Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas!

This recipe is from Healthy Meals, and calls for:
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
½ one ten ounce package frozen chopped spinach
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 8-oz carton Light dairy sour cream
¼ cup plain fat free yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup fat free milk
1 4/12-ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained
6 7-inch flour tortillas
1/3 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
chopped tomato or salsa.

    I was skeptical of this recipe when I first read it. This was due mainly to the fact that my mom makes some of the best chicken enchiladas I’ve ever had. But I decided to try this out for fun. It’s much healthier than my mother’s recipe. This dish is about 248 calories per serving.
    First I placed the chicken in a saucepan with enough water to cover. I simmered the chicken for about 15 minutes. After the chicken was tender, I shredded it with a fork into bite size pieces.

    In a large bowl I mixed the chicken, spinach, and green onions.

    For the sauce, in another bowl, I combined the sour cream, yogurt, flour, cumin, and salt. Add the milk and chile peppers (I didn’t add any chile peppers because I don’t like spicy food).

    For the filling I mixed half of the sauce and the chicken-spinach mixture.

     I divided the mixture among the tortillas, and rolled them up before putting them in the casserole dish. I had extra filling, so I used it to fill in the spaces in the pan, and I covered it with the rest of the sauce. I sprinkled cheese over all of it and baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. I topped mine with salsa. These enchiladas tasted so good! It tasted so clean, and I didn’t feel guilty for eating it. The leftovers made an excellent lunch for my husband the next day. Enjoy!


  1. Wow, this looks very delicious. I have printed this for use later this week. Great blog.

  2. Thanks! Sometime I'm going to post the spicy sloppy joes we had last night for dinner. They were oh so good.

  3. sounds yummy...I think I'm going to have to try making this!

  4. I think I have "fallen in love again"; always tempted to cook this kind of dish but seldom, if ever, eat it because it's so "fatty" (translates to "flabby"). Think I can handle this one though. Thanks for sharing, and love you.

  5. Rachel, it's so easy! Cheap too. I just bought frozen spinach, Aldi sour cream and chicken, and cheap flour tortillas. I might try whole wheat tortillas next time.
    Edna, these enchiladas don't make me feel heavy after I eat them. It feels really clean, if I were to speak of it in abstract terms.
    love you too