Chicken Enchiladas Verde

The tomatillo, which means “little tomato,” is the secret to these tasty enchiladas. Use corn tortillas to make the dish even more authentic.



  • 1 roasted or rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded or cut into bite-size pieces (3 to 4 cups)
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese, or a reduced-fat blend of Jack and cheddar cheeses
  • 2/3 cup green onions, chopped, white and part of the green
  • 10 flour tortillas, (use higher-fiber tortillas to increase the fiber)
  • 5 tablespoons fat free half-and-half
  • 2 cups tomatillos, coarsely chopped (fresh or canned, drained)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2-4 ounce can green chilies, chopped (mild or hot, depending on your preference)
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with canola cooking spray.
  2. Add shredded chicken, green onions, and shredded cheese to a large mixing bowl and toss well to blend.
  3. One by one, heat tortillas in a nonstick frying pan until softened. Lay a heaping 1/3 cup of chicken down the middle of each tortilla. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of fat-free half-and-half down the center of each. Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes. Pan can be covered or uncovered – it works both ways.
  5. To make the verde sauce, add tomatillos, cilantro, and green chilies to a food processor and pulse briefly (the texture should be somewhat chunky, not pureed). Stir in the sour cream. Serve the enchiladas with a spoonful of verde sauce over the top.


Time: 45 minutes | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes:  10 enchiladas | Calories 275 | Fat 9g | Protein 20.5g | Dietary Fiber 2g





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