Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Heart friendly

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alberta smith

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@evon

Heart healthy enchilada sounds like an oxymoron, but with the correct swaps for fat free or low fat ingredients your tongue and family will never know the difference.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    chicken, breast, boneless, skinless
  • 2/3 c
    broth, chicken, less sodium (homemade is best)
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper, black ground
  • 4 c
    fresh,spinach or *2 boxes frozen or canned low soduim
  • 2 Tbsp
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz
    sour cream, light or fat-free
  • 1/4 c
    fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    milk, fat-free
  • 1 can(s)
    pepper(s), green chile, 4 ounces
  • 6
    tortilla(s), flour, 7- or 8-inch
  • 1/2 c
    cheese, cheddar, reduced-fat
  • ·
    tomato(es), chopped or salsa (optional)
  • ·
    cilantro, (optional)

How to Make Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Heart friendly

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large skillet, combine chicken, chicken broth, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 12 to 14 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, use 2 forks to shred chicken into bite-size pieces. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken.) Set aside.
  2. If using fresh spinach, place spinach in a steamer basket over boiling water. Reduce heat. Cover and stem for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. (Or in a covered medium saucepan, cook fresh spinach in a small amount of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.) Drain well. *If using frozen or canned squeeze out water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, and the 2 tablespoons green onion; set aside. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, yogurt, flour, cumin, and salt. Stir in milk and chile peppers. Divide sauce in half. Spoon one portion into a storage container; cover.
  4. For filling, combine remaining portion of the sauce and the chicken-spinach mixture. Divide the filling among the tortillas. Roll up tortillas. Place, seam sides down, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
  5. Cover baking dish with foil. Chill baking dish and sauce in storage container for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  6. To serve, preheat oven to 350°F. Spoon sauce from storage container over tortillas. Bake casserole, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake about 20 minutes more or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand for 5 minutes. If desired, garnish with chopped tomato or salsa, green onions, and cilantro.
  7. Calories: 243, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 441mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 8g, Carbs: 22g, Sugars: 4g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Protein: 18g

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Heart friendly

Course/Dish: Chicken Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy



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