Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Enchilada
IN THE SLOW COOKER:
4 lb Chicken (breast, thighs, bone in breasts, whatever you have)
3 jalapenos, stem cut off
9 tomatillos, husks removed and cleaned
1 onion, quartered
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 TSP Garlic Powder
2 TSP Onion Powder
2 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Cumin
2 TSP Ground Coriander
1 TSP Chili Powder
1 cup water
FOR THE ENCHILADAS:
1¾ cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
18 flour tortillas
2 cups Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
FOR THE SAUCE:
1 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Limes, Juiced
1 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Garlic Powder
FOR THE GARNISH:
1 cup Cilantro, Chopped
Layer the chicken in the slow cooker. Make sure it is completely defrosted before cooking. Sprinkle all of the spices over the chicken. Place the jalapenos, tomatillos, onion and garlic on top of the chicken, making sure to let them sit on top so you can easily pull out later. Pour water into the slow cooker. Put lid on turn to low and cook for 2 hours. Turn to high and cook for 2 more hours until chicken is cooked all the way through.
Pull all the vegetables out of the slow cooker and place in blender. Puree the mixture till smooth. Remove chicken place on a cutting board and shred chicken, discarding skin and bones.
Place the chicken back in the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken and mix until evenly distributed.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Make enchiladas, place about ¼ cup of chicken mixture in tortilla. Sprinkle 1½ TBSP of Cheddar Cheese on top of chicken. Roll tortilla and place it seam side down in a large glass baking dish. Repeat till all chicken mixture is gone, which makes about 18 enchiladas. You will need to use between 2-3 glass baking dishes, depending on the size.
Make the sauce. Add avocado, yogurt, lime juice, pepper and garlic powder to blender. Puree until smooth. Use a spatula to evenly distribute sauce over all dishes of enchiladas. Divide and sprinkle the Mexican cheese over all the enchiladas.
Cover in foil and bake until cheese is melting and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Fall off the bone chicken mixed with salsa verde and topped with a avocado yogurt sauce to make one creamy enchilada
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:01pm