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Lightened-up Chicken Enchiladas

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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!

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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!

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Kelly on 4.25.2017

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

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Sleepymommy on 8.3.2014

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

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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!

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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!!!

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itsmegracel on 11.28.2012

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

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