Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chicken Enchilada's in Creamy Avocado Sauce

Another home run recipe from my pal Rob...he is a bloggers best friend!  Rob knows that the best recipes come from home cooks and he finds a lot of his favorites on Pinterest and, if they are a winner, he sends them on to me to I said, a bloggers best friend! Rob found this recipe on  Closet Cooking. It is my new favorite blog.  He has some really easy, yummy stuff. 

I used store bought Rotisserie Chicken for these Enchilada's.    I'm mildly obsessed with Rotisserie chicken. (can you be 'mildly obsessed' or is that like being a 'little bit pregnant'?)  I've even dedicated a Pinterest Board to it, ( not to being a 'little pregnant' but to Rotisserie chicken...jeesh, where am I going with this???)

I modified this recipe slightly.   The original called for fresh Jalapeno.   I knew it would be too much heat for my family.  Turns out Rob excluded the Jalapeno as well and achieved the same great results.  But, if you want more heat, seed and chop a Jalapeno,  toss it in the food processor with the rest of the sauce ingredients.  Either way, give this recipe a try!

1 cup chicken broth
1 cup salsa verde
1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
4 avocados (2 for sauce, 2 for stuffing)
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 handful cilantro
1/2 lime, juice
4 cups cooked shredded chicken (Store bought Rotisserie works great!)
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
8 (7 inch) corn or flour tortillas (I used corn)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Puree the chicken broth, salsa verde, sour cream, 2 avocados, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and lime juice in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Mix the half of the sauce with the chicken, 1 chopped avocado, green onions and half of the cheese.
Coat the bottom of a large baking dish with some of the sauce, wrap the chicken and avocado mixture in the tortillas and place them in the dish.
Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce.
Bake for 20 minutes or until sides are bubbly.   Top with cheese and bake an addition 5-10 minutes.
Use remaining avocado for garnish.


  1. Yummy. Next time I will try corn tortillas instead of flour.

    1. I used Corn Tortillas just because I am in a constant state of watching my calories...but then I slathered it with Avacodo sauce...hoping I came out ahead somewhere! Glad you liked it!

  2. Hey there Kathi! I like your tutorial, it looks great! Greets from LF

  3. These enchiladas sound great!