Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas Tuesdays are typically taco nights, but this week I decided to change things up a bit and went for these delicious cheesy salsa Verde chicken enchiladas. If your looking for a delicious quick and easy recipe to spice up your dinner table, this is the recipe for you. I love making enchiladas because you can prepare them ahead of time, place the whole pan of enchiladas in the fridge or freezer and then pop it in the oven when it’s dinner time.

Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

These enchiladas are super quick and easy to make and are packed with layers of flavor; they are made with a mixture of ranch and salsa Verde so they have both a zesty and creamy flavor.  I love using salsa Verde because it has an amazing combination of flavor. If you don’t know what salsa Verde is, it’s a  green salsa mixture that mostly consists of tomatillos, hot green chilis, chopped onion, and cilantro. There are many international versions of this recipe but today we are using the Mexican canned version.

Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

All you’ll need for this quick and easy dinner. Just a few simple ingredients. I used fresh chicken breasts but you can also use leftover or rotisserie chicken instead. For the filling, I grilled the chicken breast in a skillet and then shredded it. It was so good after grilling it I had to hold myself back from eating all of it right there!

After shredding the chicken I added 1/2 of the creamy salsa verde mixture to it and rolled the chicken into the tortillas. I baked them for just 15 minutes to melt the cheese because the chicken was already cooked.

Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

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Easy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken boneless chicken breasts or 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican or mozzarella cheese
  • 8 medium soft taco size flour tortillas
  • 1 16 oz jar Salsa Verde
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of ranch dressing with the jar of salsa Verde. Spoon a thin layer of salsa verde into the bottom of the dish, set aside.


  2. Heat a a skillet or pan on medium/high heat, pour 1 tablespoon of oil into the pan and allow to heat for minute. While the skillet is heating coat the chicken breasts with salt and pepper then place on the skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.Remove from the skillet and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes before shredding.(If you are using per-cooked chicken please skip this step)

  3. After shredding the chicken, combine the chicken, 1 cup of cheese, and ranch salsa Verde mixture. Spoon about 1/3 cup mixture down the middle of a tortilla. Fold sides over and place seam side down in prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining salsa Verde mixture and 1 cup of cheese. Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the edges are golden.

  4. Serve Warm, Enjoy!

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    Comments

    Kathy

    Can I use salsa instead of salso verde. What would you suggest.

      Layla

      I’ve never used salsa instead but the texture will be much thicker. I still think it would tastes good!

    Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Man I gotta come visit your house! Taco Tuesdays sound fantastic!! And switching in some enchiladas here and there is never a bad idea. I’m down. When’s dinner?? Haha.

    ela@GrayApron

    Oh men, I miss good Mexican food! These enchiladas look amazing! 🙂 ela

    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    These seem like the perfect enchiladas!

    Medeja

    Cheesy.. and so yummy!

    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Over here in enchilada-deprived Europe, this recipe looks just perfect as it’s so simple! Thank you, especially for the clear instructions! Going on my ‘easy meals’ pinterest board!

    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Why is this not my dinner? :—(((( Looks SO good!

    Ashley

    Yes for taco (or enchilada) night! We do the same thing at our house : ) These look so so good … why is it that I can’t resist any sort of mexican food! And you’re officially making me hungry for dinner…

      Layla

      I’m just like you Ashley, I seriously can say no to Mexican food! We just moved into a neighborhood that has a lot of Mexican restaurants (Philly) and I’m enjoying all the new flavors so much.

    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    oh my god soooo much cheese! legit drooling over these right now!

      Layla

      You know how much I love cheese. I can add it to anything, melt it, and I’m in heaven.

    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Oh my, these look insanely delicious! I’m an enchilada freak, and I’m just dying over these!

      Layla

      Thank you Nicole, I’m glad you liked them! 😀

    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This looks amazing! I love that it’s easy to through together, too!

      Layla

      Yes it’s super easy, especially if you are using leftover chicken!

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Me and mexican food are pretty much best friends. This sounds delicious Layla!

      Layla

      Thanks Natalie! Your right, Mexican food is amazing!