Chicken Enchilades Recipe

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the November 2009 Edition

This is a traditional chicken enchilada recipe but this recipe unlike many is not smothered in the familiar tomato based sauce like most enchilada recipes instead; it uses butter, broth, and sour cream to form the sauce for this dish.


12 corn tortillas

3 cooked chicken breast halves, no bones or skin, shredded

½ cup chopped green onions

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 cups chicken broth

1 cup sour cream ¾ cup minced onion
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese

4 oz chopped green chilies ¼ cup butter

¼ cup all purpose flour Vegetable oil for frying


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat, and then fry the tortillas on 5 seconds per side until they are pliable. Do them individually and add more oil as required. Drain the tortillas on paper towels and keep them warm.

Divide the chicken, onion (not green onion) and 10 oz of the cheese between the tortillas. Roll them up and place in a greased baking pan, seam side down. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until it begins to boil. Add the broth, stirring continuously.

Add the chilies and sour cream. Stir occasionally and do not let the mixture boil. Pour this mixture over the enchiladas when hot and thick. Bake the Mexican chicken enchiladas for 20 minutes then top with the rest of the cheese and bake for a further 5 minutes. Use the green onions and cilantro to garnish them. Serves 6.

T is very fond of her enchiladas and said that the filling can be variated from chicken to pork or beef and you can even filled them with vegetables and they always come out deliciously great.

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