Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are a family favorite and an easy meal to put on the table. Warm, cheesy chicken, diced green chiles and peppers are baked in whole wheat tortillas with a cheesy enchilada sauce on top.

    Ingredients

    • To cook the chicken:
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cooked {shredded}
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1-14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
    • 2-4oz cans of diced green chiles
    • 1 medium green pepper, chopped (can use red, yellow or orange)
    • 1/4 sweet onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper {or more if you like it a bit spicier}
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 cups sharp cheese {or cheese of you choice} , shredded {divided in half}
    • 1 cup red enchilada sauce (divided)
    • 8 (10 inch) whole wheat tortillas
    • Garnish:
    • Fresh cilantro, chopped
    • Green onions, chopped

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 402 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 20.68%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 71 mg 23.74%
    • Sodium: 926 mg 38.57%
    • Calcium: 307 mg 30.69%
    • Potassium: 110 mg 3.15%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.85%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 33 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 18.66%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 38 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 16.17%
    • Vitamin C 12.89%
    • Vitamin D 1.06%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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