Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 Chicken breasts - split Salt Fresh course ground black - pepper

  2. 2 cups 474ml Chicken stock

  3. 3 1/2 cups 829ml *tomatillo salsa

  4. 1/2 cup 118ml Heavy cream

  5. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Onion - sliced paper thin (medium)

  6. 1/2 cup 118ml Vegetable oil

  7. 12 Corn tortillas

  8. 1 cup 146g / 5.1oz Grated manchego cheese

  9. 1 cup 146g / 5.1oz Grated panela cheese

  10. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Grated aejo cheese

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  1. Recipe Instructions Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Place the breasts in the stock, reduce the heat to moderate, cover and cook until the meat is tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool in the stock. When cool, remove the skin and bones and shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Strain and reserve the stock for another use. In a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh *tomatillo salsa, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the onion and shredded chicken pieces. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the tortillas just about 5 seconds per side to soften and then transfer to a large colander to drain. * See "Tomatillo Salsa" provided separately with this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 4-quart casserole. Combine the cheeses in a mixing bowl. To assemble the chilaquiles, spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. Push the solids in the bowl of chicken and tomatillo sauce to the side so the liquids form a pool in the bottom. Layer one third of the moist tortillas over the cheese and top with half of the chicken mixture with its sauce. Sprinkle half of the remaining cheese over the chicken. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of tortillas on top. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving or unmolding.


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