Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

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//cookanyday.com/cdn/shop/products/EnchiladaswithSalsaVerde_1024_360x.jpg?v=1654196202 Enchiladas with Salsa Verde made and served in the glass Anyday dish, featuring rolled tortillas filled with a savory chicken filling, topped with green salsa made from scratch and melted cheese

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

13-14 mins

Free Time

to whip up a batch of guacamole

The scratch-made salsa verde highlights the flavors of fresh peppers and tomatillos. Remove the jalapeño seeds for a milder flavor. Looking to make a speedier version? Ina says store-bought is fine!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Meat, One Dish Meals, Chicken, Gluten-free, Enchiladas, How To Microwave, Mexican Food, Mexican Recipes, Shallow Dish, Salsa, Salsa Verde, Weeknight Meat, One Dish Meals

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 4 tomatillos, husked, rinsed and halved
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • ¼ small onion, diced (30g)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, stems and leaves (about 20 sprigs)
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup (115g) cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)


  1. Place the tomatillos, jalapeño, onion, cumin, garlic, and oil into the Anyday dish and toss to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes, or until vegetables have softened.
  2. Add salt and cilantro. Blend with an immersion blender (or regular blender) until the salsa verde is smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. 
  3. Spread ¼ cup sauce into the bottom of the Anyday dish. Toss chicken with ¼ cup salsa verde. Fill each tortilla with chicken and 2-3 tablespoons of cheese, roll and place into the dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. 
  4. Cover tortillas with remaining sauce and cheese. The enchiladas will be snug in the dish, but that is ok!
  5. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is warmed through.
  6. Serve with lime wedges and sour cream, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a super quick dinner, use store-bought salsa verde.
  • For a vegetarian option, fill tortillas with sauteed mushrooms or tofu crumbles.
  • For a leaner option, fill tortillas with shredded turkey and greek yogurt.
  • Serve any leftover salsa verde with tortilla chips!

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