Spicy Chicken and Hazelnut Enchiladas Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 20, 2020 Modified: September 19, 2020
Spicy Chicken and Hazelnut Enchiladas Recipe

Jalapeno peppers and the unexpected addition of toasted hazelnuts bring life into this chicken enchilada recipe.

How To Make Spicy Chicken and Hazelnut Enchiladas

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos (or 1 12-ounce can tomatillos)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (seeded)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup green chilies (canned, diced )
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 cup Jack cheese (shredded )
  • 1 cup Oregon hazelnuts (roasted and chopped )
  • 2 cup chicken (cooked shredded )
  1. If using fresh tomatillos, prepare by washing and removing husks. Place in saucepan, cover with water and simmer until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes; drain. If using tomatillos, drain and discard liquid.

  2. For sauce, mince garlic, jalapeños, cilantro and onions in food processor or blender. Add drained tomatillos, sour cream, yogurt, honey and salt; purée. Mix in green chilies and set aside.

  3. Soften tortillas either by frying on both sides in a small amount of vegetable oil, by wrapping in foil and placing in hot oven until hot, or by placing in microwave oven until heated.

  4. In the center of each tortilla, place about 2 Tbs. each of chicken, sauce and cheese. Add about 2 tsp. chopped hazelnuts.

  5. Pour 1/4 of the sauce in the bottom of a greased 9×12-inch baking dish. Place filled enchiladas in dish and pour remaining sauce over top.

  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and then with hazelnuts. Bake in a 350º oven until heated through, about 20 minutes.

How To Make Spicy Chicken and Hazelnut Enchiladas

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos , or 1 12-ounce can tomatillos
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • cup sour cream
  • cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup green chilies, canned, diced
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 cup Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Oregon hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
  • 2 cup chicken, cooked shredded

Instructions

  1. If using fresh tomatillos, prepare by washing and removing husks. Place in saucepan, cover with water and simmer until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes; drain. If using tomatillos, drain and discard liquid.

  2. For sauce, mince garlic, jalapeños, cilantro and onions in food processor or blender. Add drained tomatillos, sour cream, yogurt, honey and salt; purée. Mix in green chilies and set aside.

  3. Soften tortillas either by frying on both sides in a small amount of vegetable oil, by wrapping in foil and placing in hot oven until hot, or by placing in microwave oven until heated.

  4. In the center of each tortilla, place about 2 Tbs. each of chicken, sauce and cheese. Add about 2 tsp. chopped hazelnuts.

  5. Pour 1/4 of the sauce in the bottom of a greased 9×12-inch baking dish. Place filled enchiladas in dish and pour remaining sauce over top.

  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and then with hazelnuts. Bake in a 350º oven until heated through, about 20 minutes.

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