Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde (Weight Watchers Recipe)

Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde (Weight Watchers Recipe)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.3
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.5 mg
  • Sodium: 632.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
  • Protein: 22.5 g

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Introduction

White beans, shredded chicken, green chile, sour cream and cheese. Need I say more? These have just the right amount of kick to them and hit the spot if you're craving Mexican food. They are high in fiber and so filling (one enchilada is a perfect serving size). The easiest way for me to make shredded chicken is in my crock pot. I let it cook all day while I'm at work, then I come home and shred it and freeze the broth for other recipes. Click here for the recipe. For other great enchilada recipes try my favorite Chicken Enchiladas with Red Enchilada Sauce, or Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas. Look for half point tortillas that are whole wheat and low carb such as La Tortilla Factory White beans, shredded chicken, green chile, sour cream and cheese. Need I say more? These have just the right amount of kick to them and hit the spot if you're craving Mexican food. They are high in fiber and so filling (one enchilada is a perfect serving size). The easiest way for me to make shredded chicken is in my crock pot. I let it cook all day while I'm at work, then I come home and shred it and freeze the broth for other recipes. Click here for the recipe. For other great enchilada recipes try my favorite Chicken Enchiladas with Red Enchilada Sauce, or Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas. Look for half point tortillas that are whole wheat and low carb such as La Tortilla Factory
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Chicken and White Bean Filling:

    1 tsp olive oil
    1/4 cup minced white onion
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
    15.5 oz can Navy beans (or Cannellini beans)
    8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
    1/3 can water
    1 chicken bullion
    1 tsp cumin
    Green Chile Enchilada Sauce:

    1 tsp butter
    1/2 cup chopped white onion
    2 tbsp flour
    1 cup fat free chicken broth
    7 oz can chopped green chile
    2 jalapeņos, chopped (I used jarred)
    salt
    1/2 cup light sour cream
    3/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese
    8 medium low carb tortillas
    chopped fresh cilantro or scallions (or both!)

Directions

For the Filling:
In a medium pan, heat olive oil on low. Add onions, garlic and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add green chiles, beans, water, bullion, and cumin. Mix well and cover. Simmer on low 15 minutes. Remove cover, add chicken and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until it thickens and liquid boils down. Set aside.

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce:
In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add flour and stir well. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Whisk until the sauce becomes smooth. Cook over medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Add green chiles, jalepeņos, and salt to tatse. Cook another minute then remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream.

Spread about 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish. Fill each tortilla with 1/3 cup of the chicken/white bean filling. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Continue filling remainder of the tortillas.

Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with cheese. Cover with aluminum and bake 20-30 minutes, until the enchiladas are hot and the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro or scallions.

Makes 8 servings (1 enchilada = 1 serving). 4 weight watchers points per serving.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LYNNIEFUFU.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    For sauce I used a 28 oz. can of Tomatillos and food processed it with cilantro and 1 can of green chilies. Then I added it to a skillet of saute'd onions, garlic, cumin, low sodium chicken broth. I also made this into a casserole instead of rolled up enchilada. Turned out very good & filling! - 10/11/10

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  • Very Good
    great - 10/5/17

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  • Incredible!
    Cooked frozen boneless skinless chicken in the filling then pureed the sauce blending in the protein froth. Can use canned Green Chili Enchilada Sauce. My husband who is not a fan of Mexican food, loved it. - 9/27/16

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