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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

recipe ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup bottled picante sauce
3 oz. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups bottled green taco sauce

recipe directions
Preheat oven to 350*F.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, picante sauce, cream cheese, and cumin. Cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring constantly. Place about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up. Place in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish which has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the taco sauce evenly over top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Cover and bake at 350*F for 15 minutes or until cheese melts.

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Serves: 8 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
272 8 3 18 2 924 32 6
  • Kathryn

    We invited a family over for dinner last night and this was our main dish. Loved the filling however, I think next time we will pass on the green sauce. Several of us took the filling out and placed it in a regular totillia. Love the flavor but, if you have kids make sure you use mild picante it was a little spicy but that was fine with me!

  • Mary

    This recipe is awesome!!! My whole family loved it. I couldnt find the green taco sauce so I just used the regular and it was fantastic… Was ever good heated up the next day.

  • Kris

    I made this for my family and we all loved it, even those that do not like enchiladas! Very different taste with both the picante sauce and green taco sauce.

  • Keely

    these were amazing! i omitted the onion since the salsa i used had onion in it already. i also used trader joes enchilada sauce instead of the green taco sauce. you gotta make these- you won’t regret it!

  • linden

    Wonderful recipe, it was even better than my normal high fat enchilads

  • harriet

    I’ve been making these for two years! they’re great! my family loves them! I use taco sauce or salsa instead of the green taco sauce. they don’t taste diet at all!!!

  • Whitney

    Everyone LOVES this. They have no idea it is low fat. On the side, I serve with fat free refried beans topped with taco bell sauce and shredded cheese.

  • Stepmom

    The family loved this. It was easy to make we put the raw chicken, picante sauce & onion all in the pressure cooker together it only took all of 15 minutes. I made it with brown rice, added the rest of the pincate, 1 tsp of Cumin & black beans as a side.

  • lulu

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! I stumbled across this recipe looking to find healthy recipes and decided to try it. It is now in the regular rotation of favorites in our house! Thank you so much for putting this one out there!

  • Kelli

    One of my favorites so far! My hubby even loved it! Couldn’t believe I used cream cheese in the recipe.

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