We are gearing up for Cinco de Mayo! Here is a delicious enchilladas recipe from the Thermador kitchen.
Olive oil for dish
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
(about 1¼ pounds), boiled, chopped
4 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 7-ounce can diced green chilies
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons (or more) olive oil
12 6-inch corn tortillas
1 28-ounce can green chile enchilada sauce
1 7-ounce can salsa verde
¾ cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 400°F. Oil 13×9-inch baking dish.
Place cooked chicken, 2 cups cheese, 1 cup
cilantro, green chilies, and cumin in bowl. Stir to
blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat
2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet. Fry
tortillas in batches (do not crowd) until pliable, a
few seconds on each side, adding more oil to
skillet as needed. Transfer tortillas to plate.
Bring enchilada sauce and salsa verde to simmer in
same skillet. Spoon 1/4 cup of sauce into prepared
dish. Quickly dip tortillas into remaining sauce (do
not overdip or tortillas will fall apart). Divide chicken
mixture among dipped tortillas (scant 1/2 cup per
tortilla). Roll tortillas up, enclosing filling. Place
enchiladas, seam side down, in prepared dish.
Stir sour cream into remaining sauce. Pour over
enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese.
Bake until enchiladas are heated through, 25 to 30
minutes. (Can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cool,
cover, and refrigerate. Reheat before serving.) Garnish
with 2 remaining tablespoons cilantro and serve.
Serve with beer or Margaritas.