Delicious variation of traditional chicken enchiladas. I like to make the tomatillo salsa and tortillas from scratch! We cook up the chicken on the grill for less mess. My hubby's favorite dish!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
20 mins
1 hr 50 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Tomatillo Salsa:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Season chicken with cayenne, salt, and black pepper.

  • Place chicken on the preheated grill and cook until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to a plate and shred using 2 forks.

  • Combine tomatillos, serrano peppers, vinegar, water, onion, garlic, and salt in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tomatillos are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and chill in an ice bath until cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Add cilantro and lime juice. Blend salsa thoroughly using an immersion blender.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix shredded chicken, cream cheese, 4 ounces Mexican cheese, sour cream, 1/2 cup salsa, onion, and cayenne pepper together in a medium bowl.

  • Pour just enough salsa into a 9x13-inch baking pan to thinly cover the bottom. Place a heaping spoonful of filling into each tortilla, roll, and place into the pan. Try to keep them from touching. Top with remaining salsa and Mexican cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

All ingredients were averaged, I don't measure exact when I cook! Feel free to adjust what makes it great for you!

You can use homemade or store-bought tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

657 calories; protein 34.3g 69% DV; carbohydrates 43g 14% DV; fat 38.7g 60% DV; cholesterol 133.4mg 45% DV; sodium 969.6mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Yum! I made as written other than using about 2/3 of a bunch of cilantro. I found the spiciness level to be perfect but my family thought it was a little too spicy- seeding the serranos would help with this if you're sensitive to spice. In the future if I made this I would cut the vinegar a little- a little too tangy for my taste but still yummy. This sauce smelled fabulous!! Read More