I am finally getting around to sharing this recipe!! It’s a crowd pleaser in our house and it’s so easy to make. I break down all the details below so you can try it at home.
For the Enchiladas
- 2 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 jar of salsa verde
- 1 bag of shredded Mexican cheese
- 1/2 can of black beans
- CORN tortillas (not flour, made that mistake before 🤣)
For the salsa
- 2 cups of grape tomatoes
- half an onion
- a bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- hot sauce (to taste)
Here’s what you do!
Slow cook or bake your chicken breasts in the salsa verde. You are going to shred the chicken so follow your normal protocol for shredding chicken. I baked mine at 375 for about 25 minutes until it wasn’t pink on the inside. I also like to put it in my instant pot!
Shred your chicken and place in a bowl. Add about 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese, take your black beans and rinse them from the gross bean juice. Add about half the can to your chicken mixture. You’ll notice it’s a little dry so grab a spoon and take out some of that yummy green salsa chicken broth that’s leftover from backing the chicken and add that until it’s moist, but not too wet with any liquid on the bottom.
Now let’s make your salsa. This is THE BEST SALSA EVER. You’re going to need a food processor or if you don’t have one, a blender. Add all of your ingredients, the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt and hot sauce and pulse it until you get your desired salsa consistency. I like mine a little chunky.
Start Rollin!! Think of enchiladas like a Mexican version of lasagna. Start rolling your chicken mixture into the corn tortillas and line them up like soldiers in your baking dish. Squeeze as many as you can in there. When you’re done, add a layer of cheese on the top of the rolls. Then spread your fresh salsa on top of the cheese and last step, add another layer of shredded cheese!
You’re going to pop this in a 400 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese on the top melts and bubbles into deliciousness. When mine come out, I usually top them with any leftover salsa I have.
DIG IN and enjoy this awesome Mexican dish! This is also a great meal to make for company, it’s easy to prepare ahead of time and then bake when your company arrives.