Thursday, May 14, 2009

Easy Chicken Enchiladas!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Its hard coming up with a quick and easy dinner every night of the week that is not only tasty but good for you too! Here's one meal thats a real favourite in our house.

2 chicken breasts - cooked and shredded
1 med onion, diced fine
2 lb grated cheese (I use 1 lb pepperjack and 1 lb med cheddar)
1 small onion, diced
3 or 4 small green chilies, chopped fine (or 1 4oz tin)
12 tortilla wraps (I use the low carb tortillas)
1 tin (approx 16 oz) enchilada sauce
Sour cream

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes

Soften the onions in the microwave on high for approx 2 minutes. For each enchilada, place a single tortilla wrap on a plate. Add some chicken, grated pepperjack cheese, onion, chilies and wrap tightly. Do not overfill. Place in 9x13 pan. Continue until pan is full. Any unused chicken, onion or chilies can be scattered on top of the rolled tortillas. Top generously with grated cheddar cheese. Cover well with the enchilada sauce, Bake at 350F for approx 30 minutes or until it is hot and bubbling.

Top with sour cream and serve.
Makes 6 servings.

Note: this recipe tastes much better if made the day before.

When using the low carb tortillas, a serving contains approx 20g carbs.


Kathie aka SMMAK said...

thanks so much! I know what's for dinner this weekend!

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

Quick and easy and good for you - what more could you want?

Linda said...

Enchiilada sauce????

The rest I can get. I would not use the cheese though, too much fat for us.

crochetgal said...

Linda, without the cheese or enchilada sauce, they aren't enchiladas!

They are tortilla shells with chicken, onions and peppers..

Linda said...

I doubt there is Pepperjack cheese in England.

crochetgal said...

Linda, If you cannot find pepperjack cheese, you can substitute a combination of any semi-hard cows milk cheese with some good spicy peppers to achieve the same effect. Pepperjack cheese is a mild cheese with a real 'bite'.

Amanda (Blake) Fall said...

Oooh, these sound good! I'm always on the look-out for new "staple" recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Doris Sturm said...

I love Mexican food!!! Just thinking about these makes my mouth water!