Going Green

Here’s a super easy weekday recipe to put that shredded rotisserie chicken to use.  This is largely based off a Food Network Magazine recipe, but I made a couple adjustments to make it even easier…like using jarred salsa in lieu of roasting your own tomatillos.  (Look for all-natural salsa brands though, with no preservatives).

Chicken Tomatillo Enchiladas

1 16 oz. jar tomatillo salsa
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (breast meat)
2 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
8 corn tortillas
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco

1. Preheat broiler.
2. In a bowl, toss shredded chicken with 2 cups of jack cheese.  Very lightly season with salt & pepper.

3. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and warm in microwave (about 1 min). Spoon chicken/cheese mixture and a few cilantro leaves into each tortilla. 

4. Roll tortillas and place seam-side down in a 9×13 baking dish. Brush with olive oil and broil until crispy (about 3 minutes).

5. Pour entire jar of tomatillo salsa over enchiladas and top with remaining jack cheese.  Return to broil until cheese is bubbly and golden (3-5 minutes). Garnish with queso fresco and cilantro to serve.

 Suggested Side
Try serving with a side salad that includes avocado,
pepitas (Trader Joe’s carries them), thin-sliced red onion, and a light vinaigrette.

Let me know how you like it!


  1. Anonymous says:

    This is my specialty, with a couple variations! Love this recipe. Costco has the best pre-cooked chicken. I vary every time. Sometimes I add some sour cream, (more calories, tho), green onions and/or olives into the mixture. I sometimes mix the Salsa Verde with (more calories), cream of mushroon/chicken soup…. But this recipe sounds devine and I think tomorrow would be a great day to make it since it is suppose to rain! Thanks, Aunt Sissy. I am so happy you are blogging since I know your passion for cooking. Sandy xoxo

  2. Sandy, I hear you! I go back & forth all the time between healthy & delicious…it takes a lot of work to make good food that isn’t totally loaded with calories. I try to find a balance. Some days are better that others. Stupid calories… thanks for the comment!!! xoxo

  3. Sparker10000 says:

    And thanks to you, I made them last night! Albeit, slightly altered due to ingredients available. So very delicious! I have a pot roast simmering now with tons of garlic and other fresh herbs. I threw in some smoked paprika for a new twist, wine AND beer….. Hope it turns out great!

  4. melissazeidan says:

    Yum!! That sounds soooo good…especially on a chilly night like tonight. I’m about to whip up some soup myself. Time change always calls for cozy meals.


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