enchiladas verdes in a baking dish
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Weeknight Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

These Weeknight Enchiladas Verdes are made with chicken and covered in an easy tomatillo salsa verde. Baked to perfection, they make a great dinner and tasty leftovers that everyone will be excited to eat. It's a favorite authentic recipe that happens to be gluten free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5 servings (2 enchiladas each)
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


For the chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs (or pre-cooked shredded chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime

For the enchiladas

  • 2 cups Easy Salsa Verde recipe (or store bought salsa verde)
  • 10 corn tortillas (soft flour tortillas can also be used)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • optional toppings: diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions for topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice chicken breast or thighs into thin strips.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, olive oil, cumin, oregano, onion powder, sea salt and lime juice.
  • Place seasoned chicken onto a large baking sheet and bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Warm corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften them.
  • In a 2-quart baking dish, begin to assemble the enchiladas. Spoon some of the baked chicken into a warm tortilla. Roll up like a taquito and place in baking dish, seam side down. Continue until all tortillas have been filled.
  • Pour the salsa verde evenly on top of the enchiladas. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.
  • Serve with diced tomatoes, cilantro and green onions.


To save time: use any leftover shredded chicken you have in the fridge or use a store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred it at home instead of baking your own. Season the shredded chicken as instructed in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Weeknight Enchiladas Verdes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 enchiladas)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 2enchiladas | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Potassium: 29mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 2.9mg