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This spectacular Mexican layered casserole is both hearty and healthy. It’s loaded with lean protein from the chicken, reduced-fat cottage cheese and fat-free re-fried beans. The skinny for 1 serving is 239 calories, 3 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

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Servings: 6 servngs


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  • 1½ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup white meat chicken, cooked (boneless, skinless)
  • ⅓ cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • ¼ cup (½ can) Ortega diced green chilies
  • ⅔ cup pasta or marinara sauce, from a jar, such as Classico or Prego
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut each into four
  • 1 (8oz) can fat-free re-fried beans
  • ⅔ cup salsa (I like Pace Medium Chunky Salsa)
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9” square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cottage cheese, chicken, corn and green chilies.
  3. Spread the pasta sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Arrange 2 tortillas (8 pieces) on top of the pasta sauce
  5. Remove the beans from the can, place in a small bowl and soften in the microwave for easy spreading. Spread the re-fried beans evenly on the tortillas.
  6. Arrange 2 more tortillas (8 pieces) over the beans.
  7. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the tortillas.
  8. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and place the last cut tortillas on top of the casserole.
  10. Spread the salsa evenly over the tortillas. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly on top.
  11. Cover the casserole and bake 15 minutes longer. Cool slightly and cut into 6 slices.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 120g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 180  
Calories from Fat 77 43%
Total Fat 8.69g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.31g 13%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 204mg 6%
Total Carbs 11.95g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Sugars 2.47g 2%
Protein 13.62g 22%
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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    August 28, 2012
    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice (1/6 of recipe)
    239 calories, 3g fat, 27g protein, 31g carbs, 4g fiber, 630mg sodium, 4g sugar

    Weight Watchers (old points) 4
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

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