Chicken Enchiladas Verdes


I used several chicken enchilada recipes and made up my own! We just started growing tomatillos and are finding many ways to use them!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 casserole


  • 2 pounds tomatillos, husked and cut in half

  • 2 bunches green onions, ends trimmed

  • 5 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded

  • 4 cloves garlic, or more to taste

  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine tomatillos, green onions, jalapeno peppers, and garlic together in a baking dish.

  3. Roast vegetables in the preheated oven until softened and fragrant, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C)

  4. Pour roasted vegetables, cilantro, chicken stock, lime juice, and salt into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until a smooth salsa consistency is reached.

  5. Place 6 tortillas, overlapping, in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover tortillas with 1/2 the chicken. Top chicken with 1/2 the mozzarella cheese and pour 1/2 the salsa over the cheese. Repeat layering process with remaining tortillas, chicken, mozzarella cheese, and salsa. Sprinkle crumbled queso fresco over the top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
18g Fat
33g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 858mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 589mg 45%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 818mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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