Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Enchiladas recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Enchiladas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by julienewport

Makes 4 servings



A squeeze of lime juice brightens the flavor of this hearty Mexican dish. The enchiladas are mild, so serve with hot sauce, if desired. If you can't find queso fresco, use 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Monterey Jack with jalapeņo peppers. Total time: 45 minutes. Bring broth to a simmer in a medium skillet. Working with one tortilla at a time, add tortilla to pan; cook 20 seconds or until moist, turning once. Remove tortilla; drain on paper towels. Spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of tortilla; roll up. Place tortilla, seam-side down, in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, broth, and chicken mixture. Pour remaining salsa mixture over enchiladas; sprinkle evenly with queso fresco and chili powder. Bake at 425? for 18 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with lime wedges. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Enchiladas

1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1/3 cup fat free cream cheese, softened
1 cup chicken broth
8 corn tortillas
1 Cooking spray
1/4 cup crumbled cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Recipe Directions for Chicken Enchiladas

  1. Preheat oven to 425

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Combine chicken and cream cheese in a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa mixture. Reserve remaining salsa mixture.

  3. Bring broth to a simmer in a medium skillet. Working with one tortilla at a time, add tortilla to pan; cook 20 seconds or until moist, turning once. Remove tortilla; drain on paper towels. Spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of tortilla; roll up. Place tortilla, seam-side down, in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, broth, and chicken mixture.

  4. Pour remaining salsa mixture over enchiladas; sprinkle evenly with queso fresco and chili powder. Bake at 425? for 18 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with lime wedges. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 236.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
344
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.3g
20%
Saturated Fat
6.7g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
88mg
29%
Sodium
426mg
18%
Potassium
393mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
26.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
29.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 17% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
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