Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Mexican Rice

Chicken Enchiladas with Mexican Rice

With spicy green salsa and classic red rice, this dish celebrates the colors of the Mexican flag. Enchiladas bake while stacked over the simmering rice, filling your house with the aroma of your favorite cantina.

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Mexican Rice

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 2 enchiladas, ¾ cup rice, 2 tbsp. salsa

Ingredients

    Salsa Verde
  • 1 lb./455 g tomatillos, husked
  • ½ medium onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
    Enchiladas
  • 1½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup frozen southwestern style corn,
  • thawed and drained
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese,
  • shredded and divided
  • 2 tbsp. Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 12 6"/15 cm corn tortillas
    Mexican Rice
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 14½-oz./400 g can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with liquid reserved
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

Instructions

    Salsa Verde
  1. Place tomatillos in UltraPro 2.1-Qt./2 L Casserole Pan along with ¼ cup of water. Cover and microwave on high power 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord to process until finely chopped. Add tomatillos, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped.
  3. Place mixture back in casserole pan, cover and microwave on high power 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    Enchilada Filling
  1. Place chicken, corn, ½ cup cheese and seasoning blend in medium bowl, stirring together using the Saucy Silicone Spatula. Set aside while preparing rice.
    Mexican Rice
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F/175° C.
  2. Place onion and garlic in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord several times until finely chopped.
  3. Place onion mixture, tomatoes, broth and seasoning blend in UltraPro 3.5-Qt./3.3 L Lasagna Pan. Microwave on high power 4 minutes.
  4. Add rice, stirring to combine. Cover and bake 25 minutes.
    Enchiladas
  1. Divide filling between tortillas and roll. Spread ¾ cup salsa verde on bottom of inverted UltraPro Roasting Pan cover (or use inverted Lasagna Pan cover and place aluminum foil over rice).
  2. Place enchiladas in cover, folded seam down, and top with remaining salsa verde. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  3. Remove cover from rice and place inverted cover containing enchiladas on top. Bake, together, an additional 15 minutes or until heated through.

Notes

Substitute Southwest Chipotle Seasoning with equal amounts of your favorite taco or Southwest seasoning blend.

SALSA VERDE (Makes 11/3 cups)
1 lb./455 g tomatillos, husked
½ medium onion, quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
½ cup cilantro
½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
ENCHILADAS (Filling makes 2½ cups)
1½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup frozen southwestern style corn,
thawed and drained
1 cup Mexican blend cheese,
shredded and divided
2 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Southwest
Chipotle Seasoning Blend
12 6″/15 cm corn tortillas
MEXICAN RICE (Makes 4½ cups)
1 medium onion, quartered
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
14½-oz./400 g can fire-roasted diced
tomatoes, with liquid reserved
2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Southwest
Chipotle Seasoning Blend
1 cup long-grain white rice
To prepare salsa verde, place tomatillos in UltraPro 2.1-Qt./2 L Casserole Pan along with ¼ cup of water. Cover and microwave on high power 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Place onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord to process until finely chopped. Add tomatillos, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped. Place mixture back in casserole pan, cover and microwave on high power 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
To prepare enchilada filling, place chicken, corn, ½ cup cheese and seasoning blend in medium bowl, stirring together using the Saucy Silicone Spatula. Set aside while preparing rice.
To prepare mexican rice, preheat oven to 350° F/175° C. Place onion and garlic in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord several times until finely chopped. Place onion mixture, tomatoes, broth and seasoning blend in UltraPro 3.5-Qt./3.3 L Lasagna Pan. Microwave on high power 4 minutes. Add rice, stirring to combine. Cover and bake 25 minutes.
To prepare enchiladas, divide filling between tortillas and roll. Spread ¾ cup salsa verde on bottom of inverted UltraPro Roasting Pan cover (or use inverted Lasagna Pan cover and place aluminum foil over rice). Place enchiladas in cover, folded seam down, and top with remaining salsa verde. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Remove cover from rice and place inverted cover containing enchiladas on top. Bake, together, an additional 15 minutes or until heated through.