3 cups green enchilada sauce
12 small corn tortillas, lightly fried
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pan fried until cooked through
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded Taco blend Monterey jack cheese
1 cup sliced scallions
1/2 cup sliced or chopped black olives (OPTIONAL)
1/4 cup FRESH chopped cilantro
Crumbled queso fresco or Cotija cheese
lime wedges

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Spray a 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Heat butter in large skillet until melted.
  • GENEROUSLY season to taste the chicken breasts with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Add chicken breasts to skillet, searing 3-4 minutes on both sides until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken, reserving drippings. Add a small amount of avocado oil as necessary.
  • Cool chicken slightly and shred into pieces.
  • Add the tortillas to the skillet in a single layer and fry until crisp, allowing to dry on paper towels.
  • Pour verde sauce in shallow bowl.
  • Pour 1/2 cup sauce on bottom of baking dish.
  • Dip four of the tortillas in sauce and place in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Top with half of the shredded chicken and about half of the shredded cheese, about half of the scallions and olives if using. Sprinkle a pinch of the cilantro on top.
  • Dip four more tortillas in enchilada sauce and layer onto the chicken.
  • Top with the remaining chicken, and most of the remaining cheese, olives, and scallions and another pinch of cilantro, saving a small amount of each for garnish. Set that aside.
  • Top with remaining tortillas.
  • Drizzle remaining verde sauce over top.
  • Bake 20 minutes until warmed through and bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining chopped cilantro, scallions, queso fresco.
  • Serve with sour cream and lime wedges.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

I love enchiladas verde! I made some years ago when I was learning to cook and was hooked! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

Esme Slabbert

WOW, something I have never tried before and we love chicken, so I need to give this a try.
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