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Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas

 
118

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

50

min

Ready

80

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

4 cups chicken
or turkey, coarsely shredded
3 cups monterey jack cheese
grated
6 ounces green chili peppers
chopped, 1 to 2 cans
1 ½ teaspoons oregano
dried
1 x salt
*
1 x black pepper
*
1 x vegetable oil
*
12 each corn tortillas (6-inch)
up to 18 if needed
*
1 cup sour cream
1 each cilantro
chopped
*
1 each tomatillos
sliced
*
1 slices limes
slices
*
Tomatillo sauce
cup vegetable oil
2 medium onions
chopped
6 ounces green chili peppers
chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1 can tomatillos
28 ounces
*
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons oregano
dried
1 x sugar
*
1 teaspoon cumin
1 x salt
*

Directions

In a large bowl, mix chicken, 2 cups cheese, chilies and oregano.

Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

In a large skillet, heat ½ inch oil over medium-high heat.

When oil is hot add one tortilla at a time; cook turning once, just until limp(about 10 seconds).

Drain on papper towels.

While tortillas are warm, spoon about ¼ to ½ cup chicken mixture down the center of each; roll tortillas to form enchilada.

Set enchiladas seam side down, in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish , or to medium-sized baking dishes.

(at this point enchiladas may be covered and refrigerated until the next day.)

Cover enchiladas with foil and bake in a 350℉ (180℃) F oven for 15 minutes until hot in the center (cook 30 minutes if they were refrigerated).

Uncover and top with remaining cheese.

Bake, uncovered, until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

To serve, spoon warm tomatillo sauce on each plate.

Set enchiladas on top of sauce.

Spoon sour cream on top and garnish.

Tomatillo Sauce: Heat oil in a 3 to 4 quart pan over medium-high heat.

Add onions and cook stirring often, until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in green chilies, chicken broth, tomatillos, lime juice, oregano, sugar and cumin. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes.

Whirl sauce in a blender. until smooth. Season with salt.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 319g (11.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 61766% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 19g 97%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 598mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 88g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 52% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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