Enchiladas Suizas

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 enchiladas
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Active: 25 min


9 tomatillos, husked and rinsed

1/4 white onion 

1 serrano chile 

1 yellow chile (guerito pepper) 

2 cloves garlic

1/4 bunch fresh cilantro 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup Mexican crema 

1/2 cup heavy cream 

Vegetable oil, for frying

6 corn tortillas 

1 1/2 cups shredded chicken

1/2 cup shredded Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put the tomatillos, onion and both chiles in a medium heavy saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until the tomatillos turn an olive-green color, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer the tomatillos, onions and chiles to a blender. Add the garlic and cilantro and blend until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Mix the Mexican crema and heavy cream together in a small bowl and season with salt. Set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the tortillas until golden but still pliable, about 10 seconds per side, using more oil if needed. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  5. Place the tortillas on a work surface. Divide the shredded chicken evenly among the tortillas and roll up each like a cigar. Spread 1/3 cup of the sauce in a 13-by-9-by-2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange the enchiladas in 1 layer, seam-side down, snugly inside the dish. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas. Drizzle the cream mixture on top and sprinkle the cheese all over.
  6. Bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown in spots, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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59 Reviews


The tomatillo salsa is wonderful and pairs so well with the shredded chicken. I made it for company and everyone raved about it.

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