Mom's Chicken Enchiladas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 434.3
  • Total Fat: 12.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,916.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 39.0 g

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From Eating for Life, Page 114 From Eating for Life, Page 114
Number of Servings: 4


    4 portions chicken breast (about 1 lb)
    4 green onions, sliced
    2T fresh cilantro chopped
    1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
    3 cans (10 oz. each) green enchilada sauce
    8 corn tortillas
    1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
    2 cups lettuce, shredded
    1/2 cup salsa
    1/2 cup light sour cream
    1 tomato, diced
    1 can (2 oz) ripe olives, sliced


Serves 4

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place chicken breasts in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over hight heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Shred chicken by pulling apart with 2 forks; set aside.

3. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add green onion, cilantro and jalapeno; saute for 2 mintues. Add shredded chicken and 1 can of enchilada sauce. Cook stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour the 2 remaining cans of enchilada sauce in a medium bowl and microwave until warm, about 2 minutes. Dip each tortilla in the heated sauce and fill with about 1/8 of the chicken mixture. Roll up and place, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish.

5. Pour remaining heated sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until enchiladas are heated trhough and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

6. Divide lettuce onto four plates and place a portion of enchiladas on top. Top with a spoonful of salsa, a dollop of sour cream, tomatoes and olives. Serve and enjoy.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SKINNYSOON13.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I bought the Eating for Life cookbook a long time ago and this and the Asian Beef Stirfry are hands down the best recipes.

    We tend to add a little extra cheese on the enchilada's and serve it with beans and rice. Beware that this is a spicy recipe though!
    - 3/3/12

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    No doubt about's the BEST thing on the diet plan! - 6/1/11