Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

To save time during busy weeknights, prepare this family-favorite, make-ahead chicken casserole recipe the day before serving. Before baking, spoon on the sour cream sauce, bake, then serve.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach or ½ of one 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton light dairy sour cream
  • ¼ cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 6 (7 inch) flour tortillas
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat Cheddar or MontereyJack cheese (1- ½ ounces)
  • Chopped tomato or salsa (optional)
  • Thinly sliced green onion (optional)


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  1. In a 3-quart saucepan place chicken in enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from saucepan. When cool enough to handle, use a fork to shred chicken into bite-size pieces. (You should have about 1- ½ cups.) Set aside.
  2. If using fresh spinach, place spinach in a steamer basket over boiling water. Reduce heat. Steam, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. (Or, cook in a small amount of boiling water, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes.) Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl combine chicken, spinach and green onions; set aside. In a bowl combine sour cream, yogurt, flour, cumin and salt. Stir in milk and chili peppers. Divide sauce in half. Set one portion aside.
  4. For filling, combine one portion of the sauce and the chicken-spinach mixture. Divide the filling among the tortillas. Roll up tortillas. Place, seam side down, in an ungreased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
  5. Spoon reserved portion of sauce over tortillas. Bake, uncovered, in a 350°F oven for about 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. To serve, garnish with chopped tomato or salsa and additional green onion, if desired
  • To make ahead: After filling the tortillas and placing in the baking dish, cover baking dish and chill for up to 24 hours. Store the reserved sauce separately in a covered container and chill. To serve, bake uncovered as above except add 10 to 15 minutes to cooking time or until heated through.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 enchilada
  • Per serving: 287 calories; 15 g fat(8 g sat); 3 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 51 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1,654 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 226 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 560 mg sodium; 337 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (33% daily value), Calcium (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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