Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 2 enchiladas and 1 tablespoon sour cream)

Asadero, originally from Mexico, is a semisoft cow's milk cheese with a bright, pungent flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare salsa verde, discard husks and stems from tomatillos; cut into quarters. Combine tomatillos, 1 1/4 cups broth, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and chopped jalapeño in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tomatillos are tender. Cool slightly. Place salsa verde in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth or mash with a potato masher. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add salsa verde; cook until reduced to 2 cups (about 1 minute).

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

To prepare enchilada filling, combine chicken and next 9 ingredients (chicken through black pepper) in a large bowl.

Step 4

Spread 1/2 cup salsa verde in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture downcenter of each tortilla; roll up. Arrange enchiladas, seam sides down, crosswise in dish. Pour remaining salsa verde evenly over enchiladas. Cover and bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with sour cream, and garnish with sliced jalapeño, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

Canthony
September 01, 2013
We love these and make them all the time. I often used jarred salsa verde to save time, and I've substituted all sorts of cheeses if I can't find asadero, from pepper jack to feta to Pecorino Romano (although I agree with the other reviewer that Asiago makes no sense at all in this recipe). I keep a pot of hot chicken broth next to me while assembling the enchiladas and dip each corn tortilla into it briefly before adding the filling (just enough to soften it, but no so much as too make it soggy).

Horhai1's Review

alison418
October 01, 2010
In order to get soft enchiladas you need to pre-cook the tortillas in oil, other wise they are to dry and will absorb all the sauce, to do this heat olive oil and dip your tortillas first to soften,drain before filling with your chicken or beef if you prefer.I always serve my enchilladas with an avacado salad and mexican rice.

alison418's Review

sukeedog
November 09, 2009
DO NOT substitute asiago cheese if you can't find asadero, like the recipe says. Asiago is very pungent and completely overpowered this dish. My husband and I each took one bite and we dumped the entire pan down the garbage disposal.

Canthony's Review

Horhai1
July 11, 2009
This is one of our easy go to recipes. Only change we make - pre-made salsa verde and add extra onion on top before serving. Often don't serve anything with them, but tonight did spanish rice and refried beans. The tortillas often break, but we don't really mind.