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Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchilada on a plate covered in melted cheese.

Hatch Chile Green Chicken Enchiladas

LindySez
The Hatch chile adds a certain touch of “terroir” to this recipe for Hatch Chile Green Chicken Enchiladas, but if you can’t find them, you can substitute another a California or Anaheim Chili.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Casseroles, Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4 servings
Calories 521 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 - 8 roasted peeled and seeded Hatch or Anaheim chiles, diced (if you use poblano, maybe only 2 large)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil such as grapeseed or rice bran
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano crushed between your fingers
  • 1 cup homemade or low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken either from Perfect Simple Roast Chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas softened in the oven spray both sides of the tortilla with cooking spray and place in a 325°F oven for 2 - 3 minutes, remove and stack to keep warm
  • 1 cup or as needed, shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled Cotia cheese
  • 2 10 ounce cans prepared green chile sauce (mild, medium, hot, you choose)

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet or sauté pan; heat the oil over medium-low heat; add the onions and garlic and sauté until tender and translucent; about 3 - 5 minutes. Add ¾ of the chopped chiles and sauté for a minute longer; then add the chicken. Stir to combine. Sprinkle the flour, cumin, oregano, and a pinch of salt over and cook, stirring for a minute or two to get rid of the raw flour flavor and incorporate the flour thoroughly into the mixture (it will appear very dry, don't worry). Now slowly add the chicken stock, while stirring; it will bubble and thicken. Let it cook for just a few minutes if it gets too thick add a little additional stock. You want the meat to be moist. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • While the chicken is cooking, heat the tortillas in the oven and shred and crumble the cheeses. Set-aside. 
  • Open the sauces and pour into a bowl; stir in the remaining chiles.
  • Heat the oven to 375°F. 
  • Take a baking dish large enough to hold the tortillas once they medium-low; put a thin layer of sauce on the bottom. In the center of each tortilla place about 3 tablespoons (or as desired) of chicken mixture; then top with a bit of Monterey Jack and a sprinkle of Cotia. Roll and space the enchilada in the sauce, seam side down. Continue until you have used all the tortillas and chicken. (Some of each cheese SHOULD be remaining.) 
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas, taking care to cover them fully (otherwise you get really crunchy ends, if you like that then no worries, leave the dry); sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place in the oven. Cook, uncovered for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Place briefly under the broiler to brown the cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve on warm plates.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 46gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 551mgFiber: 6g
Keyword corned beef homemade hash, green enchiladas, Hatch chile, low-fat chicken enchilada
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