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Chicken Enchiladas - Salsa Verde Style

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These Chicken Verde Enchiladas are fresh and perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of "kick". They hit the spot when you're in the mood for Mexican food. Perfect with a margarita!
Ingredients
  Chicken breast 4 Medium, boneless, skinless
  Cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Pepper jack 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Cojito cheese 250 Gram
  Corn tortilla 12 Medium
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm), roughly chopped
  Yellow onion/White onion 1⁄4 Medium, chopped
  Green chili 5 Tablespoon, diced
  Chile verde enchilada sauce 10 Ounce
  Herdes brand chile verde salsa 6 Ounce
  Bay leaves 3 Medium
  Pepper corn 7 Medium
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
  Chipotle chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Bring large saucepan of water, bay leaves and peppercorns to a rolling boil.
2. Add chicken to boiling water and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness of meat)– until meat is cooked through.
3. Remove chicken from water, ensure bay leaves and peppercorns are removed.
4. Put cooked chicken in a large mixing bowl and shredby pulling it apart using two forks pulling against each other.
5. Once chicken is shredded, spice and toss it well with salt,pepper, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and chipotle powder.
6. Add diced green chilies, diced onion, and ¾ of the chopped cilantro (save ¼ cilantro to sprinkle on top when plating/serving cooked enchiladas).
7. Incorporate 1 ½ cups shredded cheese into meat mixture and combine (save balance of shredded cheese to put on top of enchiladas before baking).
8. Soften corn tortillas by sliding them into and quickly out of a shallow saucepan of sizzling water.
9. Once tortilla is softened, fill with chicken mixture, roll and place enchilada at far end of 9x12 baking dish.
10. Repeat until dish is full,fitting 6-8 enchiladas in the pan.
11. Cover enchiladas with approx. ½ can of Herdes Salsa Verde(spicy) plus ½ can of Verde Enchilada sauce (mild).
12. Enchiladas should be covered, but not “soaked” in sauce (otherwise they willbe too gooey).
13. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over top and bake for 20-25minutes in hot, 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and meat inside is piping hot.

SERVING
14. Serve warm.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Enchilada
Interest: 
Gourmet
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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