Believe it or not, a love of yummy Mexican food doesn’t have to derail your resolution for eating lighter and healthier. And these delicious Smokey Low-Fat Chicken Enchiladas are proof When you make healthy, flavorful substitutions and nutritious choices, even favorites like enchiladas can be enjoyed. And that’s just what I set out to do with this recipe.
Let’s start with the filling – I took shredded white meat chicken (leftover cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken work well here) and combined it with corn, chipotle sauce (which is more smoky than hot), reduced fat cream cheese, and mild enchilada sauce.
Then I poured more enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 2.5 quart temp-tations® baker, placed 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla and rolled up tightly, placing seam side down in the baker.
What’s so versatile about this recipe is that you can use either corn tortillas (great for those who are gluten-free) or whole wheat flour tortillas, which are more nutritious than regular tortillas. Then you top all with the remaining enchilada sauce, salsa and a 1/2 cup of low fat shredded cheddar cheese – and bake!
A few things to keep in mind: if you prefer a milder flavor, simply reduce the amount of chipotle sauce, or substitute 2 teaspoons chili powder for the chipotle sauce. And if you use corn tortillas and experience any cracking or crumbling as you roll, the best fix is to dip the tortilla in the enchilada sauce first, fill with chicken mixture, and then roll.
Get the Smokey Low-Fat Chicken Enchiladas recipe, add a colorful side salad, and indulge in something deliciously healthy.