Oaxacan Green Turkey Enchiladas For Black Friday! Leftover Idea!

turkey-enchiladas-verdeThis is a repeat post from last year. It was so popular and delicious that I decided it needed an encore this year. The flavors are explosive!

I realize the last thing you may want to do is cook today, but you must put those luscious turkey leftovers to good use! Try a little Mexican! These cheesy, slightly spicy enchiladas will not only use up the extras, but reheat well the next day as well.



  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Panela cheese
  • 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2cups shredded Queso Blanco or Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions or cilantro


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes
  2. Place 1/2 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla; top each with 1 teaspoon enchilada sauce and 1 tablespoon Panela cheese.
  3. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  4. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 8-10 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes to allow cheeses to set.
  7. Plate, top with a dollop of sour cream and a few sliced green scallions or cilantro.
  8. Serve with sliced avocados and tomatoes or guacamole.

8 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks so much! Leftover beef & chicken works great in this as well!


  1. What a yummy idea! I’ll be sharing this

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  2. Osyth says:

    Ooh delicious! I will make them tomorrow when I have stepson over for lunch …. he might even be grudgingly impressed 😂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. They are, Osyth! I use this recipe for leftover poultry of any-kind–delish! Thanks so much!

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