Encilantrada De Pollo/Envueltos

A semi-spicy chicken dish that is served with Mexican rice and beans. This I usually prepare into envueltos (a soft taco). I sauté corn tortillas (soft not crunchy like a taco shell) and spoon the encilantrada mixture onto the tortillas, roll it up and top it with crema Mexicana and crumbled white Mexican white cheese. I prefer chicken thighs, but you may use chicken breasts if you prefer white meat or a whole chicken. This recipe feeds at least 8 persons 3-4 envueltos each. The cooking time for the chicken is usually 30 minutes. Please remember that additional time is needed to debone and dice the chicken. The salsa verde I use is Herdez, the taste compares to fresh.

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  • In a large pot, add chicken salt and pepper cook till done (saving the chicken stock), remove skin, debone and dice. Sauté onion and minced cilantro (coriander) on low-medium heat for about 3 minutes or till onion gets slightly golden. Add minced garlic last (garlic flavor gets tarty if sauteed too long) and sauté one more minute. Add the cans of Herdez salsa verde and chicken stock, cook on low to medium heat for 5-8 minutes. Add the diced chicken and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Sauté corn tortillas in oil on medium heat about 6 seconds on each side till soft, spoon encilantrada onto tortilla roll it up and top with crema mexicana and white Mexican cheese. Serve with Mexican rice and beans.
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"A semi-spicy chicken dish that is served with Mexican rice and beans. This I usually prepare into envueltos (a soft taco). I sauté corn tortillas (soft not crunchy like a taco shell) and spoon the encilantrada mixture onto the tortillas, roll it up and top it with crema Mexicana and crumbled white Mexican white cheese. I prefer chicken thighs, but you may use chicken breasts if you prefer white meat or a whole chicken. This recipe feeds at least 8 persons 3-4 envueltos each. The cooking time for the chicken is usually 30 minutes. Please remember that additional time is needed to debone and dice the chicken. The salsa verde I use is Herdez, the taste compares to fresh."
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  1. tx_gemini_607
    I love, love this recipe. My mother would make this dish a lot and I love all the ingredients in this dish. Taste just like my mothers. I know its simple enough to put together but I needed to see it in black and white in order to put it all together. I also serve this with steamed white rice or mexican rice or with a bowl of drunken beans. So damn delicious that I could eat this every day for weeks!
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  2. Chef Lerouquinne
    A semi-spicy chicken dish that is served with Mexican rice and beans. This I usually prepare into envueltos (a soft taco). I sauté corn tortillas (soft not crunchy like a taco shell) and spoon the encilantrada mixture onto the tortillas, roll it up and top it with crema Mexicana and crumbled white Mexican white cheese. I prefer chicken thighs, but you may use chicken breasts if you prefer white meat or a whole chicken. This recipe feeds at least 8 persons 3-4 envueltos each. The cooking time for the chicken is usually 30 minutes. Please remember that additional time is needed to debone and dice the chicken. The salsa verde I use is Herdez, the taste compares to fresh.
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