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Enchiladas Verdes



-1 1/2 lb chicken breast

-1/4 onion white or yellow onion, chopped

-1 clove garlic, smashed

-1 tsp salt


-2 1/2 lbs tomatillos, rinsed and husks removed

-2 jalapenos, stems removed and seeded

-4 cloves garlic, smashed

-1/2 yellow onion, chopped

-1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and chopped, stems included

-1/3 cup mint, rinsed and packed tight

-1/2 cup cooking liquid

-1/2 Tbsp cumin

-2 tsp salt

-1 Tbsp peanut oil


-12 corn tortillas

-2 Tbsp peanut oil (plus more if needed)

-3/4 cup Sour Cream

-1/2 cup Cotija cheese or Queso Fresco



-Preheat oven to 375

-Put chicken in a pot and cover with water. Add garlic, onion and salt and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, drain water and let chicken cool before shredding.

-Remove husks from tomatillos and stem and seed jalapenos. Put them in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until the tomatillos are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain, reserving 1/2 a cup of cooking liquid.

-Remove Tomatillos and Jalapenos to the blender (use a sloted spoon or tongs). In batches, add garlic, onion, cilantro, mint, cumin and cooking liquid (in a regular sized blender, you can probably do it in two). Blend until the salsa verde is pureed.

-Heat oil in a skillet on medium. Add salsa to skillet and cook for 10 minutes until thickened. Add salt if necessary. You should have about 4 cups of salsa.

-To soften tortillas: heat 2 Tbsp oil in a skillet on medium. Add 1 tortilla and cook for about 15 seconds on each side. Use tongs to flip. Transfer softened tortilla to a paper towel to drain oil. Repeat with each tortilla adding oil as needed.

-Layer enchiladas in a casserole dish in the following order: 4 tortillas, chicken, sour cream, salsa verde. 4 tortillas, chicken, sour cream, salsa verde. 4 tortillas, salsa verde, Cotija and/or Queso Fresco.

-Bake for 35 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Makes 6 servings.

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