Today feels like a good day to eat Enchiladas. Chicken enchiladas Verdes with Pineapple salsa. My mouth waters just typing it out.
You all know I love me some Mexican food, but I also love making healthier and lighter renditions of your traditional Mexican fare. I already have Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas on the blog that are one of my most popular recipes, so I had been dying to come up with a new enchilada recipe using Siete grain free tortillas.
I am obsessed with all of the Siete products, but especially the Siete Almond Flour & Cassava Flour Tortillas. They are SO so yummy! They are perfect for enchiladas, tacos, or quesadillas, and I love knowing they are grain free.
These Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Pineapple Salsa call for a homemade roasted tomatillo sauce that is absolutely to die for. If you know you will be in a time crunch come dinner time, you can always prep the sauce the night before in your blender or food processor and simply store in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the enchiladas. However, if prepping the sauce the night before still won’t work for you, you can substitute store-bought roasted tomatillo salsa as well, but I’ve gotta tell ya, the homemade sauce is one million percent the way to go!
As you’ve also probably noticed by now, I LOVE making homemade fresh salsas. You can dice anything up, put it in a bowl and call it a salsa. Mango, pineapple, peppers, onion, all the lime juice, etc. and you can either use it as a dip with chips or as a salsa for tacos, enchiladas, grilled chicken or fish. SO GOOD.
These enchiladas are light and refreshing and perfect for summer!
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Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Pineapple Salsa
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
- Yield: 4-5 1x
FOR THE SAUCE:
- 12 tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed
- 1 white onion, quartered
- 2 serrano peppers, halved and seeded
- 1 jalepeno pepper, halved and seeded
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1–2 handfuls of cilantro
- Juice of 1 1/2 limes
- 1 tsp salt, more to taste
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1/3 c chicken broth
FOR THE ENCHILADAS:
- 2 – 2 1/2 c shredded chicken (I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 8 Siete Foods Almond Flour tortillas (corn or flour work as well)
- 1 c shredded pepper jack cheese, optional
- 1 haas avocado, sliced
FOR THE PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA:
- 2 c diced pineapple
- 1 mango, diced
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 1 jalepeno, seeded and diced
- Juice of 1 large lime
- 1/2 c chopped cilantro
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven broiler and line a large baking sheet with foil.
- Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse to remove any stickiness.
- Arrange tomatillos, onion, and peppers on baking sheet. Wrap garlic tightly in foil and place onto baking sheet as well.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning every 6-7 minutes until all sides of tomatillos and onion are nicely charred.
- Transfer roasted tomatillos, onions, peppers, and garlic to a blender, including juices. Add cilantro, lime juice, salt, cumin, and chicken broth; pulse until smooth.
- Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees.
- Toss shredded chicken with diced poblano and 3/4 c tomatillo salsa, set aside.
- Ladle 1/2 c tomatillo salsa into the bottom of your greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Wrap tortillas in a dish towel and microwave for 15-20 seconds to warm them up a bit to prevent them from breaking.
- Now add chicken mixture to each tortilla, roll up, and place seam side down into casserole dish. Pour 2 c tomatillo salsa over the tops of the enchiladas, followed by the cheese (if you are using).
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and bake an additional 8-10 minutes, and then broil for the last 2 minutes.
- While the enchiladas are baking, prepare your pineapple mango salsa by tossing everything together in a small mixing bowl.
- Remove the enchiladas from the oven and top with sliced avocado and pineapple mango salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!!
*you may have leftover sauce. If so, it freezes really well! It can also be stored in the fridge for a few days and is delicious with eggs, tacos, quesadillas, or even with chips!