4-Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas ~ Simple Cinco De Mayo Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 28, 2014

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner…and you know what that means…

Tex-Mex food abounds at our house. All.week.long.

There are many reasons that we moved our family from Ohio to Texas in 2012. And I’m beginning to think that one of the sub-conscience reasons for moving was to be back in the land of amazing Tex-Mex food.

(Please pass the homemade flour tortillas.)

I digress.

I love enchiladas. They are one of those ‘phase foods’ for me…I go through spurts of making them two, even three, times a week…and then forgetting about them for a few weeks, only to find myself making them twice in the same week again. Bring on the enchilada phase, and bring on Cinco de Mayo.

If you’ve never made enchiladas before, these are the ones to start with. 4 Ingredients.

  • Green salsa, or salsa verde
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Shredded Cheese

They are simple, delicious, and if you screw up the rolling up the tortilla part, you can just layer everything in a casserole dish, and call it ‘layered enchiladas.’ No one will ever know.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up quickly, you have got to try these enchiladas, as well as the Nachos de Puerco and Lime Cupcakes with Creem Cheese Frosting in the Formula 409 Cinco de May Guide.

Seriously, I’m drooling over both.

Cinco De Mayo Guide

{Click the banner to see the guide and other Cinco de Mayo recipes!}

Hope you enjoy these simple and tasty enchiladas!!!

P.S. On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing more details about a super cool giveaway, so stay tuned…

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4-Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 cups salsa verde, divided
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup shredded jack cheese
  • Side dish ideas – rice & refried beans

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked and shredded chicken with ½ cup of the salsa verde.
  • Warm the tortillas in a slow oven, or wrapped in a dishtowel in the microwave. Warmed tortillas fold and roll better when making enchiladas.
  • Spoon a thin line of the chicken-salsa verde mixture into a corn tortilla and wrap tightly and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat until the chicken, tortillas are used up and the baking dish is packed full of enchiladas. Pour the remaining salsa verde sauce over the top and then sprinkle about 1 to 1 ½ cup shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until cheese has melted and salsa verde is bubbling.
  • Serve warm Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with side of rice and refried beans.

(To prepare the shredded chicken, I recommend combining 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs and 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in a slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Formula 409. Opinions are my own, as always.

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Sandy May 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Or line the pan with tortilla chips and just thow it all in there and bake. Not as pretty, but yummy. I love these simple recipes. Thanks

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