- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño chili, seeded and minced
- 4 cups cooked, shredded skinless chicken
- 2 cups coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar
- 1 16-oz. jar salsa verde
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 16 5 1/2-inch corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 5 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook 2 minutes longer, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, chicken, 1 cup cheese, 1/2 cup salsa and mild green chilies. Stir until well combined.
- Pour broth into skillet and heat until almost simmering. Working one at a time, dip a corn tortilla into broth, taking care to work quickly so tortilla doesn't become too soft, then transfer to a clean workspace. Spoon about 2 Tbsp. of chicken mixture down center of tortilla. Roll tortilla around filling, and transfer, seam side down, to prepared dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour remaining salsa over top of enchiladas, spreading to coat. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
- Bake enchiladas, uncovered, until cheese is melted and enchiladas are hot throughout, about 20 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle with cilantro.
We made our enchiladas a little different than the recipe. We didn't have all of the ingredients, so we did without the chicken broth and cilantro. We also substituted the fresh jalapeños for jarred, and corn tortillas for flour. Despite the changes we made, they were still the most delicious enchiladas we've made thus far. The salsa verde was thin enough that it kept the flour tortillas moist! We also added some sour cream on top to melt with the cheese.
*The original recipe can be read here: http://bit.ly/yDJj5d