Friday, August 13, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are full of flavor and do not taste "light" at all.  I found this recipe on the wonderful blog that is full of WW recipes.  They are so yummy!  I like to top mine with a Tbsp. of fat free sour cream and a little bit of avocado for extra calories.  These even received my husband's stamp of approval and he tends to be picky about his Mexican food.  The recipe says 8 servings, making each serving one enchilada for 160 calories, but I often make my meal with 2 enchiladas for 320 calories. 

Servings:  8
Serving Size:  1 enchilada
Calories:  160
Fat:  5.9g
Protein: 16.2g
Carb:  17.8g
Fiber:  8.3g

Chicken Enchiladas

For the sauce:

2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the chicken:

1 tsp olive oil
8.5 oz (2 breast halves) cooked shredded chicken breast
1 cup diced onion
2 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro
kosher salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce
8 (6-inch) reduced carb whole wheat flour tortillas
1 cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese
Nonstick cooking spray

1.  In a medium saucepan, spray oil and saute garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

2.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3.  Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

4.  Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it. Place on baking dish seam side down. Top with sauce and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with fat free sour cream and avocado if you wish (for extra calories).

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