Saturday, September 27, 2008

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

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Yum yum yum! I have made a lot of Mexican recipes, but this is one of my favorites. This has a green verdes sauce that is spicy and delicious. Boiling the chicken in chicken broth makes it seem even more "chickeny" in flavor. This is a great recipe! If you love cheese, you MUST try this just for the queso fresco. It's my favorite cheese--and that's saying a lot. It just tastes so fresh!


2 bone-in chicken breast halves (I just use chicken breasts)
2 cups of chicken broth (I use 2 cans--there is no way 2 cups can cover the chicken breasts)
1/4 white onion
1 clove of garlic
2 teaspoons of salt (optional)
1 pound of tomatillos, husks removed (with the other vegetables, they're small and round and have green husks on them)
5 serrano peppers (Whoa, whoa, whoa. I have no idea how hot this recipe would be with 5. I use 1 pepper. Buy 3 and blend one at a time to get the right spicyness for you.)
1 pinch of salt
12 tortillas
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of crumbled queso fresco
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped


1. Cover the chicken breasts, 1/4 onion, peeled clove of garlic, and salt with chicken broth and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is done. Set aside until cool, and then shred the chicken. Reserve the chicken broth.

2. While the chicken is boiling, put serrano peppers and tomatillos in a saucepot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and boil until the tomatillos change from bright green to a dull, army green.

3. Put the tomatillos and serrano pepper(s) to taste in a blender. Add in another 1/4 onion, 1 clove of peeled garlic, and pour in the chicken broth until it's about an inch over the vegetables. Puree until blended.

4. At this point, the recipe says to fry the tortillas in an frying pan and then dip in the tomatillo sauce. I've never done this. I just put the shredded chicken, sauce, queso, and chopped onion in the tortilla, then set my oven to 350 and cook for about 15 minutes in the oven again, until the queso is slightly melted and the chicken is heated through again.

5. Serve and enjoy!

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