Food & Wine


Nothing says "Fiesta" like a big, melty pan of enchiladas. This week, we'll share recipes for all different varieties. Today's green enchilada recipe comes from Self magazine.


1 1/2 lb bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed

2 teaspoon salt

4 cloves garlic

5 peppercorns

1 lb tomatillos (about 8), husked

2 serrano chiles

1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro

2 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup nonfat sour cream

8 corn tortillas (6 inches each)

1 1/2 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


Place chicken in a large saucepan. Add 6 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 garlic cloves and peppercorns. Boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Remove chicken. Pull meat from bones; shred; set aside. Place tomatillos and chiles in a saucepan; cover with water; boil over medium-high heat 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Transfer to a blender; add remaining 2 cloves garlic and cilantro; blend until smooth, adding liquid if necessary. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomatillo-chile puree; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until sauce reduces to about 1 cup. Reduce heat, add remaining 1 teaspoon salt and sour cream. Stir about 1 minute. Set aside.

Heat oven to 350°F. Heat a skillet over medium heat; warm tortillas 10 seconds per side. Divide shredded chicken evenly among tortillas; roll up. Spread 1/3 sauce in a 9" baking dish. Arrange enchiladas in 1 layer, seam side down. Cover with rest of sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until cheese starts to brown. Serve immediately.