- By Tom Jackson
- Jan 27, 2023
Enchiladas Suizas are a cheesy and creamy Mexican delight! Chef Tom grills chicken in the Yoder Smokers Wood-Fired Oven. The pulled chicken is loaded into Caramelo Blue and White corn tortillas then smothered with a creamy blended tomatillo, serrano & poblano salsa. Mixed and topped with Oaxaca cheese, this chicken enchilada recipe is sure to satisfy.
- 20 oz chicken (1 boneless skinless breast, 1 boneless skinless thigh)
- Cattleman’s Grill Road House Beef & Steak Rub
- Cornhusker Kitchen Spray Duck Fat, as needed
- 1 lb Oaxaca cheese, shredded
- 12-14 Caramelo corn tortillas
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Cilantro, minced, for garnish
- Cotija cheese, crumbled, for garnish
For the Creamy Salsa Verde: (yields 3 cups before crema)
- 1 lb tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed
- 1 poblano pepper
- 1-3 serrano peppers (depending on how spicy you like)
- 1/2 white onion, halved
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- Juice of one small lime (about 2 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp Cattleman’s Grill Mexicano Seasoning
- 1 cup Mexican crema
Preheat your Yoder smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to 450ºF with the Yoder smokers Wood-Fired Oven installed. Place a Lodge 10.5” x 15.5” Cast Iron Baking Dish inside the wood-fired oven to preheat.
Season your chicken with the Cattleman’s Grill Road House Beef & Steak Rub.
Spray the baking dish with the spray duck fat (or other oil/spray). Place the chicken on the cast iron.
Add the tomatillos, poblano, Serranos and onion to the cast iron, as well. Cook until the tomatillos are softened and juices just begin to escape. The skin on the peppers should be blistered and slightly charred. The onion should be softened and slightly charred. Total cook time about 15-20 minutes.
Flip the chicken when the bottom is browned. Continue cooking until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 160ºF and the thighs 175ºF, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to bowl or dish to rest.
Adjust the grill temperature down to 350ºF.
While the chicken and salsa ingredients are cooking, fry your tortillas. Pour vegetable oil into a Lodge 8” Steel Skillet until it is about 1/2” deep. Bring the oil up to about 350ºF-400ºF. Carefully fry the corn tortillas, one by one, very briefly, just until the tortilla begins to puff, but is still very pliable. Fry on both sides then transfer to a bowl or plate lined with paper towels.
To make the salsa verde, first peel the skins from the peppers and discard along with any stems. Transfer the flesh of the pepper to the Vitamix Blender. Add the softened tomatillos and onion as well as the cilantro, garlic, lime juice and Cattleman’s Grill Mexicano Seasoning. Blend until smooth. Add the Mexican crema and blend just until combined.
Shred the cooled chicken by hand. Add 3/4 cup of the salsa to the shredded chicken and mix well. Mix in half (8 oz) of the shredded Oaxaca cheese. Save the other half for topping.
Pour one cup of the salsa in the bottom of a Lodge Cast Iron Casserole Dish and spread evenly.
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Top the tortillas with the chicken and cheese filling. Roll up and transfer to the casserole dish. You should have 12-14 enchiladas.
Pour the remaining salsa on top of the enchiladas and spread evenly. Distribute evenly the remaining shredded Oaxaca cheese on top. Transfer to the Yoder smokers Wood-Fired Oven.
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Bake for 20-25 minutes total, spinning the casserole dish halfway through. The enchiladas are done when browned on top and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
Serve topped with minced cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese.
Purchase Items in this Recipe
- Yoder Smokers Wood Fired Oven, YS480 and YS640$499.00
- Cattleman's Grill Road House Steak and Beef RubAs low as
- BBQr's Delight Wood Pellets, 20lb BagAs low as
- Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series BlenderAs low as