Roasted chicken rolled in corn tortillas and smothered with tangy salsa verde and melted Oaxaca cheese.
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If you can't find tomatillos you can substitute with green tomatoes. Add a dash of lemon juice to compensate for the lack of tartness.
You could even use regular plum tomatoes and a dash of lemon juice.
Even cape gooseberries would work, as they are related to tomatillos http://rouxbe.com/drilldowns/220.
Not sure that the color would be that pretty though.
Many enchiladas are made using red salsa, so you could even try Rouxbe's salsa borracha http://rouxbe.com/recipes/232/preview
You can use Salsa Roja to make enchiladas Rojas, their flavor is very different from the Tomatillos but it is still amazing. For this kind of enchiladas Rojas the best filling for the tortillas would be fresh cheese with diced onions. The mixing of the Red salsa with the cheese taste way better (in my experience) than chicken. Serve them with a little bit of Fresh creme and refried beans on the side (instead of rice) and you will have an amazingly tasting combination.
It will be good, but it won't be quite the same, I know because I have tried the canned myself. However, I did not use the canned to make enchiladas, so maybe the canned will be okay for this.
Where do you live? Maybe you could try phoning your local Mexican restaurant to see where they buy fresh tomatillos. Or they might be able to recommend (or even sell) you some fresh salsa verde.
Let me know how it turns out. Thanks dawn
I promise i will try it, but to tell you the truth my vegetarian option means chicken.
And in this case no cream, no melted cheese and no chicken, I can only say that Veggieladas Verdes should be a recipe for another planet maybe named Vegedexico.
Thanks for experimenting, that will always be exciting (in a culinary way.)
I served these enchiladas last night and they were a huge hit. The salsa verde was simple to make and I will keep some on hand for dipping or anything else that needs a bit of a kick. But I did learn that if you overheat this dish (dinner was a bit late) the corn tortillas will dry out and stick to the bottom and become very tough; they only need gentle heating. The red rice was also excellent and I will make that again as well. Great entertaining food. THANKS.
I'm suprised that tomatillos are difficult for some to find; I live in central Minnesota and always find tomatillos in my local grocery store. For those that can't find them, they are so easy to grow!
This is a very quick and easy enchiladas recipe and was a great success when I served it to guests yesterday. I did add avocados to the salsa verde and everyone loved it. I served the enchiladas with the Red Rice recipe (lots of flavor and very easy). I would definately do this again! Easy and can be prepared ahead.
It is wonderful to find these authentic Mexican recipes on your site! So many ruin the wonderful earthy and fresh flavors of Mexican food by adding or substituting ingredients that are not indigenous to the original recipes. The red enchiladas are often made with a sauce that includes ground chile ancho (thus the dark, earthy red color); the flavor is completely different, but delicious! It uses a complex procedure of passing the corn tortilla through hot oil, then dipping it in the chile ancho sauce, then passing it though the hot oil again. Shredded chicken or cheese with chopped onion can be used in both types of enchiladas.. Sergio Ivan M.,your comments are greatly appreciated. You have obviously spent some years living in Mexico! Thanks for your insight.
Hola Carla, Gracias por tu comentario. No solo vivi en Mexico si no que nací en Mexico donde fui criado en ranchos, pueblos chicos y ciudades, en todas las casas que vivi, las manos santas de mis mujeres Mexicanas (mi abuela Doña Elisa y mi Mama Doña Lupita) me enseñaron a crear la comida mas chingona del planeta.
Doña Lupita también es parte de este sitio y tiene varias recetas de salsa que son tradicionales.
Una de las cosas mas valiosas de ser immigrante en Canada, es encontrar gente que le de valor a tus tradiciones, a la experiencia y al conocimiento, eso es Rouxbe, por eso trabajo aquí.
Ojalá disfrutes ser miembro de Rouxbe y ojalá pronto veamos alguna de tus recetas en linea.
Hello Carla, Thanks for your comment. Not only lived in Mexico, I was born in Mexico as well. I was raised on ranches, small towns and cities, in every one of the houses I lived; the hands of my Mexican Holy women (my grandmother Doña Elisa and my Mama Doña Lupita) taught me to cook the greatest food on the planet. Doña Lupita is also part of this site and has several salsa recipes that are very traditional.
One of the most valuable things to be an immigrant in Canada is finding people who value your traditions, experience and knowledge, I found that at Rouxbe, and that is why I am part of the team.
I hope you enjoy being a member of Rouxbe and hopefully we will see some of your recipes online some time soon.
I made these a while ago for a potluck and they were a huge hit. It was nice because you can cut them in half so everyone can had a taste. The salsa verde was amazing too. If only I could find salsa that good in a jar. I guess I'm going to have to start making it more often.
Thank you for this recipe. So easy. Everyone almost ate all the salsa before I poured into the dish until I pulled out my wooden spoon (sorry Rambo, that's how I roll). I had some Xtra Hot Hatch green chiles so I subbed that for the serranos, but I know either would be delicous.
!Un abrazo para Lupita!