Mexican Enchiladas Suizas


Corn tortillas are filled with shredded chicken and baked in a creamy green tomatillo sauce. The 'suizas' sauce is Spanish for 'Swiss,' a nod to its creaminess.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


Salsa Suiza:

  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed

  • 1 large slice of onion

  • 4 green serrano chiles, or to taste

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup shredded Chihuahua cheese

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules, or to taste


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded

  • 1 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese


  1. Line a griddle or large frying pan with aluminum foil. Heat over medium-high heat. Add tomatillos, onion, chiles, and garlic. Grill until charred, 7 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally to cook evenly. Allow vegetables to cool slightly.

  2. Transfer grilled vegetables to a blender with water, cream and 1/2 cup Chihuahua cheese; blend until smooth. Season with chicken bouillon granules; add additional water to thin sauce, if necessary,

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Heat a small drizzle of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry tortillas in hot oil for a few seconds, one by one, until soft but not crispy. Add more oil as needed. Place cooked tortillas on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

  5. Pour 1/3 the sauce into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Fill tortillas with equal amounts of shredded chicken, roll up, and arrange in a single layer over the sauce. Pour remaining sauce on top and cover with remaining 1 cup mild Cheddar cheese.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

655 Calories
42g Fat
50g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 655
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 401mg 31%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* 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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