Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

 

The Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas are a spin on Enchiladas Suizas, which you might find in a lot of Mexican restaurants, but all of the ingredients in these are lower in fat, which makes them great for a heart healthy diet.

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Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas:

Ingredients:

1.5 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ cup low fat Cheddar cheese, divided
1 10 oz can Ro-Tel tomatoes, drained 8 fat- free flour tortillas
15 oz. can low salt tomatoes, drained and diced
½ package (-1 ½ Tbsp) McCormick Enchilada Sauce Mix

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a medium-sized baking dish with non-stick spray.  Place chicken breast in the dish and back for 30-35 minutes or until done.  You may also boil the chicken breasts in a large pot for 15-20 minutes or until done.  Place the chicken on a plate to cool, then dice.

While the chicken is cooking, mix the Ro-Tel and low salt tomatoes (both previously drained as well) with the enchilada sauce mix.  Remove 1 cup and set aside.  Add ¼ cup grated cheese and diced chicken and mix well.

Spray 13’’ x 9 ‘’ baking pan with non-stick spray.  Divide the tomato- chicken mixture evenly onto the eight flour tortillas.  Roll and place in the pan, seam side down.  Pour the reserved sauce over the enchiladas.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Five minutes before it has completed cooking, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top.  Do not replace the aluminum foil.  Return to the oven for the last 5 minutes of baking.  Makes 8 servings.  A serving is one enchilada.

Nutritional Content:

Calories 283
Fat 4 gm
Protein 30 gm
Carbohydrates 34 gm
Dietary Fiber 10 gm
Sodium 616 mg

 

 

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This tasty, heart-healthy recipe is part of Memorial Hermann’s effort to support people in making better food choices which are nutritional balanced.  Developed by registered dietitians, it offers a quick, easy food solution to complement a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

As with any nutrition or exercise program, consult your physicians and registered dietitian before embarking upon a specific plan.  This plan is not meant to cure or prevent disease, rather it is intended for information and reference purposes only and is not for use as an alternative for appropriate medical care.  If you think you have a medical problem, you should seek professional medical help immediately.