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Green Chicken Enchiladas

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Cinco de You Should Totally Make This.

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves Garlic, In Their Skins
  • ½ teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Poblano Pepper
  • 1 whole Rotisserie Chicken, Shredded (skin And Bones Discarded)
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 can (11 Oz Can) Tomatillos, Drained
  • ½ cups Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 1 pinch Coarse Salt And Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 can (10 Oz. Can) Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 10 whole Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Optional Garnish: Fresh Cilantro Sprigs

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Place the garlic cloves in a small square of aluminum foil, drizzle with oil, wrap them up in the foil and stick the packet in the oven (on a small baking sheet) for 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and set aside for about 5 minutes. Then squeeze the garlic right out of the skins. Smell that. Oh, baby.

Slice the poblano pepper in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and place on the baking sheet. Stick it under the broiler for 8-10 minutes, until good and blistered on both sides. Remove from the sheet and seal them in a small plastic baggy. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Remove from the bag and pull the skins off and discard the skins. Give the peppers a rough chop.

While the garlic and peppers are cooking, you can use that time to shred your chicken and chop your spinach. Combine both in a bowl and set aside for the time being.

In a food processor, combine the tomatillos, roasted garlic, roasted poblanos, cilantro, a good squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blitz, blitz, blitz until smooth. Taste it. Salsa verde! Then pour the can of enchilada sauce straight into the food processor and give it one more whirl to combine.

Adjust the oven to 350 F.

Pour about 4 tablespoons of the sauce into the chicken/spinach mixture. Toss to combine.

Pour a small amount of sauce along the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

Place a small amount of the filling down the center of each tortilla, roll it up and place in the dish, seam side down. Continue with the remaining nine tortillas. (You can lay out all 10 tortillas and evenly distribute the filling if that makes you happy. Because who likes to get to the end of the tortillas and not have filling left? Me. That’s who.)

Pour the remaining sauce over the dish and then sprinkle on that cheese, lovers. Cover with foil and slide her back into the oven for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil, switch the oven to broil and cook it until the cheese is browned and bubbly, maybe 4 minutes.

Serve garnished with fresh cilantro sprigs!

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Vivian Worley on 5.8.2012

This recipe was very yummy. My hubby wasn’t sure about the spinach but ended up loving it. I made it wih corn tortillas as my daughter is gluten free. You inspired me to make salsa verde for the first time. Thank you!!

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vlmarston on 5.7.2012

Made this for Sunday dinner. My picky husband was skeptical (I think it was the green sauce) but managed to eat to huge servings!Was very yummy and is going into my “keep file”! Thanks

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simoneandherkitchen on 8.19.2012

I made two batches over the weekend, one for my family and one for a friend who just had a baby. All enjoyed! Topped with avocado. This is one of those recipes I will enjoy serving when we have company over. Thank you!

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Christina Roth on 5.21.2012

Wonderful! I’ve made tomatillo sauce from scratch in the past and it is so time-consuming. This recipe is so much easier! I added a half of a serrano pepper to make it spicier, but it’s a great recipe!

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Bethany on 5.7.2012

This was fabulous! I think there could have been a bit more chicken mixture as well, but that would have just been a plus! Maybe two chickens? Or it could have been that the chicken I used was a bit small.

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vlmarston on 5.7.2012

Oh my this is so good! The only thing I will do different next time is double the sauce ingrediants. Would like more to add to the chicken/spinach mixture and more to pour over the top. Excellant!

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