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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.7
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.4 mg
  • Sodium: 731.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 25.8 g

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Submitted by: POLLYHIDALGO
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
    18 corn tortillas, medium
    3 cups enchilada sauce
    5 cups colby and monterey jack cheese, shredded
    1 cup onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Boil the chicken in water until done. Drain & chop into small pieces.
Chop onion.
Spray a 13x9" pan with cooking spray.
Dip tortillas in the enchilada sauce one at a time, making sure they are completely covered with sauce.
Layer covered tortillas in the bottom of the pan, it should take six.
Add a layer of chicken, onion & cheese. You don't want the tortillas to be completely covered with any one of the ingredients but you should put about half of the chicken & onion & about 1/3 of the cheese.
Add a another layer of the tortillas dipped in sauce.
Press down gently all over the pan.
Add the remaining chicken, onion and cheese mixture.
Add remaining layer of tortillas dipped in sauce & press down gently again all over the pan.
Add the remaining cheese on the top.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, until cheese is bubbly, starting to brown and the casserole is hot all the way through.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user POLLYHIDALGO.






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  • Incredible!
    57 of 58 people found this review helpful
    Probably very good as written, but I have to get veggies into my family, so I added the suggested corn (frozen), a can of black beans, and ½ cup diced green pepper. Also, just for fun, I substituted a can of Rotel (tomatoes & chilis) for 1 cup of enchilada sauce. Very good, very filling! - 9/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I made this but instead of layering the tortialls I tore the tortialls into pcs and mixed everything togeather and topped it with shreded cheese. and stuck in the oven for about 30-40 munites cut prep time in half and was great - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    OH MY GAWD!!! It was so good!!! We added black beans, corn and black olives to the chicken mixture, and some dried cilantro and garlic powder, like a lot of suggestions. WOW - 12/3/08

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    My boyfriend I loved this recipe! We added green chiles, black olives, "hot" taco seasoning" and mixed "mild" and "hot" enchilada sauce. . .yum! and it was really filling. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    thisis really good but was even better using low fat cheese and whole wheat tortillas. - 5/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was soooooo good. I added corn and black beans and green chiles..... - 7/1/08

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  • Bad
    10 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Way too much cheese, and where are the veggies? This could use a few cans of beans or some slices peppers. Also, Much better to make your own enchilada sauce (takes only 10 minutes) to reduce sodium and artificial ingredients. I would cook the chx in the enchilada sauce for flavor. - 6/25/08

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    We all loved this one. I had to add a lot more than the recipe though - can of black beans, corn, black olives, and 1/2 a large green pepper. I shredded all the torts too to make things simpler. Used 1.5 lbs of chicken. Topped it with light Sour C. and Salsa. This will give LOTS of left overs! - 12/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome. I cut the recipe by 1/2 and seasoned the chicken with S & P, garlic powder & cumin
    I also used whole wheat tortillas & low fat cheese.
    Yummy!! Thanks for sharing this.

    - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Good stuff - reheated really well. - 11/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe...I also used lowfat cheese and added black beans. Very healthy and great the next day! - 5/18/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was really quite good. The flavor will change a lot depending on what enchilada sauce you use (i.e., mild, medium, hot). I used the fat-free tortillas, and reduced fat cheese, and only 4 cups of cheese. 3 lbs. of chicken made it a very hearty dish, and the serving size was quite appropriate. - 1/3/09

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  • O.K.
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    For the amount of time and ingredients involved, I would like it to be fabulous. It was just good to me & hubby, kids did not like it. Pour the remaining sauce over the top layer, or else it is too dry. Also, season the chicken or else it is too bland. Also, makes enough to feed a small army! - 5/7/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I only made a 1/3rd of this and it turned out alright. My family is used to -my- Mexican Casserole, which of course has probably 1000 calories per serving lol. It is definitely something we can get used to though as a replacement :) - 3/18/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I added corn so it has a vege. DH & DD both gave it a 4.5. I thinks its a 4 now, but with some improvements will be a 5. I only used 19 oz of sauce, so need 24-32 oz (either green or w/chilies). I LOVE someone's idea of black olives on top. Serving size is half what I'm used to. - 4/2/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I also added corn and black beans. - 10/5/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was good. My husband enjoyed it but the kids were not too fond of it...I added black beans and corn and then we topped it with fat free sour cream, salsa, jalapenos and fresh tomatos. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe and easy to make. Husband loved it and rave about it to our kids. Added corn & black olives. Will make again. I used precooked & cubed chicken. Quick & easy and good. Can't ask for more. - 5/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding flavor and very filling. - 4/27/09

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious! I think I will add black beans, corn and chilis to mine tomorrow night for dinner! - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    a little high in sodium, but love mexican flavor - 10/5/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very easy and delicious! We also use the green enchilada sauce and a few black olives. Topped with light sour cream! - 6/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves it. I added black beans and corn and used low-fat cheese. My husband couldn't get enough. Thanks!!! - 6/19/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good recipe.It's easy too.Tastey. - 5/23/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A BIG hit with the family! I enjoyed this recipe just as it's written, but may use some other's suggestions for a little added spice or black beans next time, just for variation - 5/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We had this tonight and my husband and I really liked it! Its really filling. I think I will try whole wheat tortillas next time. I felt like I was cheating when I ate this because it doesn't seem like it would be healthy but it is. I also used reduced fat cheese. Thanks! - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My boyfriend and I really liked this dish. I would def use reduced fat cheese next time because I don't think it would change the taste. The onion was a little overpowering so I would also use less but overall it was really good and I would make it again. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great, Easy to make. Yummy the next day, too. A great find. Thanks. - 11/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this exact recipe is in the book "lunch Lessons". Its great! I used just chicken breast and 2% cheese, and whole wheat/low fat tortillas to lower the fat. - 10/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful dish. Quick and easy. I did add some olives to it though. - 10/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight but substituted salsa for the enchilada sauce!!! My family LOVED it!!!

    I usd to make something similar with flour tortillas, seasoned chicken, a carton of sour cream & a bag of shredded cheese all layered --- this is so much better for you!!! - 10/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was fantastic but i also added hot peppers to mine for a little zip - 10/5/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Needed cooked longer to get the onions cooked. A little time consuming but very good recipe! - 9/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    really great, i added some taco seasoning into the enchilada sauce, which gave it just a little kick. but will definitly make again! - 8/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this! its so easy to make and even my 3 kids enjoy it. - 7/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is SO good! I added cilantro and used 2% cheese and topped it with a dab of light sour cream. There is no way anyone would think they were eating something that was not high calorie or high fat lol. One serving and I am very full, I did add a small salad to the meal. Thank you for sharing this. - 7/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both liked it a lot and I will make it again! - 7/1/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was easy to make and tasted good. I think it needed some spices, but this way was good for my kids who aren't into spices. - 6/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definately gonna add to our favorites. So good!!! - 6/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful way to have chicken enchiladas. It was so easy, quick and delicious. - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was AMAZING!! My friends and I flipped over it! AWESOME!!! - 6/23/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing and easy. Was a big hit. - 6/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband has been making this for years. He uses green enchilada sauce. We have served to american and forign exchange student. Everyone loves it. Black Olives on the top is nice. Try it you will like it. - 6/21/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a good meal. I would add some green peppers next time to make it a little more interesting -- possibly beans, also. - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is how I make mine too, so I know it's good! - 6/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I can't believe how easy and yummy it is. - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy for a busy family. Thanks! - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this before for my family we all love it, I do season my chicken with taco seasoning after i shred and I use black beans, and tomatoes with gr. chiles as well as the onions. Big hit!! - 6/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    loved it and def making it again - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THE BEST!! I love this recipe!! WOWZA!!! You can add a few things to really spice this up even more- but it is great the way it is!!! - 6/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with some left over chicken. It was great. I added a can of black beans and layered it in with the chicken and cheese. - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe! My entire family loved it! - 4/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! my husband loved it too. we have tons leftover for lunches and dinners this week. i used low-card flour tortillas because we don't like corn tortillas. it was DELICIOUS!!! - 3/10/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make - Hubby and I loved it... I have plenty of leftovers to freeze and take to work another time. - 3/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We loved it!!! Cut it down to 12 corn tortillas(2 layers) and used green chili enchilada sauce. - 3/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Modified it tastes awesome. Grilled the chicken and seasoned it to my liking (s & p). Then used corn, black beans, onion, bell pepper sauteed (w/cumin) for next layer. Used only 3 c. cheese and poured remainder of enchilada sauce over the top layer. Did 8 serv. instead of 16. - 11/6/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were very good! I followed other's suggestions...I added a can of black beans and a bag of frozen corn. Also cut tortillas and mixed all together and topped with the cheese. Yummy! - 12/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this - but all those carbs are too much for me (and I want veggies). So instead of tortillas - just cut up 4-5 zucchinis and layer in the pan with some cheese (light Mexican) and a can of fire-roasted green chiles. Add chicken, pour on some GREEN enchilada sauce and bake! Lots of flavor!! - 5/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great. I make my own enchilada sauce (super easy, super low fat). I have it with lots of lettuce and chopped tomatos so we get plenty of veggies. - 5/18/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A family favorite..... - 5/18/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My daughter in law made this last week. It was so good. - 5/18/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Got a "Tasty" from my husband. Translated - it's a keeper. Very filling. Tastes great the next day too. - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Truly delicious! I have a hard time believing this is only 268 cals a serving. Great recipe and easy to make! - 4/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. I added the black beans and corn. I used lower fat cheese and wheat wraps instead. But still very good - 3/30/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i thought it was very easy to make and was good. - 3/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent ~ It was extremly easy and fast. Everyone in the house loved it. Next time I'll sneak some chili peppers in just for some spice. Loved it. - 3/15/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good - 3/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it and it is soooo easy to make. This will be one of our favorites. - 3/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family absolutely LOVED it! I added a green pepper and corn :) - 2/19/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and delicious! - 1/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing!!!! - 1/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe! Easy and so yummy! - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night for dinner (took pics and blogged about it this morning). Very filling! alittle dry for me (I am a big sauce person) next time I will have some exra sauce on the side with it. I made my own sauce using Granny's Ench sauce submitted by MSCAT3851 - great pairing... nummy. - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! It was easy and tasted great. I used Mission carb balance whole wheat tortillas and used a little less per layer (used 12 total) and that worked just fine. - 11/20/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good, we added green chilis and a can of tomatoes. It's a good recipe i think it just needs everyone's own personal touch. Beans, jalapenos, chilis, tomatoes? - 11/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this very much , I add a little extra stuff, like corn black beans and a can of tomato and chilles which made it even batter. will be makinthis again. - 8/10/09

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD LOVE ENCHILLADAS - 6/19/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This looks soooooooooooooo good, we love anything Mexican. Will have to tweak with reduced fat cheese and cut back and the amt as it is over my allowable fat grams and hubby has hi cholesterol. I will also add Black beans and some spices for heat but hubby son & I will love this - thanks so much!! - 5/28/09

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used to make this alot. It is excellent - 5/18/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. - 5/18/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness that was good! We did change it up quie a bit, adding chopped red and green peppers as well as green chilis. My husband is pretty particular and he liked it but the sauce was not quite right, so we will have to keep working to find the right sauce recipe for his tastes. - 1/12/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious ! - 10/11/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds sooo good and easy to make...I love enchiladas, but was wondering what is the measure of a serving? 1c.? 1/2c.? - 10/6/08

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  • I LOVE this casserole and it tasted great when reheated the next day. I did add black beans and corn as other people said. We put plain fat free greek yogurt on top when we ate in place of sour cream. Yummy!! - 7/27/14

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  • We enjoyed this recipe a lot. Easy to put together. I didn't have enough enchilada sauce so I stretched it with salsa! Plus, I used a lot less cheese! It was great! - 3/26/14

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  • Sounds like it could be a good recipe.......BUT NOT FOR SOMEONE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT! - 2/19/14

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  • Pretty good, included black beans and green chiles like other members mentioned. Definite make again meal! - 11/30/13

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  • Has anyone tried this in a crock pot? Was thinking of taking it camping with us. - 8/22/13

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  • So easy and can be done with kids. I substituted black beans for some of the chicken and used a reduced fat cheese. - 8/17/13

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  • We followed this recipe exact and our results were just "okay"
    The taste was very bland, lacked flavor.
    Any suggestions on how to flavor it up?? - 6/17/13

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  • This was very good. I added black beans and red peppers. I also use the green sauce insted of the red sauce - 3/24/13

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  • This was delicious. I took the advice of some of the others and added beans and Rotel tomatoes with green chilies and thought the dish turned out great. Oh and I put green onions on top as well. Thanks for the great recipe. - 3/6/13

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  • Like this one. Used frozen veggie medley instead of carrots. - 3/3/13

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  • This is such a great starter recipe! I added canned corn and some cilantro...it was really good. My children had seconds! - 2/22/13

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  • So incredibly delicious! As others recommended, I added the black beans and the corn to the recipe. It definitely tasted like I went to the mexican restaraunt for dinner! - 2/21/13

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  • This went over very well at a pot luck. I served it over shredded lettuce, and chopped tomatos. I steam the meat, seasoned it w/ taco seasoning, and used 4 cups of cheese. - 2/20/13

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  • very good. - 2/5/13

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  • This is a great start to an awesome recipe. Like others I added corn, black beans and rotel (chilies with tomatoes). I cooked the chicken in a tomato chicken broth to give it more flavor and shredded it instead of chopping. So good! she forgot to put onion on the lost of ingredient - 1/30/13

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  • Addded black beans and corn. Plan to saute the onions first next time -- they were cooked but crunchy which was a distraction. Will add green chilis and more sauce next time. Decent place to start but needs some tweaking to rate more than 3 stars. - 1/7/13

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  • I tried this recipe for the first time last night. I put a little less cheese but added black beans and corn. It was excellent!! Very filling. - 12/31/12

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