pack a punch of flavor. The green chilis bring a bit of heat but aren't too overpowering. The cheese combination adds a melty goodness. A great meal for a busy night! The Test Kitchen
- chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
- 1 large can(s)
- chopped green chiles, 7 oz.
- 2 can(s)
- green enchilada sauce, mild, 10 oz.
- 8 oz
- Queso Fresco, crumbled
- 2 c
- Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp
- ground cumin
- 1 tsp
- garlic salt
How to Make Green Enchiladas
- 1Boil the breasts until done through. Cool and chop into pea sized bits. While the chicken is boiling, heat 14 tortillas by lightly frying in a little oil. Fry them just about 30 seconds on each side. You don't want to let them get crispy, just floppy. Drain on a papertowel. ONLY fry them if you are using CORN tortillas, it is not necessary for flour tortillas.
- 3Reserving about a cup of cheese mixture for the top, assemble the enchiladas by placing a handful of cheese onto a tortilla, then a spoonful of meat mixture. Roll and place in a sprayed, large casserole dish (mine is 11x14). Top with reserved sauce and cheese. You should get about 14-16 enchiladas out of these ingredient amounts.
- 5I make "Lazy Green Enchiladas" by putting a little sauce in the bottom of the casserole and layering the tortillas, cheese, and chicken mixture, as you would a lasagne; the last layer being tortilla, then topped with sauce and cheese. When I prepare them this way, I always use flour tortillas, they get a noodle-like texture, whereas the corn tortillas just get mushy.