These Easy Enchiladas Suizas are creamy, cheesy, slightly spicy white chicken enchiladas made with sour cream, mozzarella cheese, salsa verde, chicken, and corn tortillas, and are out-of-this-world delicious!
While I love enchiladas of all kinds, I think my favorite type of enchiladas is Enchiladas Suizas! They have that extra creamy texture that comes from the diary in the recipe, the sour cream, and cheese.
What Are Enchiladas Suizas?
Enchiladas Suizas are Mexican enchiladas with chicken and cheese wrapped in tortillas and covered in a creamy tomatillo sauce and topped with shredded white cheese, in this case, Mozzarella cheese.
Enchiladas Suizas can also be made with Swiss cheese or Monterrey Jack cheese. Typically it is a white cheese. Since Mozzarella cheese is so widely available, I used Mozzarella cheese in this recipe.
Who Created Enchiladas Suizas?
Enchiladas Suizas translates from Spanish to English as "Swiss Enchiladas" and is believed to be a nod to the Swiss immigrants to Mexico years ago who established dairy farms there.
It is believed that the Swiss dairy farmers influenced the Mexican cuisine by adding a good amount of dairy foods, such as milk, sour cream, and cheese, into the traditional Mexican enchiladas.
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What Makes These Enchiladas Suizas Taste So Good?
In this recipe, the sour cream gives the sauce its creaminess, while the Mozzarella Cheese gives it that melty cheesy flavor and texture. The salsa verde made from tomatillos also gives it a unique slightly spicy flavor.
Without dairy in this recipe, the sour cream, and Mozzarella cheese, these enchiladas would not have the creamy, cheesy texture that takes these enchiladas over the top.
How Do You Make The Enchilada Sauce For Enchiladas Suizas?
In traditional Enchiladas Suizas, you would take the time to roast tomatillos, but in this recipe, instead of doing that I used jarred Salsa Verde (green salsa.)
The enchilada sauce in this version of Enchiladas Suizas consists of only two ingredients:
- Salsa Verde (Green Salsa), and
- Sour Cream
Yes, those two ingredients give the sauce its incredible flavor and creamy texture. All you have to do it mix up the two ingredients in a blender or food processor and then you have the smooth, creamy, spicy and super flavorful Enchiladas Suizas enchilada sauce.
How Do I Make Enchiladas Suizas?
It is really very easy to make these Enchiladas Suizas. You only need 5 ingredients for this recipe.
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (you can use shredded rotisserie chicken)
- 1 (16-ounce) jar salsa verde
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1-1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
- 12 corn tortillas (You could use flour tortillas if you prefer.)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare the enchilada sauce as instructed above.
- Pour 1/3 of the Enchilada Sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Fill each tortilla with shredded chicken and shredded Mozzarella cheese.
- Roll each tortilla and lay seam-side down into the baking dish.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each tortilla.
- Pour the remaining enchilada Sauce over the top of the enchiladas.
- Sprinkle the remaining shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce covered enchiladas.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the Enchiladas Suizas are heated through and the cheese is melted.
This recipe for Easy Enchiladas Suizas will create a delicious Mexican dinner that your whole family will love.
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Easy Enchiladas Suizas are creamy, cheesy, spicy white chicken enchiladas made with sour cream, mozzarella cheese, salsa verde, chicken, and corn tortillas.
- 1 (16-ounce jar) salsa verde
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (Can use rotisserie chicken)
- 1-1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
- 12 corn tortillas
Add the sour cream and salsa verde to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour the Enchilada Sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Fill each tortilla with shredded chicken and shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Roll each tortilla and lay seam-side down into the baking dish.
Pour the Enchilada Sauce over the top of the enchiladas.
Sprinkle the remaining shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce covered enchiladas.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese is melted.