I love the flavor of green enchiladas, but sometimes I don't love rolling all the tortillas, lol! Here is a casserole that gives that great, tangy flavor, but in much less time. Garnish with sour cream, if you like. Mexican rice and borracho beans are great sides for this Tex-Mex family meal.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Chop cooked chicken thighs into small pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl. Stir 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and chili powder into the chicken.

  • Combine tomatillos, chile peppers, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until pureed, about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and pulse to mix. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Cut tortillas in half and place directly on the hot oven racks. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully remove tortillas and set aside.

  • Place 1 cup of the green sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer 1/2 of the tortillas over the sauce. Add 1/2 of the chicken mixture. Spoon 1/2 of the remaining green sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle on 1/2 of the remaining cheese. Repeat the layers of tortillas, chicken mixture, green sauce, and cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

420.4 calories; protein 33.1g 66% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 106.8mg 36% DV; sodium 1063.8mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I loved this recipe. Excellent directions. Don’t change a thing and enjoy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this lonely recipe needed more reviews so here it is.. This was so good! What a nice weeknight meal, full of flavor.. I agree with the other reviewer, don’t change a thing! Except maybe more cheese if you like ooooey goooey, personally I like A LOT of cheese but still delicious as written.. thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a delicious dish. We used actual frozen Hatch chili's and tomatillos. Will make this dish again. Read More