Enchiladas Suizas

I love mexican food.  Big shock to everyone, I know.  I came home from seeing all of my Austin cousins in San Francisco this weekend with a real craving for my favorite enchiladas suizas and while Loteria does make a great batch, I figured it was time I attempted them at home.  The results? Quick, easy, and delicious! (The perfect triple threat!)

I always put my chicken breasts in the slow-cooker in the morning if I know I am going to be using shredded chicken that night.  For this recipe, which made 10 large enchiladas, I added two chicken breasts (totally 1.5 pounds before cooking), 1 cup of salsa verde, and 1 cup of chicken broth and slow-cooked on low for 8 hours. (You can also slow-cook on high for 4 hours)

INGREDIENTS:

1 T. olive or vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onions

2 cloves minced garlic

2 finely chopped jalapenos

2 coursely shredded chicken breasts

3 cups of salsa verde (including the 1 c. to slow-cook the chicken)

1/3 c. chicken broth (+1 cup for slow-cooking the chicken)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

8 oz of shredded colby or monterrey jack cheese

10 large tortillas (I used the whole wheat and corn ones from Trader Joes)

avocado to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  On medium-low heat, heat oil then add garlic, onions, and jalapeno to a pan.  Cook until onions become transparent, about 5-10 minutes. Add shredded chicken, 1 c. salsa verde, and 1/3 c. chicken broth to the pan.  After stirring the added ingredients, cover and turn heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes.

Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with oil.  Add two spoonfuls of chicken and a little cheese to each tortilla, tightly roll them up, and place them in the pan.  Once all enchiladas are in the dish, top with a thin layer of salsa verde and remaining cheese.  Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Top with chopped avocado before serving.

This is the inevitable result:

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  1. Yummy! I need to make enchiladas soon. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  2. I will TOTALLY be making these! YUM.