Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

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Ready in: 80 minutes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves
    Meat
  • 2 cups chicken broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 12 corn tortillas
    Bakery/Bread;Pasta and Rice;Ethnic Foods
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 clove garlic
    Produce
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
    Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 5 serrano peppers
    Produce
  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed
    Produce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
    Produce

Steps

  • In a saucepan, combine chicken breast with chicken broth, one quarter onion, a clove of garlic, and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil, and then boil for 20 minutes. Reserve broth, set chicken aside to cool, and discard onion and garlic. When cool enough to handle, shred chicken with your hands.
  • Place tomatillos and serrano chiles in a pot with water, enough to cover them. Bring to boil, and continue boiling until tomatillos turn a different shade of green (from bright green to a dull, army green). Strain tomatillos and chiles, and place in a blender with another quarter piece of onion, 1 clove garlic, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour in reserved chicken broth, so that liquid just covers the veggies in the blender by about an inch. Blend all ingredients until they are completely pureed.
  • Pour salsa in a medium saucepan, and bring to a low boil.
  • Pour oil in a frying pan, and allow to get very hot. Slightly fry tortillas one by one in hot oil, setting each on a paper towel afterwards to soak some of the oil. Finally, dip slightly fried tortillas in low-boiling green salsa, until tortillas become soft again.
  • Place on plates, 3 per person.
  • Fill or top tortillas with shredded chicken, then extra green sauce. Top with crumbled cheese, chopped onion, and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 494.73  cal  (24.74%)
  • Fat: 26.04  g  (40.06%)
  • Saturated Fat: 15.93  g  (99.55%)
  • Carbohydrates: 44.96  g  (14.99%)
  • Sugar: 6.75  g  (7.5%)
  • Cholesterol: 57.21  mg  (19.07%)
  • Sodium: 1925.97  mg  (83.74%)
  • Protein: 23.92  g  (47.85%)
  • Phosphorus: 549.59  mg  (54.96%)
  • Vitamin B3: 9.92  mg  (49.6%)
  • Selenium: 29.52  µg  (42.17%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.75  mg  (37.66%)
  • Vitamin C: 27.33  mg  (33.13%)
  • Fiber: 7.65  g  (30.61%)
  • Manganese: 0.55  mg  (27.52%)
  • Magnesium: 105.79  mg  (26.45%)
  • Calcium: 261.03  mg  (26.1%)
  • Potassium: 848.0  mg  (24.23%)
  • Vitamin K: 22.39  µg  (21.32%)
  • Zinc: 2.53  mg  (16.88%)
  • Copper: 0.29  mg  (14.47%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.23  mg  (13.25%)
  • Iron: 2.32  mg  (12.88%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.19  mg  (12.44%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.23  mg  (12.28%)
  • Vitamin A: 601.54  IU  (12.03%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.67  µg  (11.21%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.49  mg  (9.96%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.88  µg  (5.87%)
  • Folate: 21.83  µg  (5.46%)

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