Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken & Tomatillo Sauce Enchiladas

Tomatillos, garlic and chiles make a flavorful sauce in this enchilada recipe.

45 min. prep time
5 servings
000 Ratings


Tomatillo Sauce

4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound (about 12) medium tomatillos, husks removed
2 medium (1 1/2 cups) onions, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chiles
2 teaspoons canned jalapeño chile peppers, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1 cup vegetable oil
10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
16 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli White American, cut into quarters


Chopped tomato, if desired
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired


Place water and salt in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; add tomatillos. Cook 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool 10 minutes.

Combine cooked tomatillos, onion and garlic in 5-cup blender container. Cover; blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

Combine tomatillo mixture, green chiles, jalapeño peppers and chicken broth in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until bubbling. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cilantro.

Heat oven to 375°F. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Using tongs, dip tortillas in oil a few seconds to soften. Place onto paper towels to drain.

Spread 1 cup tomatillo sauce in bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Spread 1 tablespoon tomatillo sauce onto each tortilla. Layer about 1/3 cup chicken and about 3 pieces cheese on lower third of each tortilla; roll up tortilla. Place into prepared pan, seam-side down. Pour remaining sauce evenly over enchiladas. Spread remaining slices of cheese evenly over top. 

Bake 15-20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and enchiladas are heated through.  Garnish with chopped tomato and cilantro, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 1000

Fat: 73g

Cholesterol: 130mg

Sodium: 2240mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 42g

Recipe #13423©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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