Hatch Chile Enchiladas

If you can’t find queso fresco, substitute feta cheese.

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 (6 ounce) boneless chicken breasts, skinless, cut into chunks
  • 1 (6 ounce) can chopped hatch chiles 
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, cook the butter and flour over medium high heat, whisking, 1 minute. Pour in the milk and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and whisk in the queso freso. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Reserve the béchamel.

  2. In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot, then stir in the on-ion, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in the chicken and chiles along with their juices, and cook until the chicken is cooked and the liquid is evaporates, about 5 minutes. Season the filling with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Divide the filling between the tortillas. Roll each tortilla into a cylinder and place, side-by-side in a baking dish. Pour the béchamel over the tortillas and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.

  4. Bake the enchiladas until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Serve.

Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published February 2014

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