12 Green Enchilada Recipes to Spice Up Your Dinner Routine
Make the most of leftover chicken, shrimp, pulled pork, or veggies with these comforting green enchilada recipes. Whether you prefer to make an authentic Mexican green enchilada sauce from scratch or are looking for speedy recipes that use a jar or can, we've rounded up some of our favorite green enchiladas for you to try.
Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Salsa
This creamy chicken enchilada recipe includes a spicy green sauce that's made from scratch with fresh tomatillos, serrano peppers, garlic, cilantro and lime. Top with grated cheese and bake until bubbly.
Green Sauce Enchiladas
Look no further for a super easy, very cheesy enchilada recipe made with cooked chicken, canned corn, and prepared green enchilada sauce. "Not only was this delicious it was easy to make! Not a combination you find often when cooking!" says reviewer cookingmama.
Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas
A cheesy spinach and shrimp filling is spooned into tortillas, and doused with a fresh tomatillos, green onions, and jalapeno enchilada sauce. Top filled tortillas with dollops of sour cream and some hot green pepper sauce, if desired.
Sweet Pork Enchiladas
Tender pulled pork is blended with green chile sauce, brown sugar, black beans and cilantro for a refreshing change to your typical enchiladas. Reviewer yorkielover gave this recipe 5 stars: "Love this recipe! It is now my go-to for enchiladas."
Authentic Enchiladas Verdes
With hundreds of 5 star reviews, this authentic, restaurant-worthy enchilada dish is guaranteed to please! Simply dip lightly fried tortillas in a warm, homemade green sauce to soften, then fill and top them with shredded chicken, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro.
Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas
Try this popular enchilada dish made with marinated cooked chicken and a can of green enchilada sauce. "Hands down...the BEST enchiladas I've ever tasted!" says reviewer Jennifer Ryan, "They are savory and a little sweet. Everyone that tried them loved them even my picky kids!"
Mexican Enchiladas Suizas
Learn how to make a creamy salsa suiza with grilled tomatillos, chile peppers, garlic, heavy cream and Mexican Chihuahua cheese in this homemade chicken enchilada recipe.
Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chile Sauce
Home cook naples34102 couldn't praise this fuss-free creamy green enchilada recipe enough: "Outstanding! My dinner guest, a die hard red enchilada sauce fan, was swept away by these enchiladas and proclaimed these her new favorite (me too). Just delicious!"
Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas
If you're looking for a chicken enchilada dish that's super easy to prep, try this extra cheesy layered version made with green chiles and green enchilada sauce. Roasted and peeled Hatch chile peppers can be used in place of the diced green chiles.
Bountiful Garden Zucchini Enchiladas
Deliciously filling vegetarian enchiladas made with chile-spiced zucchini and a creamy green chile sauce. Serve hot and garnish with extra grated cheese and chopped tomatoes. It's easy to vary the type of vegetables you use -- mushrooms and bell peppers are both good substitutes.
You're gonna love every bite of this hearty chicken enchilada dish that originates from Central Mexico. Corn tortillas are loaded with shredded chicken, and topped with a generous portion of a homemade spicy green sauce. Top with sliced lettuce, cilantro, Cotija cheese, and extra sauce, if you like.
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
Recipe creator baumanns created this incredibly tasty jalapeno cream cheese and shredded chicken enchilada dish after eating something similar in her local Mexican restaurant. "I get nothing but rave reviews from people who try it!" she says, "Give it a whirl... I promise your taste buds won't regret it!"