Stacked Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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It’s no secret that I love Mexican food – especially when it’s full of fresh ingredients and bright, citrusy flavors – so it’s no wonder that these stacked enchiladas, drenched in fresh salsa verde, are right up my alley!

This recipe comes from Lynsey Lou, who I was paired up with for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. I’m completely smitten with Lynsey’s blog! Her photos are gorgeous and her recipes are all mouth-watering. I had a hard time picking what I wanted to make and almost went for the Bacon Avocado and Egg sandwiches , Lemon Balsamic Pasta Salad, or Caribbean Jerk Salmon Bowls but Shawn snapped me back to reality and asked me to make the enchiladas. (It shouldn’t have surprised me considering the “stacked enchilada incident of 2002” when I made him trade his insanely good restaurant special for my lackluster pasta primavera. I owe him, big time. Still.)

Anyway, I’m really glad that I made these because they’re fabulous! The fresh tomatillo salsa really gives them a ton of fresh flavor. They’re a little time consuming but not difficult at all and the recipe makes a ton. They’d be great for feeding a crowd, but I’ve been eating leftovers all week and I’m not sick of them yet. In fact, I’m a little sad that the pan is starting to get empty!

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Stacked Chicken Enchiladas Verdes 1

Stacked Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

This recipe makes enough enchiladas to feed a crowd, but the leftovers reheat great! You can use store bough salsa verde if you really want to, but the fresh tomatillo salsa really adds a ton of flavor to the dish and is simple to make.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Lauren Keating


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 to matillos husks removed and quartered
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper quartered
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 16 white corn tortillas
  • 8 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/ s small red onion diced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 ounces feta crumbled


  • Heat oven to 400*F. Place chicken in a large stock pot and cover with water. Add salt and cover. Simmer 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. Allow chicken to cool slightly, then shred.
  • Meanwhile, add the tomatillos, garlic, onion, jalapeno, 1/2 cup cilantro, vinegar, sugar, and lime juice to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Ladle 1/2 cup of salsa into the bottoms of two small baking pans. Place a single layer of tortillas (about 2) over the salsa. Top with 1/3 of the shredded chicken and Monterrey Jack Cheese. Top with 2 tablespoons salsa and cover with an another layer of tortillas. Repeat, creating a total of 4 tortilla layers in each pan. Top with remaining salsa and Monterrey Jack.
  • Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Top with red onion, cilantro, and feta.


Adapted from Lynsey Loo.
Nutrition Facts
Stacked Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 28.6g57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on June 24th, 2013

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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11 thoughts on “Stacked Chicken Enchiladas Verdes”

  1. I’ve been on a Tex-Mex kick lately and made some enchiladas suizas not too long ago – I love your version, and intend to give it a try for sure. Tomatillo sauce is AMAZING!

  2. I love pretty much all Mexican food. Especially with salsa verde!

  3. I’ve never cooked with tomatillos but have always wanted to. This recipe might just get me there. Looks (and sounds) fantastic. Thanks for sharing with SRC!

    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  4. I am so glad you enjoyed these enchiladas! They have quickly become a favorite in our house.

  5. Those are beautiful!! Perfect, fresh meal for the summertime. Great SRC choice!!


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