Enchiladas are a staple of Mexican cuisine that can be made with many different fillings. But is chicken meat good for enchiladas? In today’s blog, we answer this question and provide some yummy tips to prepare your own enchiladas.
Is Chicken Meat Good for Enchiladas?
Yes! In fact, chicken meat is one of the most traditional enchilada fillings in Mexico. Chicken meat goes well with almost anything, and enchiladas are no exception. The combination of chicken, tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and Mexican cheese, makes for a delicious dish that can delight even the pickiest of eaters.
Chicken Enchilada Tips
Here’s one of the favorite tips of Mexican cooks: chicken enchiladas are a great way to use leftover chicken.
Did you order some delicious grilled chicken from El Pollo Norteno and you didn’t get to eat it all? No worries: you can prepare some delicious chicken enchiladas the next day. In addition to being savory, chicken enchiladas also help you save money!
Most people are familiar only with red enchiladas. But in Mexico there are also green enchiladas, which are served with a different sauce than red enchiladas. You should try them if you haven’t done so yet!
The main difference between red and green enchiladas is that the sauce for red enchiladas is made with a combination of red chili peppers, while the main ingredient of the sauce for green enchiladas are green tomatoes. As a result, green enchiladas tend to be a little less spicy than red enchiladas.
As for the type of tortilla, enchiladas are always made with corn tortillas. If you feel like experimenting a bit, you can use flour tortillas, but in that case you would be making a wet burrito instead of an enchilada.
Of course, names are not important. What matters is enjoying great food with your families and friends, and our mission at El Pollo Norteño is to help you do just that!
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