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Makeover Chicken Enchiladas

 Makeover Chicken Enchiladas
Mexican food is often loaded with fat and calories. We were able to take this recipe and make it over to be a healthier version you will be proud to serve to your family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
6 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin and dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onion, divided


  • In a saucepan, bring the chicken, water and 2 teaspoons garlic to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until
  • chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken; reserve liquid. Cut
  • chicken into thin strips. Set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add remaining
  • garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add chilies and seasoning; saute 1

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Makeover Chicken Enchiladas (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minute. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in 1 cup chicken
  • broth, milk and reserved liquid. Bring to a boil over medium heat;
  • cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Combine 1 cup of cheese sauce and
  • chicken; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining chicken broth. Dip
  • tortillas, one at a time, in hot broth just until limp, about 4
  • seconds on each side. Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture down the center of
  • each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon green onion. Roll up and
  • place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with
  • cooking spray. Pour remaining sauce evenly over tortillas. Cover and
  • bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and
  • bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; cover an let stand for 5
  • minutes. Garnish with remaining green onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: two enchiladas equals 418 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,197 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.