Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Green Chicken Enchiladas

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This is one of my favorite ways to reinvent rotisserie or leftover chicken. This weeknight favorite is excellent if you're a meal prepper, and the homemade tomatillo salsa is awesome even on its own served with tortilla chips.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Tomatillo Salsa:



  1. Make the tomatillo salsa: Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatillos, jalapeños, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the tomatillos are softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender. Add the lime juice and cilantro. Process until the mixture is smooth. Season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar.
  2. For the enchiladas: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon a little of the tomatillo salsa in the bottom of the dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and cumin and cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Combine the onion mixture, chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and 2 cups Monterey Jack in a large bowl.
  4. Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 1 minute to soften. Divide the chicken filling evenly among the tortillas and roll up, burrito-style. Arrange in the prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining salsa on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 to 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese.
  5. Bake until the cheese is browned and bubbly and the enchiladas are warmed through, 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with queso fresco, cilantro and red onion, if desired.

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