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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 174.7
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 395.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Submitted by: PAPEROSES2182
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Introduction

Lower in fat version of my old fave recipe. Lower in fat version of my old fave recipe.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients


    1/2 cup canned Green Chilies
    4 8inch Mission Flour Tortiallas
    1 cup of Fat Free Refried Beans (old el paso fat free)
    2 Fresh Banana Peppers 4 1/2in long, chopped and seeds removed
    3/4 cup of Fiesta Blend Shredded Cheese(can substitute with reduced fat cheddar)
    5 TBS Fat Free Sour Cream
    2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
    1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
    1 Medium Yellow Onion Chopped
    1 cup of red ripe tomatoes diced
    1/2 cup of Diced Tomatoes, no salt added (del monte)
    Dash of Pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup Fat Free Milk
    Dash of Salt, to taste(also try a salt substitute)
    4 Tsp. Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix (40% Less Sodium)
    1 tsp Garlic Powder

Directions

Makes 12 servings - 9X13 cut 4 ways vertically and 3 ways horizontally

First thaw and boil chicken breasts til white all the way through.( I like to put a whole frozen chicken in my crockpot fill it with water and cook for 6 hours and use the breast meat from that, and shred it with a fork.) Shred them with a fork into bite size pieces or to your liking. While the chicken is boiling cut up your onion and banana peppers. Put them in a frying pan and cook til the onions are half soft, then add the green chilies, black beans, diced tomatoes and 2 tsp's of the taco seasoning. When the onions are soft turn down the heat and add 2 TBS or so of the fat free milk and 3 TBS of the sour cream and mix well. Stir the shredded chicken into the pan with black bean, etc. and mix well. Preheat the oven to 350. Get a 9X13 and spray with fat free cooking spray. place the 2 tortiallas in the pan covering as much of the bottom of the pan as possible. Take the refried beans and in a small bowl mix with the remaining 2 TBS of Sour cream, 2 tsp of the taco seasoning and 1 tsp garlic powder. Take the refried bean mix and spread it in a layer along the bottom, ontop of the tortiallas. Then take the shredded chicken, bean, chilie, etc. mix and layer that ontop of the refried beans. Sprikle 1/2 cup of the fiesta blend cheese on top of the chicken layer. Take the 2 remaining tortiallas on top of the chesse and brush the remaining fat free milk on the top of the tortiallas then finally sprinkle with the last 1/4 cup of chesse. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 mins. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAPEROSES2182.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this...I substituted multi grain tortillas instead and it came out awesome. My family wants me to make it again. This is one recipe that I will keep. Thanks - 8/22/09

    Reply from PAPEROSES2182 (8/23/09)
    Thank you, and that sounds good, but I can't seem to find multi grain tortillas in my local grocery store, but I will keep my eye out for them. :)


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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful recipe. I used Rotel to add heat and substituted yogurt for the sour cream. The recipe is fun because you can easily experiment with the ingredients. My guests loved it and are asking for it again. The meal is nutricious, but high in sodium, taco seasoning? - 6/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is GREAT!! i substituted light ranch in place of sour cream only cause i had no ranch and i used jalapeno peppers instead of banana peppers. this recipe is AWESOME 5 stars here!! Thanks - 3/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday and loved it. However, I did make a few changes to the recipe. I used boneless/skinless chicken thighs seasoned and cooked the chicken in the crockpot. I used whole wheat tortillas. I omitted the black beans and added black olives. I also added Rotel and enchilada sauce for a l - 10/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was EXCELLENT! My boyfriend and I both loved it! I truly felt like I was having a great dish at a Mexican restaurant! - 7/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I used corn tortillas instead and came out well. I think I may substitute enchilada sauce for the milk next time just to see how it turns out. - 6/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. The house smelled good while it was cooking and it tasted just as good. Unfortunately it was a 50/50 hit with the kids, but I would make it to have for lunches through the week. - 3/17/10

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  • I made this last night. I used Granny's Enchilada sauce recipe also and put it within the layers and on the top layer of tortillas. Mine was much more sloppy than the picture but it was really tasty. - 4/4/13

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  • This was amazing! I substituted the banana peppers (none at the store) with anaheim peppers and it tasted just fine. Also, the recipe calls for 1 cup of tomatoes but doesn't specify it where to add them. Apparently, it's the topping but I added it in with the rest and it tasted just as good. - 1/12/13

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  • This was easy for me to make. I love the flavor! Thanks for sharing. - 10/29/12

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  • Great recipe! I just made this tonight and I can't think of anything I would change (I don't like banana peppers so I just omitted those). I might add some other veggies but really it's great as is. Thanks for sharing! - 9/2/12

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  • I really loved this, didn't have banana peppers and still it was great!! I loved all the flavors! Adding to the rotation! - 2/17/12

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  • Yummy...so fulfilled my Mexican craving. Everyone loved it. I used mountain bread to lower the cals and carbs and worked great.
    - 1/14/12

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  • Good recipe. I make my own seasoning mix, salt free. Everyone loved it. - 12/30/11

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  • my family absolutly loves this recipe, they ask for it every weekend, Off to the store to buy what I need to make it again! - 11/12/11

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  • I substituted whole grain tortillas, and my boyfriend doesn't like beans so I substituted the 1 cup of refried beans for 1 cup of cooked rice and I just added extra vegetables, red and green peppers and mushrooms instead of the black beans and it was very delicious, we both liked it very much. - 10/6/11

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  • awesome - 8/29/11

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  • Even my guys LOVED it! I left out the black beans...next time I think I'm going to try them. We topped it with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and a dab of fat free sour cream! YUM! (My guys used more than a dab...:) - 7/12/11

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  • Made this for dinner tomorrow. Looks like it will be good and I'm loving the reduced calories! - 2/28/11

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  • Wonderful. This will be my "go to" recipe when I'm craving Mexican food. No guilt afterwards. Thanks! - 2/11/11

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  • I will make this again! - 11/9/10

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  • Great! - 10/6/10

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  • nice recipe. I had corn tortillas so I used them. I also didn't want to heat up the house, so I microwaved them (5 minutes for a half recipe). - 9/12/10

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  • Thank you for this recipe! It was delicious! I didn't used diced tomatoes, but used fresh tomatoes from our garden. I also used the wheat tortillas. My husband and I both loved them! And the calories are just right!! - 8/19/10

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  • This is simply a brillian recipe. I LOVED every bite. Based on taste this is cant be a 'healthy recipe' :P - 7/26/10

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  • Delish definitely a keeper. Thanks - 7/19/10

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  • Made this tonight. It was soooo good. Thanks. Will definitely make again and again. - 5/17/10

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  • This is just awesome! Even my 3yr old liked it! I almost feel guilty getting to eat it because it is just so good and filling. I made it and then separated it into portions and froze them for later. I will definately keep this in my permanent file! Thanks so much! - 4/23/10

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  • I made this for my family, and it was awesome! I reheated it twice for lunch the next two days! I used Rotel mild tomatoes w/ green chiles (drained), and it made it spicy...too spicy for the children. We emptied a gallon of milk, but it was worth it. - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. Even my two year old asked for seconds! - 2/21/10

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  • This recipe, was really really good. My sister made it for us on a snowy, winter night. It will definitely be a recipe we eat again. We're actually having a fundraiser and serving a "taco bar" and this will definitely be part of the spread. Thank you! A+++ can't wait for lunch tomorrow. - 2/11/10

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  • I just made this tonight and it was delicious. I omitted the onion and it was still very tastey. None Left! Thanks! - 11/6/09

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  • My family really liked this dish. It's good to have healthier mexican recipes (since we all know how unhealthy Mexican food can be) to add to my repetoire. - 10/26/09

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  • Thumbs up from our family! I added half of a red, green, and yellow pepper. I also added 3/4 can of mexican corn, and substituted the banana peppers with the jar variety (hot). - 10/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awsome dish, loved it! - 10/11/09

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  • I used wheat tortillias. My husband said this was the best dish I ever made for him. He really enjoyed this!! Thank you! - 10/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh!!! This was soooo incredibly yummy! Even my 7-year-old who can be picky loved it! - 10/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is really good and my family really liked it as well - 10/4/09

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  • This was very tasty. I used smart & delicious soft wraps with 13 grams of fiber per wrap. We all loved it, will be a keeper. Works well on weight watchers - 9/28/09

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  • I made this last night and it was wonderful! My husband loved it too. Thanks for sharing! - 9/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful I plan on making it later this week - 9/2/09

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  • This was great! Just the right amount of spice with tons of flavor. It takes like there are thousands of calories! Excellent recipe! - 8/29/09

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  • Made this for dinner this evening. Tasted good but the consistenancy was off. Very runny. I was confused about the diced tomatoes. I guess I was to use fresh diced tomatoes and the canned. I used all canned tomatoes. I think that was where the problem lies. But all in all very good - 8/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have added this to my meal plan and will make it tomorrow. It sounds perfect and will satisfy my "Mexican craving"... - 8/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is the tastiest meal, my family loved it - 8/24/09

    Reply from PAPEROSES2182 (8/25/09)
    Thank you! :)


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