Recipe: Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe
Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas


Cooking spray

  • 1   cup chopped white onion
  • 1   cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1   (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce (such as Old El Paso)
  • 2   cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 8 ounces)
  • 1   cup  (4 ounces) preshredded, reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1/2   teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8  (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/4   cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4   cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and pepper; sauté 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add enchilada sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Combine chicken, 3/4 cup of cheese, and cumin, tossing well.
  4. Wrap tortillas in paper towels; microwave at high 30 seconds or until warm. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla; roll up. Place tortillas, seam sides down, in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce mixture over enchiladas; broil 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese evenly over enchiladas, and broil for 1 minute or until cheese melts. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.

Credit: Cooking Light AUGUST 2005


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