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Enchiladas Verde con Pollo

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Recipe as requested by Mewantkj.

Here is most of the ingredients for the Verde sauce.
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The recipe is as follows and is the mild version of this. It can be adjusted to suit your heat preferences.
1 lb. of tomatillos. (that’s usually 9 to 10 medium tomatillos)
1/2 onion (cut in quarters with the root ball intact)
3 medium jalapenos
3 cloves of garlic.
1 bunch of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime or lemon.

Roast everything but the lemon or lime and the cilantro.
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The onions usually get done first. Cut the root ball away and place in the blender. The jalapenos should be nice and charred on the outside.
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Once they are, set them and the garlic aside. The tomatillos will get some char on them as well but they are only ready to be put in the blender (you see I place it right next to the kamado) when they become squishy soft. Once everything is ready, skin and seed the jalapenos.
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Add them along with 3 garlic cloves, the cilantro and the juice of the lemon or lime to the blender. This will make a nice thick sauce. If you want, you can add some store bought enchilada sauce to make it more liquidy.
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Now cook up 2 chicken breasts with 2 tbsp. of oil and 1 cup of water.
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Once the chicken is done I shred it and add ¼ diced onion and 1 cup of crumbled Queso Fresco.
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Pour some of the sauce in the bottom of your baking vessel and some in a bowl to dip the heated corn tortillas in.
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Heat up your tortillas, dip them and divide equal amounts of the chicken mixture (i used 3 heaping tablespoons) into each tortilla and roll up. Once it's full, pour the rest of the sauce over them, cover with cheese and place in the kamado (at 325) for 20 minutes.
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And it’s done.
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Plated shots with Crema Mexicana and a Corona w/ lemon wedge.
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Muy Beuno! :)

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It may not be authentic, but we all hate cilantro in this house. Any suggestions for a substitution?

Hate cilantro? :shock:

Sorry Ben but I don't know of a substitution for cilantro. Parsley is the only thing close but is doesn't have the same flavor so I just don't know if it would turn out well. I think you should just leave it out all together as it's still pretty good that way.

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It may not be authentic, but we all hate cilantro in this house. Any suggestions for a substitution?

Hate cilantro? :shock::lol:

Sorry Ben but I don't know of a substitution for cilantro. Parsley is the only thing close but is doesn't have the same flavor so I just don't know if it would turn out well. I think you should just leave it out all together as it's still pretty good that way.

There's a genetic mutation that makes cilantro taste like dish soap to some folks.

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That looks delicious!.  I just recently made a chile verde sauce almost identical to yours it was so good. I usually omit the cilantro and it works out fine.

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That looks delicious!.  I just recently made a chile verde sauce almost identical to yours it was so good. I usually omit the cilantro and it works out fine.

Thanks LJay. Yes the sauce is fine without the cilantro but since I love cilantro it's always in there.

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Your posts always make me want to cook, like, RIGHT now... and that's the highest compliment I can give. Just stellar. Added to "the list".

Thank you Dave. Much appreciated. :)

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@derhusker

 

you did not say anything about the rice and the red sauce???  details...

I do have a "made from scratch" rice recipe, but since I'm usually busy making other things, I sometimes cheat on the rice and frijoles. In the photos above the rice and frijoles are from Costco. (By Del Real) If this isn't available in your area I'll dig out my from scratch recipe. 

 

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The red sauce you see is nothing more that Tapatio hot sauce. 

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thanks, I am capable of making rice, but am happy to take any suggestions obove throwing rice and chicken broth into the rice cooker...

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