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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.3
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.6 mg
  • Sodium: 660.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 36.2 g

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


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Introduction

By using nonfat sour cream and yogurt, this recipe greatly reduces the amount of fat in the dish. By using nonfat sour cream and yogurt, this recipe greatly reduces the amount of fat in the dish.

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded into bite-sized pieces
    • 4 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 8 oz. carton of nonfat sour cream
    • 1/4 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons whole grain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup 1% milk
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
    • 6 whole wheat tortillas, 6-8 inces in diameter
    • 1/2 low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. In a medium sized saucepan, cook fresh spinach with a small amount of water, covered, for 5 minutes on medium-high heat.



2. In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, spinach and green onions. Mix well and set aside.



3. Make the sauce: In a medium sized bowl, combine sour cream, yogurt, flour, cumin and salt. Add milk and jalapeño pepper and mix well.



4. Pour half the sauce into the chicken and spinach mixture and mix well. Divide the filling among the tortillas. Fold opposite ends of a tortilla up about 1 inch over filling then fold the left and right sides over the folded end, overlapping.



5. Place filled tortillas, seam sides down on an ungreased rectangular baking dish.



6. Spoon remaining sauce over the tortillas and bake, uncovered, in a 350° F oven for about 20 minutes or until heated through.



7. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and let stand for 5 minutes.



8. Top with salsa and chopped green onions as desired and serve.



Serves 6.



Reprinted with permission by Public Health – Seattle & King County









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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe from my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. If you want more sauce, add a can of low fat cream of chicken soup. If you want more spice, then add chopped onions, tomatoes and salsa on top and serve with rice and black beans. - 3/5/09

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Anybody who is from or has even visited New Mexico KNOWS that this recipe requires Green Chili! You can use mild or hot depending on your taste but no enchilada should be made without it. - 3/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also added a can of green chilies. This recipe is a keeper! - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty. Thanks for the recipe. I cut back on the cumin and add cilantro, with the chili powder and paprika idea. - 3/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Use low fat cheese and sour cream to lower fat and calorie content. Add a few more spices to taste and can't be beat! - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Versatile recipe. I've made this several times. Ground chicken or turkey can be substituted and you can use a lower fat mexican cheese blend if desired. We even used corn tortillas instead of wheat. It's delicious and healthy every way! - 3/5/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs more seasoning. - 3/5/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was good but needed some additional spices (I used chili powder and extra cumin). I also added black beans and green salsa to the filling and used a mix of cheddar, jack and mexican chihuaua cheese on top. my husband, a chef, approved. :) - 4/10/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Healthy? Yes. Yummy? No. My three picky eaters (husband, 3yr old and 1yr old) all disliked this and I didn't care for it much either. We are big Mexican food eaters and this just didn't do it for us. Dull... mushy... almost tasteless. I do not recommend. - 3/11/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a can of green chiles and some chili powder and made a red sauce to pour over. I also made a vegetarian pan using beans to replace the chicken. - 12/3/07

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasted like every other LOW-CAL enchilada....was hoping it would be alittle more like the real thing. - 3/23/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was a bit bland too, but adding more spices solve it! - 3/21/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought the recipe was a little bland as written. We have made it with red enchilada sauce and green enchilada sauces. It's also good with red and green pepper filling with the chicken. - 3/19/07

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  • This recipe was wonderful! And simple! - 4/16/13

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  • These were good but I think I prefer a red sauce. - 4/1/11

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  • Delicious. Added extra spice to prevent blandness. Also added tomato, mushrooms and sweet red pepper to the chicken mix, used all greek yogurt (no sour cream), served with salsa and avocado on top. Took 7 tortillas to fit all the chicken mix. Husband liked but said it was a bit mushy. Cook shorter? - 4/22/10

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  • yum! - 3/31/10

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  • I am trying this one today. - 2/19/10

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  • My husband and I both loved this recipe, and he asked if I could make it for him every week, and he is typically a white bread, meat eater who loves lots of fatty sauces on his meals. - 1/20/10

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  • I made these with quite a few changes/additions and they came out great! I added shredded carrots and extra onions and spices and herbs, and since I did not have the recommended green chiles on hand I added a can of hot peppers. I subbed cottage cheese for yogurt since we were out of yogurt. Yum! - 1/17/10

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  • I have made this a couple times now and my kids are so happy with it. It's a creamy recipe without all the fat associated with the creamy sauces. I would add roasted chili's to it as well and I only added jalapeno's to half of them since the kids don't like the heat. - 10/4/09

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  • This was quite good with the extensive additions and changes I made. I added a whole bunch of cilantro in and on them, as well as extra spices. I used Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt and added refried beans to the sauce as well as scraped the tortillas with beans before rolling them. - 8/6/09

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  • these were outstanding! I used a rotisserie chicken from walmart and it was so easy and delicious!! will make these frequently! I also added chopped canned jalapenos instead of fresh, maybe that made the difference with the flavor! - 5/3/09

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  • This was really good. I read some reviews that said it was too bland but I didn't find it bland at all. I did add a can of diced green chillies to it, so maybe that helped. Hubby loved it too. Will definitely be making this again. - 4/8/09

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  • This is a great recipe, my 6 & 8 yr old loved them. During this season of Lent I made them substituting the chicken w/shrimp. - 4/3/09

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  • I added half a can of mild green chilis to the sauce and the rest of the can to the meat mixture. I served it with salsa and gaucamole dip. Yummo! My husband told me to put this in my "keeper" file. - 3/31/09

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  • My family loved it. I have made the chicken enchiladas from another member and it was a hit, but this one is lighter and everyone seems to like this one better. But now I have a choice. We put fat free refried beans as another topping. - 3/16/09

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  • Pretty good stuff!! Changed out the chicken for ground turkey sausage and made it for breakfast too. Yummy - 3/15/09

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  • These were good, but if I make them again, I think I would double the sauce ingredients, as my family thought they were a little dry. Overall, they were a hit with my family, though! - 3/12/09

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  • Very similar to one my daughter gave me several years ago. It's terrific! We also add a small can of chopped chilies. - 3/7/09

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  • I made this last night- WOW! I did 'tweak' it here and there and you can read all about it (with pictures) on my blog if you'd like!
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
    _journal.asp?id=STARLIT41 - 3/6/09

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  • my most favorite dish of all - 3/5/09

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  • I will try it with veggie chic n strips - 3/5/09

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  • Awesome! I added some Mexican rice to make it a complete meal for my family, who aren't watching their weight. - 3/5/09

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  • Will give this recipe a try. My son loves mexican food. So this should be something we both would enjoy - 3/5/09

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  • LOVE this and will sure be making it a lot. Thank you - 3/5/09

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  • I enjoyed this, but it was pretty time-consuming. I added some chili powder and seasoned the chicken breasts with Bay Seasoning and put them on my Foreman grill to cook them. Very good recipe, overall. - 4/8/08

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  • Very yummy! - 4/7/08

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  • I love new recipies and even added to my recipie can. I added a few things and it was GREAT!!!!! - 3/14/08

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  • I cooked my chicken with taco seasoning (1/2 pkg) and added the rest to the spinach mixture. Next time I make this I will saute some onions and pepers and make more of a Fajita mix with the sauce. I also used salsa to serve to kick it up a bit. - 3/14/08

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  • I loved this one. It did make more than the recipe said but I didn't really measure my meat, I eye balled it. I also used turkey since I had left over turkey breast. When I make it again I will add more spices. I felt it was a little bland, but I like spicey. Salsa over it before serving worked - 3/11/08

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  • This was AWESOME! I have some finicky eaters and I made this for a Sunday family dinner and it was polished off. Definitely a new one to add to the favorites. - 3/10/08

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  • This was GREAT!. I thought the whole wheat tortilla might make it dry, it didn't. Very good. - 3/7/08

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  • Very tasty comfort food! - 3/5/08

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  • I had to make it more spicy for my taste, but otherwise it was very yummy. - 3/4/08

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  • This was excellent!!! - 3/4/08

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  • I thought this was a good recipe. I was excited that even my pickiest eater at one and a half. Very easy and quick to make. - 10/1/07

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  • Easy to make! Healthy and the entire family (even the children!) loved it :~). - 9/30/07

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  • it wasn't quite what i was expecting. i used a really spicy habenero salsa on top so it was spicy but too creamy. i'm a big fan of green enchiladas though... thanks for the recipe! - 9/26/07

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  • I added chili powder and paprika to the sauce to give it more flavor since many reviews said it was bland, and it turned out delicious. - 9/9/07

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  • It was a good, albeit time consuming, recipe. The sauce was a tad spicy, but in a good way although it seemed a tad bland even so. There was something missing. Adding some bell peppers and tomato to the sauce might take care of it. - 3/27/07

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  • I enjoy this recipe a lot! - 3/26/07

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  • I just made this for supper. My family LOVED it...even my 13 year old son who HATES spinach. We think putting the chicken mixture on a bed of rice would be good also. - 3/21/07

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  • YUMMY! A family favorite!!! - 3/16/07

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  • I liked this, but my husband said it was too bland and my toddler wouldn't eat it . I stilt think they're wrong - and it was EASY - 3/15/07

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  • My whole family loved this. Even my husband, and he hates spinach! - 3/13/07

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was the best chicken enchilada recipe i have found anywere thanks should be 5 stars - 3/13/07

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  • This was really good - 3/13/07

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  • This is wonderful and easy.
    My husband loves the wheat tortillas and my kids took one bite and asked when was I making it again. - 3/7/07

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