Authentic Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

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  1. In a saucepan, combine chicken breast with chicken broth, one quarter onion, a clove of garlic, and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil, and then boil for 20 minutes. Reserve broth, set chicken aside to cool, and discard onion and garlic. When cool enough to handle, shred chicken with your hands.
  2. Place tomatillos and serrano chiles in a pot with water, enough to cover them. Bring to boil, and continue boiling until tomatillos turn a different shade of green (from bright green to a dull, army green). Strain tomatillos and chiles, and place in a blender with another quarter piece of onion, 1 clove garlic, and a pinch of salt. Pour in reserved chicken broth, so that liquid just covers the veggies in the blender by about an inch. Blend all ingredients until they are completely pureed. Pour salsa in a medium saucepan, and bring to a low boil.
  3. Pour oil in a frying pan, and allow to get very hot. Slightly fry tortillas one by one in hot oil, setting each on a paper towel afterwards to soak some of the oil. Finally, dip slightly fried tortillas in low-boiling green salsa, until tortillas become soft again. Place on plates, 3 per person.
  4. Fill or top tortillas with shredded chicken, then extra green sauce. Top with crumbled cheese, chopped onion, and chopped cilantro.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 443.29 Kcal (1856 kJ)
Calories from fat 229.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.46g 39%
Cholesterol 24.12mg 8%
Sodium 1922.18mg 80%
Potassium 659.72mg 14%
Total Carbs 44.77g 15%
Sugars 7.29g 29%
Dietary Fiber 7.56g 30%
Protein 12.6g 25%
Vitamin C 27.9mg 46%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 258.3mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 112.3 Kcal (470 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.45g 39%
Cholesterol 6.11mg 8%
Sodium 486.94mg 80%
Potassium 167.13mg 14%
Total Carbs 11.34g 15%
Sugars 1.85g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1.92g 30%
Protein 3.19g 25%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 46%
Iron 0.5mg 11%
Calcium 65.4mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.2
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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