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Easy Green Enchiladas

Easy Green Enchiladas

Such a simple and delicious chicken and broccoli enchilada dish, perfect for the kids and the whole family.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Broccoli, Chicken Enchiladas, Enchiladas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 509kcal
Author Sasha


  • 2 chicken breasts (450 g/1 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 head broccoli (450 g/1 lb)
  • 8 tortillas (I used wholemeal flour tortillas, use your favourite)
  • 1 cup extra mature cheddar freshly grated (or use your favourite cheese)

For the sauce

  • 3 spring onions
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves and stalks
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt (I used full fat, you could also use sour cream)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks. Sprinkle with the spices and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until it's golden on all sides. Remove to a medium mixing bowl.
    2 chicken breasts, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Chop the broccoli into small florets, roughly the same size as the chicken. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the florets to the water. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 1 minute. Drain and rinse until cold water. Leave to drain. 
    1 head broccoli

For the sauce

  • Place the spring onions, coriander, jalapeños and yoghurt into a blender. Add seasoning to taste (I used concentrated chicken stock (comes as a paste) but a good pinch of salt works too, just don't be shy). Blend until smooth. 
    3 spring onions, ½ cup fresh coriander, ¼ cup pickled jalapeños, 1 cup Greek yoghurt

To assemble

  • Mix together the chicken and broccoli with ¼ cup of the sauce. Cover the base of a large baking dish (about 9" x 13") with a thin layer of sauce. 
  • Divide the chicken mixture between the tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place seam side down in the baking dish. You might have to squash them together a bit, but they'll fit. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas. Top with the grated cheese and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. 
    8 tortillas, 1 cup extra mature cheddar


Pickled jalapeños can be quite spicy so adjust according to your preference.


Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 46.2g | Fat: 19.8g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 124.1mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 1043.5mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 184.5IU | Vitamin C: 109.7mg | Calcium: 430.4mg | Iron: 2.8mg