Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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A quick, tasty Mexican dinner using shredded leftover chicken, salsa, cream cheese and seasonings.

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Servings: 4
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Ingredients

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  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cooked small chicken breasts, shredded using 2 forks to pull chicken into long shreds
  • 1 cup (250 ml) salsa, divided
  • 125 g (1/2 of 250 g pkg) Light cream cheese spread, cubed
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Kraft Tex Mex cheese, shredded, divided
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 C)
  2. Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat.
  3. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook and sitr 2 minutes.
  4. Add chicken, 1/4 cup (50 ml) of the salsa, the cream cheese, cilantro and cumin; mix well. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 1/4 cup (50 ml) of the shredded cheese; mix well.
  6. Spoon about 1/3 cup (75 ml) of the chicken mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down in a 13 X 9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining 3/4 cup (175 ml) of salsa and remaining 1/4 cup (50 ml) shredded cheese.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Makes 4 servings, 2 enchiladas each.
  9. For a spicier flavour, add 1 can (127 ml) chopped green chilies, drained to the chicken misture and prepare as directed.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 252g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 282  
Calories from Fat 119 42%
Total Fat 13.22g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.75g 15%
Trans Fat 0.17g  
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 576mg 16%
Total Carbs 8.61g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 2.09g 1%
Protein 30.61g 49%
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Reviews

  • Katie J.
    Great Recipe- I added more cheese and a little more salsa to the meat mixture!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Wendi Taylor
      Or try using the can of green chillies for a topping :)

      Comments

      • Shalina Silva
        February 21, 2013
        This looks tasty! I would try this one... can be spicy too right? Very nice!
        • Dena
          June 6, 2012
          Sounds delicious!!! Will have to try it very soon!!! :) thanks!

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