The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Lightened-up Chicken Enchiladas

5.00 Mitt(s) 8 Rating(s)8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Intermediate

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Chicken enchiladas lightened up with grilled chicken, whole wheat tortillas and a broth-y chipotle sauce that is to die for!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Small Onion, Diced Small
  • ½ whole (red, Green Or Orange) Bell Pepper, Diced Small
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, Peeled And Minced
  • ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce
  • 1-½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper, More Or Less To Taste
  • 2 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Shredded In A Large Bowl
  • 8 whole Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • ½ cups Grated Muenster Cheese
  • Your Favorite Enchilada Toppings, For Serving (Salsa, Sour Cream, Chopped Fresh Cilantro, Etc.)

Preparation

Lightly spray the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish and set aside. Preheat your oven to 400 F.

In a large skillet over medium heat add the two tablespoons of olive oil.

Add diced onion and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the peppers are soft, about 5 minutes.

Add in the minced garlic and cook for one minute. Add in the flour, cumin and the tablespoon of diced chipotle peppers, stir.

Whisk in the broth and water. Add in the tablespoon of adobo sauce if desired and simmer over medium heat until the sauce has thickened. Season with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, taste and adjust seasonings.

Put the shredded grilled chicken in a bowl. Add a cup of the “enchilada sauce” to the shredded chicken.

Measure and spread 1/4 of a cup of the sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan.

Wrap the 8 whole wheat tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for one minute.

Spoon a little of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla, then tuck and roll each tortilla and place it seam side down into the baking dish.

Pour and spread the remainder of the sauce over top of the enchiladas and top with the half cup of grated Muenster cheese.

Bake, uncovered, in your preheated 400 F oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and bubbly.

Serve two per person topped with a dollop of sour cream, your favorite hot sauce and torn cilantro. Other delicious toppings like sliced olives, salsa, green onions and pickled jalapenos would be fantastic too!

Enjoy!

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Blowing Off Steam and More

Blowing Off Steam and More on 10.26.2012

I make a very similar version and they are delicious but mine doesn’t have peppers. I will have to try this one next!

8 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Kelly

Kelly on 4.25.2017

Delicious! Used a shredded rotisserie chicken, and Colby Jack cheese.

Profile photo of Sleepymommy

Sleepymommy on 8.3.2014

Fantastic! Usually do three chicken breasts only because I like them super full. Definitely try it!

Profile photo of ashleykk

ashleykk on 7.17.2013

These were excellent!! Restaurant-style chicken enchiladas but healthy! The whole family loved them, and that’s saying a lot!

Profile photo of Christine P

Christine P on 12.13.2012

Amazing!!! I dont like red sauce either. I like green sauce but this is amazing!!!!! Cannot wait to make it again. May try with beef?? SO GOOD!!!

Profile photo of itsmegracel

itsmegracel on 11.28.2012

Love this recipe, it turned out so well! I added spinach to the meat for some greens, delish!

Related Recipes

Mom’s Classic Meatloaf
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Main Courses
I grew up having my mom's classic meatloaf so often as...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (with Gnocchi!)
Profile Photo by FunnyLoveLindsay in Main Courses
The perfect shortcut, using gnocchi in place of, well, dumplings. The...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Simple Jerk Chicken
Profile Photo by Imogen Clegg in Main Courses
A simple, spicy chicken dish perfect for a family meal at...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Chicken and Mushroom Bowl
Profile Photo by Rebecca Bertoldi in Main Courses
Get the recipe for this easy weeknight dish. It's delicious, nutritious...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Aunt Rocky’s Balsamic & Dijon Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Profile Photo by Roxana Lopez in Special Dietary Needs
A juicy and delicious dinner in only about 45 minutes (plus...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy