Verdes Enchiladas

How to make Verdes Enchiladas

Verdes Enchiladas from Taco Palenque features corn tortillas, stuffed with stewed chicken meat and dipped with the green tomatillo sauce, accompanied by rice and refried beans.


If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Verdes Enchiladas from Taco Palenque features chicken stuffed taco rolls and green tomatillo sauce as its two main ingredients. However, the dish also takes a few ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation of this dish at home. Let us discuss all the ingredients.

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 2 ¼ pounds small green tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • ½ store-bought rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded
  • ¼ head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Mexican crema, crema fresca
  • 1 cup grated cotija cheese
  • Refried beans cooked ad mashed
  • Cooked rice


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, cover a large griddle with aluminium foil and preheat to medium-high flame.
  2. Then cook the garlic, serrano peppers, and tomatillos on the hot griddle until all the ingredients are toasted and blackened, turning occasionally, which will take you about 5 minutes for the garlic, 10 minutes for the peppers, and 15 minutes for the tomatillos. After you are done with peppers, garlic, and tomatillo, remove to a bowl and allow cooling.
  3. Now, you need to heat oil in a small and deep skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Using kitchen tongs, fry the corn tortillas individually, turning them once. Do not put the tortillas in the hot oil for more than 5 seconds per side. Remove excess oil with paper towels and keep them warm. Remember that the hotter the oil, the less that the tortillas will absorb.
  4. Now place the toasted garlic, serrano peppers, tomatillos, and the water in a blender and blend all the ingredients until they become smooth. Then pour the mixture into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add the chicken into the mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until  it is slightly thickened, which will take you about 10 minutes. The sauce shouldn't be too thick.
  5. To assemble the enchiladas, take three tortillas and fill them with shredded chicken, sprinkle the meat with some of the sauce, roll them and place them seam side down on a pasta bowl. Now pour a generous amount of sauce over them and top them with lettuce, cilantro, crema, and cotija cheese. Add cooked rice  and mashed refried beans on the side of the tortillas. Serve hot to enjoy the dish.


Nutrition Facts

There are 870 calories in 1 serving of Verdes Enchiladas from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Verdes Enchiladas from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 taco (635g)
  • Calories: 870
  • Fat cal(g): 350
  • Fat (g): 39
  • Saturated fat: 9
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 90
  • Sodium (mg): 3080
  • Carbs (g): 85
  • Fiber (g): 23
  • Sugar (g): 6
  • Prot (g): 38
  • Vit A %: 30%
  • Vit C %:10%
  • Calcium%:10%
  • Iron %: 35%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Nikki M.


I was on a business trip to McAllen and noticed there were Taco Palenque restaurants everywhere! So I decided to pop in and ordered the Enchiladas Verdes for dinner one night. Oh my goodness it was delicious! My food wasn't as hot as I would like but it was still pretty tasty. I love the salsa/salad bar! It was definitely my favourite part. The service was great and the food came fairly quick. The only thing I would say is that my friend and I got quite a few stares. Yes, we were from out of town so we definitely stuck out like a sore thumb. But the stares from the TP staff and the customers were definitely very uncomfortable. I would definitely go again if ever I'm in McAllen, but I'll just stick to take out next time!


slinkerwink s.

Austin, TX


This place is AWESOME! I actually measure all taco stands I go to in Austin against this one. The condiments/salsa bar is out of this world, and you can find anything you need to complement your taco, and for me, I usually get a chicken flour taco with salsa verde, cilantro, onions, and a slice of lime. A Corona goes with that so beautifully.

I talk about Taco Palenque all the time to anyone that'll listen to me, which is usually my poor fiance. I'm planning to take him to Taco Palenque when we go to Laredo.


Patrick M.

Austin, TX


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I had not eaten all day and had a very long drive from Austin.  Taco Palenque was highly recommended to me (I had sampled one location in San Antonio previously.)  Not sure what the difference was, but this place was excellent. I ordered 3 tacos and they were so large I could only finish 2 and took 1 back to the hotel.  I ordered the Pirata taco which was a very generous portion of delicious beef fajita meat with beans and cheese.  Once I topped it with a generous amount of salsa verde and pico de gallo & cilantro it was truly delicious.  The picadillo taco came out pipping hot and was perfectly seasoned and delicious. Again, I enhanced the taco with salsa and pico and it was excellent!  I really loved the large salsa bar with an amazing selection of salsas and toppings to select from.  I came in mid-afternoon and it was not very busy so my tacos arrived quickly.  I was impressed with the number of staff that were very diligent in refreshing the salsa bar and making sure any spills were immediately cleaned up.  That has to be a real challenge during busy times, but they did a great job. As I was only in Laredo one night, I promised myself another visit before leaving town.  Having grown up in San Antonio, I realized this restaurant is what Taco Cabana has wanted to be all these years!

The Most Popular Queries

What kind of salsa is used for Verdes Enchiladas?

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.


Can I use sour cream on Verdes Enchiladas?

You have to be conservative with the cream and the cheese. So, do not use sour cream on Verdes Enchiladas.

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