Chicken Enchiladas

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Unlike other fried, greasy Mexican dishes, these baked enchiladas are low in saturated fat. Choosing fat-free cheese will spare your even more fat but still provide calcium.

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 Servings


8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
3 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce, divided
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce


Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil; bake at 350° for 15 minutes. While tortillas bake, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, cilantro, and jalapeño; sauté until onion is tender. Add chicken and 1 can enchilada sauce; cook 5 minutes.

Spoon chicken mixture evenly down centers of tortillas. Roll up tortillas; place, seam sides down, in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Heat remaining 2 cans enchilada sauce in a saucepan; pour over enchiladas, and top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until enchiladas are thoroughly heated and cheese melts. Sprinkle evenly with tomato and olives. Serve over lettuce.


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