Delicious Chicken Enchiladas (With Green Sauce)

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    roasted whole chicken (either bought from the grocery store or home baked)
  • 24
    corn tortillas (I like white, use more or less depending on the chicken)
  • 28
    ounces green enchilada sauce (I use La Victoria)
  • 4
    ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 3
    cups Mexican blend cheese (more or less, depending how cheesy you like it)
  • 1
    teaspoon basil
  • 1
    teaspoon Mexican seasoning (use judgment since chicken sizes vary)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    cups vegetable oil (use more or less)
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DIRECTIONS

  • I HAVE TWO WAYS --
  • **********The First way**********.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Shred chicken into a medium sized bowl (This is probably my least favorite thing to do).
  • Add Mexican seasoning, salt and pepper, basil, and green chiles to shredded chicken.
  • Place oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Place 3 tortillas on a paper towel, place in microwave for 20 sec.
  • Immediately, start putting the chicken mixture into the tortilla, roll up, place in oil.
  • Flip over when one side is light brown.
  • Remove from skillet, tilt the rolled tortilla to drain excess oil onto paper towel, place in large pan.
  • Repeat process until all the chicken is gone.
  • Empty the entire Green Sauce on top of the rolled tortillas.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover entire pan. (I like mine SUPER cheesy!).
  • Lightly season with mexican seasoning.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cheese should be bubbling and lightly browned.
  • *******The Second Way*******.
  • This method entirely omits the oil and frying.
  • Grease the bottom of the baking pan with Pam.
  • Place 8 corn tortillas on the bottom of the pan.
  • Place half of the chicken mixture on top of that.
  • Pour between 1/4 to 1/2 of the green sauce can onto the mixture.
  • Place 8 more tortillas on top.
  • Place remaining chicken on top of that.
  • Pour rest of the green sauce.
  • Cover with cheese and season with Mexican seasoning.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cheese should be bubbling and lightly browned.
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