Enchiladas Verdes

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3serrano peppers
  • 2 ¼ pounds small green tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 9corn tortillas
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • ½store-bought rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded
  • ¼ head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Mexican crema, crema fresca
  • 1 cup grated cotija cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cover a large griddle with aluminum foil and preheat to medium-high.

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  • Step 2

    Cook the garlic, serrano peppers, and tomatillos on the hot griddle until toasted and blackened, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes for the garlic, 10 minutes for the peppers, and 15 minutes for the tomatillos. Remove to a bowl and allow to cool.

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in a small, deep skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Using kitchen tongs, fry the tortillas individually, turning them once. They shouldn’t be in the hot oil for more than 5 seconds per side. Remove excess oil with paper towels and keep warm. Remember that the hotter the oil, the less that the tortillas will absorb.

  • Step 4

    Place the toasted garlic, serrano peppers, tomatillos, and the water in a blender and blend until smooth; pour into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Dissolve the chicken bouillon into the mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. The sauce shouldn’t be too thick.

  • Step 5

    Soak three tortillas in the sauce, one at a time, for a few seconds, fill them with shredded chicken, sprinkle the meat with some of the sauce, roll them and place them seam side down on a pasta bowl. Spoon a generous amount of sauce over them and top them with lettuce, cilantro, crema, and cotija cheese. Pour a little more sauce over the whole thing if desired. Repeat the procedure twice more. Serve immediately.

  • Editor's Note:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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