You are here: Home » Recipes » Green Chicken Enchilada Green Chicken Enchilada Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 6 servings The verde salsa topping sets this enchilda dish apart from others. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup shortening12 -- corn tortillas -- Salsa Verde (below)3 to 4 -- chicken breasts, cooked, skinned, and shredded1 1/2 pounds Monterey Jack cheese, grated2 -- (7-ounce) cans ripe olives, coarsely chopped1/2 cup light cream1 bunch scallions, whites only, chopped1 cup sour creamSalsa Verde:2 -- (12-ounce) cans (tomates verdes) (tomatillos)1 bunch coriander leaves (cilantro), chopped (about 1 cup)3 -- chiles from can of jalapenos en escabeche, seeded and chopped1 -- garlic clove, finely chopped1/2 -- onion, coarsely chopped3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley -- salt1 pinch sugar2 tablespoons shortening Instructions Heat 1 cup shortening in a heavy 10- to12- inch skillet and dip a tortilla into the hot oil for a few seconds until it is limp. Then dip the same tortilla into warm Salsa Verde. Laying the tortilla on a flat surface, assemble the enchilada by putting 2 tablespoons chicken, 2 tablespoons grated cheese, and 1 tablespoon chopped olives in the center of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up and place seam side down in a shallow 9×13-inch casserole dish. Repeat the process until all tortillas have been assembled into enchiladas. Pour the cream around and under the enchilads, lifting the edges with a spatula to permit the cream to run under. Cover enchiladas with the remaining salsa and grated cheese. Top with chopped scallions. Bake uncovered in a preheated 350F oven for 20 minutes. Pass sour cream separately in a small bowl and have guests put a spoonful on top of each enchilada if they desire. To prepare Salsa Vede: Drain the tomates verdes, reserving the liquid for use if the salsa is too thick, and place them, along with the remaining salsa ingredients, except the shortening, in a large mixing bowl. Pour 1/2 the mixture into the container of an electric blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds. Pour this into another large bowl and blend the second half of the mixture until smooth. Combine the mixtures. In a heavy 10- to 12-inch skillet melt the 2 tablespoons shortening over medium heat and add the salsa. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Note: The enchiladas should not be assembled more than 1 hour ahead of time, as they absorb liquid and become limp. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Pasadena’s The California Heritage Cookbook (Pasadena, California, 1976).