Mexican Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

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Another mouth watering chicken and cheese enchiladas recipe from Mexico.


Prep time › 1/4 hr
Cook time › 1/4 hr



Ingredients:

For the sauce: 
  • 1 small red onion, halved 
  • 675g tomatoes (green if possible), halved if large
  • 1 to 2 large red chillies, stemmed and de-seeded
  • 120ml chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Pinch of sugar
For the enchiladas: 
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 450g roasted chicken, shredded
  • 250g shredded mozzarella and/or mild cheddar cheese
  • 20g fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing 
  • 75g queso fresco or feta cheese, crumbled


Cooking Directions: 
  1. Preheat the grill. Slice half of the onion into thin rings and set aside.
  2. Place the other onion half, tomatoes and chillies on a foil-lined baking sheet and grill until the vegetables are soft and slightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes, turning as needed.
  3. Transfer the vegetables and any liquid to a blender, add the stock and puree.
  4. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the sugar. 
  5. Meanwhile, stack the tortillas, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave just until warm and soft, 1 minute; keep covered.
  6. Toss the chicken with 200g shredded cheese in a bowl.
  7. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla.
  8. Add a few coriander leaves and roll up.
  9. Place the tortillas side by side in a lightly oiled 23 x 33cm baking dish and brush with the 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  10. Grill until crisp and golden, 3 minutes.
  11. Pour the tomatillo sauce over the tortillas and top with the remaining 50g shredded cheese.
  12. Place under grill and leave until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  13. Garnish with the onion rings, queso fresco and any remaining coriander.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving):
  • Calories 626
  • Fat 32 g (Saturated 13 g)
  • Cholesterol 98 mg
  • Sodium 1,056 mg
  • Carbohydrate 46 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Protein 47 g


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