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Chicken Enchiladas Verde Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sarai Garcia
Added: Monday, February 14, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 roasted or rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded or cut into bite-size pieces (3 to 4 cups)
2/3 cups chopped green onions, white and part of the green
8 ounces reduced-fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or a reduced-fat blend of Jack and cheddar cheeses)
10 flour tortillas (use higher-fiber tortillas to increase the fiber)
5 tablespoons fat free half-and-half

Verde (green) Sauce:
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or canned, drained tomatillos (Mexican green tomatoes)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2- to 4-ounce can chopped green chilies (mild or hot, depending on your preference)
1 cup fat-free sour cream

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with canola cooking spray.
Add shredded chicken, green onions, and shredded cheese to a large mixing bowl and toss well to blend.

One by one, heat tortillas in a nonstick frying pan until softened. Lay a heaping 1/3 cup of chicken down the middle of each tortilla. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of fat-free half-and-half down the center of each. Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in the prepared pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes. Pan can be covered or uncovered it works both ways.

To make the verde sauce, add tomatillos, cilantro, and green chilies to a food processor and pulse briefly (the texture should be somewhat chunky, not pureed). Stir in the sour cream. Serve the enchiladas with a spoonful of verde sauce over the top.

Nutritional Information:
Per enchilada: 275 calories, 20.5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 350 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 30%.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10

 

 

 

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