Bunnee of Anna+Food and I had the privilege of hosting a worldwide fiesta for May’s Daring Cooks Challenge! We chose a Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe using tomatillos. Knowing that not everyone worldwide would be able to find tomatillos, we encouraged the Daring Cooks to create a Mexican dish worthy of a Cinco de Mayo celebration using any homemade Mexican style enchilada sauce recipe.
I absolutely loved this recipe and made it several times. The tomatillos add a touch of tartness to the sauce, which is a nice contrast to the spiciness of the peppers. Making tortillas was optional, but I bought a tortilla press and made both corn and flour tortillas. For my first batch, I made small 4 inch corn tortillas and made four mini stacks in a 9×13 baking dish. The recipe is a bit time consuming, but definitely worth it and it’s easy to make over two days or to do part of it in the morning and finish it up in the evening.
I owe a big thank you to my co-host Bunnee who is such a wonderful, sweet person and was so great to work with. I could not have asked for a better partner. Also, a big thank you to Lis of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice, co-founders of the Daring Kitchen, for creating such a wonderful site to meet other bakers/cooks worldwide and share our adventures with each other.
The Daring Cooks once again stepped up to the challenge and came up with some really creative and delicious enchiladas. Stop by the Daring Cooks Blogroll for links to the Daring Cooks’ blogs.
Fine Cooking, Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchiladas, Green Chile Sauce
Blog-checking lines: Our hosts this month, Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Foodhave chosen a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! The recipe, featuring a homemade enchilada sauce was found on www.finecooking.com and written by Robb Walsh.
Barbara, what an outstanding effort and outcome on this challenge. This looks fabulous.
Thank you so much for co-hosting suck a great challenge. Your help, support, creativity and sense of fun helped make this a great experience! Thank you from me and all of my friends and family who got to taste either elements of this or the whole dish put together!!!
Thank you for hosting this month's challenge it was so interesting and tasty and something we don't do in Australia, It was so intriguing to use chillies and (canned) tamotilloes surprisingly the sauce was very mild and oh so fruity. Well done on the choice of the challenge. Yours. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.
Evelyne @ CheapEthnicEatz
Great job and thank you for the challenge. it was a pleasure to prepare and eat!
Mmmm wow what a great job youve made on this challenge, your enchilladas look so so good, and well done for hosting 😀
Thank you for hosting this month's challenge, I had fun making it. And the recipe is great, it tasted so good!
This is my all-time favorite Mexican recipe; I have done it from scratch except for making the tortillas; I am so impressed with your research and the amazing dish that came out of your kitchen Barbara.
fabulous! i always prefer the green sauce, i love that you made it yourself!
A fabulous challenge that I could literally sink my teeth into, yup literally. I went crazy with this challenge. There are things I didnt even post because it was too much. You and Bunnee gave me the boost I needed to make mole. Thank you. Great job Barbara!
This was a tremendous challenge! It forced me to find tomatillos (not easy to do in Toronto). Whiel I would have loved to make the tortillas, I ran out of time. But the finished dish was delicious and a big hit! Well done!
Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe! 😀 It is so tasty and easy (for me), that I know I'll use it again. 🙂
And I'm totally in love with that third picture of smothered yumminess!
Well done on hosting the challenge. They look really delicious.
I had a great time with this challenge. Thanks for hosting!
A great choice, and I thought you and Bunnee were superb hosts! Thanks a lot, and your enchiladas look amazing.
Ciao Barbara ! Even if it wasn't the real thing it was really great we loved it and thanks to you we'll make it again and again !!
Thank you for such a great challenge! I wish I could have gotten the tomatillos, but the tomato version was great!
I'll have to remember to try the frying pan press for my next set of tortillas, as I do mine by hand and with a rolling pin, which doesn't make for very round tortillas 😀
Thanks so much for coming up with this challenge as you really gave us another favorite recipe for sure. Not being to find tomatillos we made a mole sauce but that was soooo delicious! I am still planning on one day finding tomatillos and trying the green chili version!
Barbara – Your pictures, as always, are tremendous. I am so glad you posted the recipes so I can refer anyone who asks to your website! You were a great co-host and I cannot imagine having done this without you.
Thanks for co-hosting this month's challenge! They were great and something different for me to try!
these looks so delicious, been a long time since a prepared a mexican feat… specially with home made tortilla…