Chicken Enchiladas

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160 CALORIES 17g CARBS 4g FAT 14g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(4 Old SmartPoints™)
(4 PointsPlus®)
Enchiladas are the perfect little treat for a quick and delicious weekday meal. You can put them together in minutes and to me the scream comfort full of spice and ooey, gooey cheese. However to create really delicious enchiladas, but still in a flash, we are going to start with a canned enchilada sauce and doctor it up a bit with onions, red peppers, garlic, cumin, and some extra spice. You’ll be amazed how just a few tweaks really transform the sauce into something special. Then simply roll up the enchiladas and pop them in the oven. These also make a great meal with leftover turkey, so keep them in mind post turkey day.

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The Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 14 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 2 U cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder, if you want extra heat
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, minced
  • 8 U corn tortillas (or whole wheat or low carb)
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the onion, red pepper, and garlic and cook for 5-7 minutes until the onion softens. Add the enchilada sauce and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and season with cumin and ancho chili powder for additional heat.
  3. Get out your baking dish and spray with cooking spray. Add enough sauce to just cover the bottom of the dish. Then begin assembling your enchiladas. Either microwave the tortillas beforehand for about 30 seconds so they are pliable before rolling them, or for more authentic enchiladas carefully dip each tortilla in the sauce before adding the chicken and rolling them up.
  4. Cover the enchiladas with the additional sauce, leaving some extra for serving alongside the enchiladas. Sprinkle on the cheese.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and toasty.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 enchilada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 37mg
12%
Sodium 536mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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