Marvelous Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Marvelous Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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I love Mexican food, and this is one of my favorites. Try using Monterey Jack cheese in place of the cheddar for a slightly milder flavor. —Rebekah Sabo, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 336 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with chili powder. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until no longer pink. Sprinkle with flour, coriander and cocoa; stir until blended.
  2. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the corn, onions, chilies and salt; cook and stir 2 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro.
  3. Spread 2/3 cup filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, tomato sauce and remaining cilantro; pour over enchiladas. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 enchiladas.
Originally published as Marvelous Chicken Enchiladas in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p37

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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ShawnyD User ID: 7148608 147832
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Followed recipe and loved it! Will try some variations to change things up next time. Love fresh cilantro, and my men-folk eat anything with corn in it!"

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 168464
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"These were a lot more work than my regular enchiladas, but a great different taste."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 208593
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"After reading all the wonderful reviews, I can't help but wonder if I did something wrong? I followed the recipe word for word, but to me it was very bland and a little dry too. The chicken mixture was tasty by itself though. Unfortunately, I don't think I will make this one again."

Roxanne1410 User ID: 5728455 162658
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Made this for friends and everyone loved it! Instead of the tomato sauce & regular salsa I used Mrs. Renfro's jalapeno salsa, which gave it a spicier kick."

sports.luvr User ID: 5749157 162549
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Very Good, I substituted a few things though... Instead of uusing coriander, I used Paprikia. I also substituted ketchup for tomato paste, and had to cut out the green chilies. Unfortuneately, it took me an hour and a half to make :( BUT, it was very good, and everyone who tried it was very well pleased."

mnsclc User ID: 4222476 94512
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"These enchiladas are excellent! I did not take the reduced fat route.. I chose whole milk and non-reduced fat cheese. The first time I made them with the recommended amount of coriander and the flavor was a little overwhelming. The second time I used half of the recipe amount of coriander and it was perfect. I will definately make these again!"

mar4bill User ID: 1059512 162641
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"I loved the recipe. I added some baby spinach leaves slightly wilted in boiling water then drained."

Sascha18 User ID: 4667359 94517
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"These were great! I didn't add any corn and the only change I will make next time is use a lot less cilantro...probably 1/2 - 3/4 less."

teeracey14 User ID: 2230516 148214
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"This is a fave of ours. I like to add a can of black beans with the corn. I also add 1 cup salsa in place of the green chilies."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 75571
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This is a family favorite!"

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