Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

 

Don’t be fooled by the word skinny.  These enchiladas are FULL of flavor!  My favorite enchiladas are creamy but anything with the work creamy tends to not be a friend to my waistline!  I had a craving recently for some enchiladas so I went on the hunt for a new recipe to try.  I found this one from SheKnows.com and knew I had to try it.  Like most cooks, I added some extras to make them mine but the base of the recipe was fantastic.  I think green chilies are perfect in creamy enchiladas and so I had to have them in there.  They aren’t spicy so it works for the entire family too.

Beyond just tasting amazing, enchiladas are a great make ahead meal and even pretty inexpensive to make too!  I used some chicken I had in the freezer from my last double batch of Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos.  Next time I make this I’ll make a second batch in an aluminum baking dish so I can freeze it for later.  It would take the same amount of time to make two as it does to make one, so why not?  I love having dishes like this in my freezer for those nights when I just don’t have the time or energy to make dinner.

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My husband was blown away with how delicious these were and went back for more!  Make these enchiladas this week and make a second one for later! :)

4.5 from 2 reviews
Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
 
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These enchiladas are so full of flavor that no one will know that they're skinny! You can even make a double batch and freeze one for later. It's the perfect make ahead family meal.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ½ T butter
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • ¾ t salt
  • ½ t ground cumin
  • ½ t ground coriander
  • 3½ T flour
  • 2½ c chicken stock, hot
  • 6 oz. non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 c cooked chicken shredded (I used a double batch of Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos)
  • 7 oz Diced Green Chilies Fire Roasted, mild
  • 8 to 10 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 c low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2.25 oz sliced black olives
  • fresh tomato, diced
  • cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. add olive oil and butter in a med sauce pan over med heat
  4. add onion and garlic and allow to cook for 3 min
  5. add in garlic powder, ¼ t salt, ¼ t cumin, and ½ t coriander
  6. stir in flour and cook for 1 min
  7. slowly whisk in the hot chicken stock
  8. continue to whisk until no lumps of flour remain
  9. bring to a boil then reduce heat
  10. allow to simmer for 10 min
  11. once it has thickened remove from heat and whisk in the Greek yogurt
  12. in a med bowl combine shredded chicken with ½ of yogurt mixture
  13. stir in 2 T of green chilies, ¼ t cumin and ¼ t coriander
  14. dip each tortilla into the remaining yogurt mixture and fill with 1 T of chicken mixture
  15. roll and lay seam down into the baking dish
  16. continue with remaining chicken and tortillas
  17. pour remaining sauce on top of tortilla rolls evenly
  18. sprinkle with cheese, then remaining green chilies and sliced olives
  19. place in the oven for 20 min until heated through
  20. garnish with dice tomatoes and chopped cilantro and serve!

 

Comments

  1. says

    Just made the skinny creamy chicken enchiladas. They were absolutely delish!!! I left out the cilantro because I’m not a fan and I served them with shredded lettuce and put the tomato and olives with the lettuce along with a dollop of Greek yogurt. you would never know this was “skinny”.. I would love the nutritional info if it is available. Thanks so much and keep the skinny recipes coming. I’ve got twenty pounds to lose before my niece’s wedding in May. ; )

    • says

      Thanks Jackie! Cilantro is one of those things you either love or hate, so I’m glad you made the adjustment. I’m working on quite a few pounds before my brother’s wedding in April so I think you’ll see more!

  2. says

    Made this for the family and made extra for my parents. A BIG hit all around! This was better than any I have ever had at any restaurant. It has been a few weeks since I made it and everyone keeps asking if I will make it again (and this time to make a lot more!!). Thanks for the recipe…A new family favorite!

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