green chilli enchiladas

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green chilli enchiladas


3 cups shredded tasty cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups cooked chopped chicken
¼ cup each sultanas and slivered almonds
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped coriander
¼ cup each butter and flour
1½ cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
12 small corn or flour tortillas
1/3 cup finely sliced green onions
optional garnishes:
sour cream

cooking instructions
To make the filling, combine 1 cup cheese, onion, chicken, sultanas and almonds in a bowl. Stir in 2/3 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup chilli sauce. Season with salt and set aside.
To make the sauce, melt butter in a saucepan and whisk in flour. Cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and whisk constantly until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup chilli sauce and 1 cup sour cream.
To heat the tortillas, warm in a hot dry frying pan until soft and stack on a plate.
To assemble enchiladas, organize ingredients in the following order: baking dish, an empty plate, filling and the plate of tortillas. Pour 1/3 of the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Then place a tortilla on the empty plate. Spoon approximately ½ cup of the filling down the centre of the tortilla. Place the right side of the tortilla over the filling and then overlap the left side to form a roll. Place seam-side down in baking dish. Continue to fill remaining tortillas. Spoon remaining sauce evenly over rolled tortillas to cover and sprinkle with 2 cups shredded cheese and green onions. Bake uncovered at 180°C for 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbling around the edges. Serve each portion garnished with a spoonful of guacamole and sour cream (optional).
serves 6
advance preparation
Enchiladas can be made several hours ahead, covered and refrigerated before baking. Freeze unbaked for longer storage. Place directly from freezer into preheated oven, adding 5 to 10 minutes extra baking time.
good with all of our sauces
serving idea
Serve with a salad of sliced oranges, cucumber and red onion on greens dressed with a citrus and coriander vinaigrette.

diet options

vegetarian variation
Substitute 250g cubed cream cheese and 1 cup finely chopped red or green capsicum for chicken. Use vegetable broth in sauce.

Sultanas and almonds, traditional ingredients of southern Mexican cuisine, add a pleasing sweetness and crunch to these enchiladas.