Best Chicken Enchiladas

I just wanted to post these delicious verde shredded chicken enchiladas. I had a serious craving for Mexican food last night and went into my recipe repertoire and whipped these babies up…. I have been making these for years! Simply so good! If you want to wow people and seem authentic… Make these!




Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

First, poach your chicken (1 lb skinless, boneless breast) in 1 quart chicken stock for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, drain and then shred.

Chop up 5 scallions, 1 jalapeño, and a handful of cilantro.

Pour some olive oil in a pan and sauté your veggies for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add your shredded chicken and 1 (12 oz) can green enchilada sauce. Simmer until heated through.

In a large rectangular baking dish put some green enchilada sauce on the bottom (spread evenly)

Next heat up remaining 2 (12 oz) cans green enchilada sauce in a microwave safe bowl until warm. Take a corn tortilla, dip in warmed sauce, spoon 1/8 th of chicken and veggie mix in tortilla and roll up. Repeat this 8 times.

Pour any remaining sauce over the enchiladas and top with shredded cheddar cheese.



Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Plate and top with salsa, sour cream and guacamole!



I am keeping this short and sweet as I am getting ready to travel up north to spend time with my wonderful family for Christmas! So excited!

By the way I made 8 of these… Had two for dinner and then portioned and froze the rest. Perfect healthy Mexican meals to come for me!

12 thoughts on “Best Chicken Enchiladas

  1. And Lenny did go to Amsterdam I put her on the plane today at 4 o’clock Krista

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  2. Yes yes yes krista

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  3. Hi Krista, Love your blogs! YOU have been here & everywhere! So fun to keep up with you. I will definitely make this one!!! I am kind of a lazy cook lately! Doing a lot of baking the past couple days! So far 15 Pumpkin ! Enjoy a wonderful trip back to Sac!!! YOU All will have so much fun! So happy we shared “time” with you too…..we froze one of the pumpkin bread & just ate it a few days ago!!! DELICIOUS…..

    Love you very much! MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    xxoo Gpa Tom & Bama


  4. Looks Yummy..can’t wait to try your recipe and I’m glad that I can freeze some too! Can’t wait to see you ….safe travels!
    xoxo and a wink! Aunt Jenny


  5. These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing. Have a very Merry Christmas Krista!


  6. So glad you made it Krista and now we get to make it and have some too. Looks delicious and so healthy!


  7. Dear Krista , Thank you for sharing another wonderful recipe . I can’t wait to make them ! Many Christmas blessings to you Krista . Your enthusiasm and passion for life is inspiring to all . XO, Tierney


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