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Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa


60 min

Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa

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60 min


2 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Cooking chicken enchiladas with salsa is very easy and quick. The dish involves simple ingredients that are always available in supermarkets. This Mexican dish will become a perfect addition to your festive table and will certainly surprise your guests and family.


  • chicken breasts: 2 piece
  • flour tortillas: 1 pack
  • onion: 1 piece
  • pepper jack cheese: 1 pack
  • sour cream: 1 pack
  • guacamole: 1 pack
  • salsa: 1 can (small jar will be enough)
  • tomatoes: 4 piece
  • cilantro: 1 bunch (small, fresh)
  • Jalapeno: 1 piece
  • nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips: 1 pack

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Stages of cooking

  1. Let’s start with cooking salsa first. The sauce is quite easy to cook, but it is very delicious as well. To cook your salsa, you will need half of the onion, four tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno and the jar of salsa.

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  2. Chop the onion and slice the tomatoes into quarters.

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  3. Now, slice your jalapeno pepper and add it to other vegetables. Add chopped cilantro and salsa then. Mix the ingredients well.

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  4. This is the way your readymade salsa should look.

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  5. Cut the rest of the onion into slices and sauté with oil. It is crucial to caramelize onion with sugar, because it will affect the taste of the dish.  

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  6. Now, it is high time to cook chicken. You can grill it or just bake as you wish.

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  7. Slice chicken breasts into strips. Then half the strips. If you wish, you can cut the pieces of chicken into smaller parts.

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  8. Now, let’s bake your enchiladas. Take a pan and pre-heat it to 148 C (300 F).  Put down your tortillas and top them with a layer of cheese, chicken and onions. As soon as the cheese starts melting, check the underside. It should be golden brown. Add one more layer of cheese above your chicken, cover it with another tortilla and flip.

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  9. Allow these to cook a bit, watch the cheese and check the underside of your tortillas.

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  10. Cut into quarters, put your chicken enchiladas on the plates and serve! Enjoy this delicious Mexican dish!

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History of the Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa:

Chicken enchiladas with salsa is a traditional Mexican dish that has been popular not only in Mexico but also around the world. Enchiladas are a popular food item in Mexico that dates back to the Mayan civilization. The Mayans used corn tortilla filled with meat, vegetables, or cheese and cooked them in chili sauce. The word "enchilada" comes from the Spanish word "enchilar," which means "to season with chili."

There are many different variations of enchiladas, but chicken enchiladas with salsa is a popular one. This dish is made by filling flour tortillas with chicken, onions, and cheese, rolling them up, and then topping them with a delicious salsa sauce.

Tips and Tricks for Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Recipe:

  1. Use fresh ingredients: Fresh ingredients are always the best for any recipe, and this chicken enchiladas with salsa recipe is no exception. Use fresh chicken breasts, onions, and tomatoes for the best flavor.

  2. Caramelize the onions: To get the best possible flavor from your onions, caramelize them with sugar. This will give them a sweet, caramelized flavor that will complement the chicken and cheese in the enchiladas.

  3. Use pepper jack cheese: Pepper jack cheese has a spicy kick that pairs well with the chicken and salsa in this dish. It adds a nice zing to the flavor that makes this dish stand out.

  4. Don't overcook the tortillas: Be careful not to overcook the tortillas or they will become tough and difficult to roll. Just heat them enough to soften them up and make them pliable.

  5. Customize to your taste: Feel free to add or remove any ingredients to make this dish your own. Add some black beans or rice to the filling, or use a different type of cheese if you prefer.

Tips for presenting the dish:

To make your chicken enchiladas with salsa look as good as they taste, here are a few tips:

  1. Plate them neatly: Arrange the enchilada quarters neatly on the plate. This will make them look appetizing and professional.

  2. Top with salsa and sour cream: Spoon some extra salsa and a dollop of sour cream over the top of the enchiladas for added flavor and visual appeal.

  3. Add a side of guacamole: Serve a small side of guacamole with your enchiladas for a complete Mexican meal experience.

With these tips and tricks, your chicken enchiladas with salsa will be a hit every time. Enjoy this delicious and traditional dish from Mexico.

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