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Meal Prep Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
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Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

This Chicken Enchiladas Verdes recipe is made with tomatillo-based salsa verde and comes together as an easy dinner casserole - it also works great as flavourful meal prep lunches!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: casserole, enchiladas, mexican, salsa verde
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 jar salsa verde
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, grated

Optional toppings

  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Diced avocado
  • Pico de gallo
  • Red onions, diced
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Add chicken and cook for 15-18 minutes until cooked through. Drain pot, then shred chicken with a knife and fork. 
  • In same pot (or new frying pan...I use the same pot to save on clean up), heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add onions and garlic, sauteeing for 2 minutes until onions are softened. Add cooked chicken, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, cooking another 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro then remove from heat.
  • Grease a 9x11 casserole dish with cooking spray. Microwave corn tortillas for 20-30 seconds to make them pliable. Add about 2 tbsp of the chicken and then roll tortillas so that the seam is facing down on casserole dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken filling.
  • Add salsa verde to top of tortillas and top with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted. 
  • Remove from oven and garnish with toppings of choice. Serve immediately or pack into meal prep bowls. One serving is 2 enchiladas. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1.7mg