Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
This recipe is for four freezer meals.
Divide accordingly to make one meal.
8 lbs bone-in chicken breasts (about 10)
4 16-ounce jars mild salsa verde
8 cups fresh cilantro sprigs (from 2 bunches)
2 16-ounce containers sour cream (about 4 cups)
2 16-ounce packages frozen corn, thawed
2 pounds Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese, grated (8 cup)
Kosher salt and back pepper
32 6-inch flour tortillas
Place the chicken in a large pot, add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked through, 25 to 35 minutes; remove from pot and let cool. when cool enough to handle, shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. divide the chicken meat between 2 large bowls.
meanwhile, in a blender, working in batches, puree the salsa, cilantro, and 2 cups of the sour ceam until smooth; transfer to a medium saucepan as you work. Simmer the sauce until slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes; stir in the remaining 2 of sour cream.
To each bowl of chicken, add 1 package of corn, 1 cup of the sauce, 2 cups of the cheese, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss to combine.
Spread 1 cup of the remaining sauce in each of the four 9-by-13-inch baking dishes (4 cups total). Roll the chicken mixture in the tortillas (about 1/2 cup per tortilla) and place seam-ide down in the dishes (8 rolls per dish). Top each dish of enchilada with 1 cup each of the remaining sauce and cheese.
TO EAT TONIGHT
Bake the enchiladas at 400F until bubbling and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
TO FREEZE AND COOK LATER
Freeze the unbaked enchiladas, tightly sealed, for up to 3 months. To cook, thaw the enchilada and bake, uncovered, at 400F until heated through, bubbling, and beginning to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
Cilantro, sour cream, and rice.
This is a Real Simple recipe. Found at realsimple.com/dinnerswap
This recipe costs approximately $10 a pan.