When you need something simple to make on the weekend or a night when you don’t feel like doing too much cooking, you might like this green chicken enchilada recipe. Let’s get started with the ingredients.
For the enchiladas:
- Lime wedges (to garnish)
- One can of drained and rinsed black beans
- Half a cup of crumbled cotija cheese
- A teaspoon of cumin
- A cup of grated Monterey Jack cheese
- Half a cup of chicken stock
- A shredded rotisserie chicken with the skin discarded
- Ten to twelve six-inch corn tortillas
- A ¼ bunch of cilantro leaves (to garnish)
For the green sauce:
- Half a cup of heavy cream
- A pound of husked, rinsed and halved tomatillos
- Half a bunch of cilantro
- Half of a peeled and roughly chopped red onion
- A pair of juiced limes (one of them zested)
- Three peeled garlic cloves
- Half of a sliced jalapeño
To prepare the green sauce, simply add the lime zest and juice, tomatillos, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and onion into the carafe of a blender and blend until smooth. Place the mixture in a bowl and whisk in the heavy cream, seasoning with salt and pepper. You can now set that aside.
For the enchiladas, begin by heating your oven to 350 degrees. Grab a small saucepan and add the chicken stock, black beans, and cumin to a simmer. Use salt and pepper for seasoning and then mash the beans until they’re smooth but chunky. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Set down a tortilla on a cutting board and add a spoonful of the black bean mixture in the center, topping it off with some of the shredded rotisserie chicken. Roll up the tortilla and place it seam side down in a baking dish, preferably one that’s 9×13 inches. Repeat these steps for the rest of the tortillas.
Grab the green sauce you set aside and pour it over the tortillas before sprinkling them with some of the Monterey Jack cheese. Throw it in the oven and bake for about twenty minutes until the chicken is warm and the cheese has started to melt and bubble. Take it out the oven and allow the mixture to cool a little before garnishing with the cotija cheese, lime wedges, and cilantro.
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