Chicken enchilada casserole - delish!!

Chicken enchilada casserole - delish!!
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 389.1
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.4 mg
  • Sodium: 995.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 37.0 g

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Healthy chicken casserole with a kick! Modified from a CL recipe, this came together very easily and was surprisingly delicious. Healthy chicken casserole with a kick! Modified from a CL recipe, this came together very easily and was surprisingly delicious.
Number of Servings: 4


    Cooking spray
    4 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned or chicken breasts, skinned and cut in small pieces
    1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
    1 cup corn, thawed or canned
    1/3 cup (3 ounces) low fat Greek yogurt (or reduced fat cream cheese)
    1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 cups chopped onion, divided
    6 garlic cloves, minced and divided (reduce if you are not a fan of garlic!!)
    1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium or homemade chicken broth
    2/3 cup salsa verde
    1/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeño pepper
    9 (6-inch) corn tortillas
    1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded comte or sharp cheddar cheese


NOTE: most of these steps can be done simultaneously, assuming you have 3-4 stove top cookers.

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a large skillet pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; sauté about 10 minutes on each side, turning until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 15 minutes and then shred chicken. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons cilantro, corn, and next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) to chicken; toss to combine.

3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup onion; sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 3 garlic cloves; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add onion mixture to chicken mixture; stir to combine.

4. Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups onion, remaining 3 garlic cloves, broth, salsa, 1/4 cup water, and jalapeño in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Carefully pour mixture into a blender; add 2 tablespoons cilantro. Process until smooth.

5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tortillas; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove tortillas from pan; repeat procedure with remaining tortillas. Cut tortillas into quarters.

6. Spread 1/2 cup salsa mixture in the bottom of an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 12 tortilla quarters over salsa mixture. Spoon half of chicken mixture over tortillas. Repeat layers, ending with tortillas. Pour remaining salsa mixture over tortillas; sprinkle evenly with comte or cheddar cheese. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Top with remaining cilantro.

Serving Size: 4 pieces

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DESIREELC.

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