Rating: 4.6 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0

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.

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prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • 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 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 20g; cholesterol 106.8mg; sodium 1063.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2020
I loved this recipe. Excellent directions. Don’t change a thing and enjoy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2021
Green Chile Chicken Casserole by Bibi ... Bibi, You have a winner here! The flavor without all the rolling is right! 'Mixed the chili powder with the 1/2c cheese; then, added to chicken so spice would be better distributed. 'Pureed the tomatillos, but other friends were left with some texture. I forgot to toast the tortillas, but still good! :o May use a slightly smaller dish next time. Thanks much! Oh, I made Habichuelas Guisadas & added cooked white rice. So good! :) Thanks to SuzyQ for her help with that! :) Update: Leftovers fit with some room to spare in a 9x5 loaf pan. 'Maybe next time, with a longer warm-up. :) This is veryyy filling —> 10-12 servings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
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
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2020
This is a delicious dish. We used actual frozen Hatch chili's and tomatillos. Will make this dish again. Read More