Chicken Enchiladas


Chicken Enchiladas

EDR Chicken Enchiladas
1 enchilada with 2-ounces chicken
30 Min

Anyone who is a fan of traditional Mexican enchiladas will surely want to give this homemade version of Chicken Enchiladas a try. We've lightened up all the ingredients, leaving a full-flavored taste that shouts, "Ole!"

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red or green enchilada sauce
  • 8 (6-inch) reduced-carbohydrate flour tortillas
  • 1 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken tenders over medium heat 6-8 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Remove to a cutting board and shred apart with fork and knife.
  2. Place chicken back in skillet, add enchilada sauce and heat on low for 5 minutes.
  3. Evenly divide chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Evenly sprinkle each with cheese and scallions. Roll tightly and arrange in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.



  • We love to serve with this dish with fresh salsa and scallions.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 333
  • Calories from Fat 92
  • Total Fat 10g 16 %
  • Saturated Fat 28g 138 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 26g 52 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 49mg 16 %
  • Sodium 697mg 29 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 33g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 26g 105 %
  • Sugars 1.2g 0 %

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Oven temperature is not included in this recipe. Over all the recipes I have tried sounded good but did not meet my expectations.

Hi there! This recipe is to be baked at 375 degrees F. Enjoy!

enchiladas are made with corn tortillas previously fried and soaked with hot sauce (I don't know if can sauce is the most nearly version of mexican sauce for this purpose), they can be filled with chicken, meat or cheese. Once made the enchiladas, fresh or grated cheese are sprinkled over them. They are accompanied with fresh chopped lettuce, tomatoe and sliced onions, and beans (usually fried)

We hope you enjoy our site. We will continue to work on the nutrition. Thank you for your comments.

I think there is a big error in the fiber content!! Being a diabetic a lot of times means high blood pressure so am hoping to see more recipes here that are low in sodium. Prefer under 500 mg. But I am so glad to see this new site added!!!

I also have to watch my sodium. Just found Ortega flour tortillas with 40% less sodium at WalMart of all places. I also looked up how to make my own to keep the sodium count down.


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