Main Dish | April 26, 2018

Mexican Green Enchiladas Recipe

I’ve always been a fan of enchiladas. As a kid my parents would take me and my family to a small authentic Mexican restaurant called La Casita. With dim lights, scents of stewing jalapeños, and cozy seating it didn’t take much to fall in love with the food. Our classic order consisted of the cheese and chicken enchiladas that was smothered in a rich red sauce. Growing up on those enchiladas, with the perfect sauce I’ve all but boycotted store bought red enchilada sauce. That’s why I came up with this Mexican green enchiladas recipe.
Mexican Green Enchiladas served with beans and pico de gallo

 Mexican Green Enchiladas Recipe – A Family Go-To

This recipe that I’m sharing today is one of our family go-to’s. I put the chicken in the pressure cooker with some onion, green chilis, seasonings and enchilada sauce. In no time it is ready to be shredded and wrapped. That chicken alone is delicious. If you are eating lean.. go head and wrap up the meat plain. Maybe throw a few other veggies in or eat it as a taco. 
Green Enchiladas in baking dish

For A Creamy Touch

For some amazing enchiladas, I add in a little cream cheese in this Mexican green enchiladas recipe. So so good. Mix all together and wrap up. I like to half the green sauce I first. They wrap the enchiladas and pour the remaining sauce down the middle. Leaving the ends out make for some nice crunchy ends. If your feeling crazy add a little cheese on as well and bake uncovered. I serve with some refried beans and brown rice. Maybe a little cilantro garnish…a delicious dinner.
Mexican Green Enchiladas with cilantro garnish on plate with beans, pico de gallo, and halved limes

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The Mexican Green Enchiladas Recipe Freezes Well

These guys freeze like a dream, so do yourself a favor and double this recipe and make one for the freezer. You won’t regret it on a busy weeknight when you and simply pop these in the oven.
 
enchiladas in baking dish, bowls of beans and chiles. letter board that reads,, "All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time..."

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I served this Mexican green enchiladas recipe for many many friend and they are adored by all.  If you make this recipe please please come back and leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

5 from 3 votes
Mexican Green Enchiladas
Mexican Green Enchiladas Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Delicious Mexican green enchiladas with a creamy touch.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green enchiladas
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 7 oz can diced green chilis
  • 28 oz can green enchilada sauce divided
  • 1/4 cup cream of chicken soup
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 6-8 large flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup jack cheese shredded, divided
Instructions
Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. In a pressure cooker, set to saute mode and add oil.  Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. 

  2. Add chicken, green chilies,cumin, salt, pepper, and 1 cup enchilada sauce.

  3. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.  Allow a 15 minute natural release.

  4. Shred chicken and return to cooking liquid.

  5. Add cream cheese and cream of chicken soup.  Stir until combined.

  6. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. Add 1/4 cup enchilada sauce to baking dish and spread across the bottom.

  7. Spoon mixture into tortillas and top with cheese. Place in baking dish.

  8. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top and top with remaining cheese.

  9. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until bubbly.

Slow Cooker Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker add chicken, green chilies,cumin, salt, pepper, and 1 cup enchilada sauce.

  2. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. 

  3. Shred chicken and return to cooking liquid.

  4. Add cream cheese and cream of chicken soup. Stir until combined.

  5. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. Add 1/4 cup enchilada sauce to baking dish and spread across the bottom.

  6. Spoon mixture into tortillas and top with cheese. Place in baking dish.

  7. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top and top with remaining cheese.

  8. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Green Enchiladas Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 enchilada)
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1740mg76%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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