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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

The BEST Chicken enchiladas …Delicious
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Enchilada, easy chicken enchiladas, Enchiladas
Servings: 8
Calories: 168kcal


Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Chipotles in Adobo Chopped
  • 1 ½ cup Tomato Sauce
  • ½ tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¾ cup Chicken Broth Low Sodium
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground


  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 9 oz Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • 1 cup Onion Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • cup Chicken Broth Low Sodium
  • ½ cup Tomato Sauce


  • 8 Whole Wheat Tortillas Low Carb
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend, Part Skim
  • ¼ oz Nonstick Baking Spray
  • 2 tbsp Scallions, Chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro (optional)


  • In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté 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.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté 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.
  • 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. Then top with cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with low fat sour cream or scallions if you wish. (Extra points) Makes 8 enchiladas.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories168
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.5g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 29.5mg 10%
  • Sodium 441mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17.5g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 8.5g 34%
    • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 17.5g 35%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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