Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas from HEALTH

Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas from eMeals + HEALTH

It doesn’t matter how many recipes for enchiladas we try, we always want more. The perfect blend of ooey-gooey cheese, Tex-Mex flavors, and comfort food, enchiladas are a constant favorite around our dinner tables. Even when we’re watching our waistlines, we can still indulge, thanks to this recipe from the eMeals + HEALTH Magazine partner plan. Store-bought salsa verde and deli rotisserie chicken help ease the prep work and get this dish in the oven (and on the table) faster. Serve it with a Southwest-themed salad with corn and black beans, and you’ll have a Tex-Mex feast the whole family will love.

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Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas from HEALTH
 
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eMeals Plan: eMeals + HEALTH partner plan
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4 cups cooked, shredded skinless chicken (from one 1½-lb rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16-oz) jar salsa verde
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced mild green chilies, drained
  • 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 16 (5½-inch) corn tortillas
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 5 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook 2 minutes longer, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, chicken, 1 cup cheese, ½ cup salsa and mild green chilies. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour broth into skillet and heat until almost simmering. Working one at a time, dip a corn tortilla into broth, taking care to work quickly so tortilla doesn't become too soft, then transfer to a clean workspace. Spoon about 2 Tbsp of chicken mixture down center of tortilla. Roll tortilla around filling like a cigar, and transfer, seam side down, to prepared dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour remaining salsa over top of enchiladas, spreading to coat. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
  4. Bake enchiladas, uncovered, until cheese is melted and enchiladas are hot throughout, about 20 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 346 Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Carbs: 22g Sodium: 678mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 32g Chol: 90mg

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