Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas is one of my familys favorites!
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas is one of my familys favorites! | Source
Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce has a wonderful flavor.
Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce has a wonderful flavor. | Source

One of My Husband's Favorites!

The following recipe is made with Old El Paso canned, mild green chili sauce. It has the wonderful, earthy taste of the Anaheim pepper without being overly hot. If the sauce is too hot for your taste, you can dilute it with about ¼ to ½ a can of cream of chicken soup, depending on how hot you like it. It still has the green chili taste, but not as hot. These are wonderful enchiladas and are easy to make. The following recipe makes 6 enchiladas.


Cooked Chicken Breast
Cooked Chicken Breast | Source
Fry corn tortillas lightly.
Fry corn tortillas lightly. | Source
Grated cheddar-jack cheese.
Grated cheddar-jack cheese. | Source

Ingredients

2 large chicken breast, cooked

1 cup stewed tomatoes, drained

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

1 cup chopped onions

1 can Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Sauce

¼ to ½ can condensed cream of chicken soup, optional

½ cup cooking oil, your choice, I use Canola Oil

6 corn tortillas

2 cups shredded colby cheese,I normally use colby/jack cheese, your choice

Square casserole dish


Chicken with Diced Stewed Tomatoes
Chicken with Diced Stewed Tomatoes | Source

Directions

Cut the cooked chicken into bite size pieces and tear it apart to shred it. Place in a skillet on medium low heat.

Add the stewed tomatoes, garlic salt and chopped onions and simmer. Wisk together the green enchilada sauce and the ½ can of cream of chicken soup. (Use less soup for more heat.) Add ¼ cup of this mixture to the chicken and tomatoes mixture, mix well and leave simmering on low heat.

Take about 1 tablespoon of this mixture and smear around in the bottom of the casserole dish.


Enchiladas place in baking dish.
Enchiladas place in baking dish. | Source

Put the oil into a skillet on medium high, when the oil is hot, place tortillas in oil one at a time. Fry lightly, don’t let it get crisp. As you take a tortilla out of the oil, place it on a paper towel to drain. Now lay the tortilla on a plate and spoon chicken mixture into the middle, add some cheese and roll up. Now place that into the casserole dish.


Enchiladas with grated cheese.
Enchiladas with grated cheese. | Source

Once you have all the enchiladas rolled up, pour the remaining sauce over the top and add the remaining grated cheese.

Bake on 425 degrees, just until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy! I usually serve with home made Spanish rice and refried beans. Add some tortilla chips and sliced avocado and you have a wonderful meal in about 30 minutes.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Patsy! We love these and they are pretty quick and easy. I hope you enjoy them! :)


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Patsybell 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Voted up and useful. I love chicken enchilada be cause they are quick and easy. I almost always have these ingreients in the kitchen.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Phyllis! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you enjoy my recipe, it is one of my favorites! Have a great day! :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Susan! I do love my Mexican food. Hubby swears I must be part Mexican. Thank you for your kind comment and all your support! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Oh! I must try this recipe -- I love Mexican foods and this weekend will follow your recipe. Thank you for sharing this.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Yum!!! Can't wait to try these. Pinning, sharing and putting your recipe on my FB page. Love all Mexican food.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello moonlake! There are so many variations you can use for recipes, to "tweak" them to your own liking. I grew up in El Paso, Texas and every Sunday, as a young teen-ager, I ate dinner with my Mexican friend's family. I think I try to get my recipes as close to those delicious meals as possible. Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate all your support! Have a wonderful day! :)


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

This recipe sounds good made a little different than mine but I think I would like it. Voted up.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Peggy! I grew up in El Paso, Texas, so I was practically raised on Mexican food. I could eat it every day. These are my all time favorite enchiladas. Try the green chile sauce, if you like green chiles, I think you will love this! thanks for the comment and votes, I appreciate ALL your support! Have a great day! :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

We love Mexican food and this recipe will have to be made soon. I have made similar sounding enchiladas using the canned green chiles but not the enchilada sauce. Thanks for your recipe and your photos. Up, useful and will share.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Mhatter! I would say "destiny" too! It's a great tasting Mexican dish and you can make it as hot as you like by adjusting the amount of soup you add to the green chile enchilada sauce. I hope you give it a try! Thanks for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! Adios! :)


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

I just logged in and this picture was staring me in the face. I am a Mexican food nut. Destiny I'd say.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Again Au fait! :) These green chile chicken enchiladas are really easy to make. Plus, you can make them as hot as you want by changing the amount of soup you add to the green enchilada sauce. Some like it hot! Thank you for your votes and share, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

I love enchiladas and used to make them from a kit I bought at the grocery store. With this recipe I'll be able to make them without the kit. Looks yummy, and I know from experience it is!

Voted up, useful, and shared.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Jag72707! I'm so glad you enjoyed my enchiladas. Thank you for stopping in and letting me know, I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day! :)


Jag72707 4 years ago

Made these tonight and they were delicious!!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Carol. This is one of my husband favorite dishes. I had not had Green Enchiladas since I was a teen-ager in Texas. When I first made them, they were too hot for us, then I added the soup to the mixture and now we eat them often. I hope you and your husband enjoy them! Thank you for your read and comment. Have a wonderful day! (smile)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I remember this recipe or one similar from several years ago. Actually more than that. But this one has a new twist. My husband loves Mexican food so I will definitely have to try this one.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Carol! Thank you so much for your very kind commnent. I hope you do enjoy them, they are really good! Have a great day!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I am ready to try this immediately. It sounds and looks absolutely delicious. Your pictures are lovely and appetizing. Thanks for a great hub,


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Christy! These enchiladas are really soooo good! I could eat them once a week. Hmmm, I think I'm due, have to put enchilada sauce on my grocery list. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day! :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a nicely composed hub. Now I am hungry hehe..


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Senoritaa. This recipe is very easy. I buy the Old El Paso mild green chile sauce at Wal-Mart and everything else should be easy to find. If you try it, I think you will like it. Thank you for visiting my hubs and commenting, It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Oh I love Mexican, but never tried my hands on it. This one looks doable. Will try for sure.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Maddie! Thanks for reading my recipe. I hope you enjoy! Have a great day! :)


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA

It's decided! Thursday this week is going to be enchilada night!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello FordeAhern. Thank you for reading my hub. I hope you enjoy my green chile enchiladas, they are one of my husband's favorites. Thank ou for voting and bookmarking, it is always appreciated! :)


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FordeAhern 4 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

It looks lovely I will have to make it, thank you. Bookmark, voted up and useful


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello LaThing! Thank you for stopping by. This is really very good and fairly easy to make too. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for sharing, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Brett! If you like your Mexican food hot, don't add any soup to the green chile sauce, it will be hot! You may even add some canned, sliced green chiles to the chicken mixture. Thank you for your comment, vote and share! You know it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Have to make it, it looks so tempting! Wonderful recipe.

Thanks, sharing!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Looks delicious. I love Mexican food, the hotter the better! lol

Up, useful and SHARING.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Maddie. I love enchiladas too and these are my favorites! I hope you try them, I think you will like them. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my hub, it is greatly appreciated. Have a great day!:)


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I love enchiladas. I haven't made them for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello vespawoolf! When we lived in El Paso, we had a small vacation place in New Mexico, that's where we would get out green chiles. I have always loved them. I hope you like these enchiladas, they are one of my favorites! Thank you for visiting my hub and your kind comments. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Rusticliving. I love Mexican food too and this has always been one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for visiting and your kind comments! Have a great day! :)


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

My in-laws live in New Mexico where most every dish contains either red or green chiles. I love chiles and I love enchiladas, so this recipe looks divine. Thank you for sharing it!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

oooooooooo Yum Yum Yum!. I love Mexican food..and enchiladas are my most favorite in the whole wide world! :) Definitely bookmarking this one and trying it this weekend! Great Job! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi rebecca! It really is good, I made this night before last. It's not too hot and really has a good flavor. Thank you for visiting here. Have a great night! :)


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This dish looks and sounds really really good! Thanks!

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