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Chicken Enchiladas

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Chicken Enchiladas

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 682 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 20 g

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Boneless, skinless chicken breast¾ pound
Canola oil2 teaspoons
Garlic clove, minced1
Yellow onion, coarsely chopped½
Large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped1
Chili powder1 teaspoon
Cumin1 teaspoon
Salt½ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Reduced-sodium chicken stock1 cup
Cooking spray
Corn tortillas8 (5-inch)
Reduced-fat shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese½ cup
Reduced-fat sour cream¼ cup
Salsa ¼ cup
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  3. Fill a large pot 2/3 of the way full with water. Boil chicken until tender, about 20 minutes. Let chicken cool and shred by hand. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, and continue cooking 5 minutes.
  5. Let mixture cool slightly, then blend in a blender or food processor, drizzling in chicken stock until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour half of sauce over chicken and set the other half aside.
  7. Over medium-low heat in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, add tortillas, one at a time, until they are soft, about 5 seconds on each side.
  8. Fill each tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture, roll tightly, and place snugly next to each other, seam side down, in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas, making sure to cover all of tortillas, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through.
  9. Top with sour cream and salsa and serve.

3 very lean meats; 1 starch

Side Suggestions: Spanish rice

Side Suggestions: Fat-free Refried Beans

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