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Best Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

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Recipe

A Mexican inspired dish made with tomatillas, melted cheese and pre-cooked chicken, just delicious.

 

Yield

8 servings

Prep

12 min

Cook

16 min

Ready

28 min

Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 small red onion
halved
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1 ½ pounds tomatillos
husked and rinsed
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1 serrano chiles
stemmed and seeded
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½ cup chicken broth, low salt
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kosher salt
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1 pinch sugar
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8 corn tortillas (6-inch)
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3 cups chicken
cooked and shredded
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2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
shredded and/or monterey jack cheese
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cup cilantro
fresh
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2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
plus more for greasing
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¾ cup feta cheese
crumbled
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Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 small red onion
halved
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680.4 g tomatillos
husked and rinsed
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1 each serrano chiles
stemmed and seeded
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118 ml chicken broth, low salt
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1 x kosher salt
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1 pinch sugar
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8 each corn tortillas (6-inch)
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7.1E+2 ml chicken
cooked and shredded
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591 ml mozzarella cheese
shredded and/or monterey jack cheese
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79 ml cilantro
fresh
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3E+1 ml olive oil, extra-virgin
plus more for greasing
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177 ml feta cheese
crumbled
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Directions

Preheat the broiler. Slice half of the onion into thin rings and set aside.

Arrange the other onion half, tomatillos and serranos on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until the vegetables are soft and slightly brown, 8 to 10 minutes, turning as needed.

Transfer the vegetables and any liquid to a blender, add the broth and puree. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and the sugar.

Meanwhile, stack the tortillas, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave just until warm and soft, 1 minute, keep covered.

Mix the chicken with 2 cups shredded cheese in a bowl. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Add a few cilantro leaves and roll up.

Place the enchiladas side by side in a lightly oiled 9-by-13-inch baking dish and brush with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil until crisp and golden, 3 minutes.

Pour the tomatillo sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining ½ cup shredded cheese. Return to the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Garnish with the onion rings, feta cheese and any remaining cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!



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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 126g (4.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20848% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 9% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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