Healthier Chicken Enchiladas I


          

I’ve always liked this recipe because it is quick and easy. I’m always looking for ways to cut out excess fat so I use reduced-fat cheese and sour cream. I also like to add fiber to make the meal a little healthier for my family so I add black beans and some bell peppers. This also adds color! To make it super healthy I use whole-wheat flour tortillas. And it still tastes just as delicious!

Original recipe makes 8 servings

Ingredients

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 onion, chopped
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
8 (10 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
1 (12 ounce) jar taco sauce
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

  • PREP

    35 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins

  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook chicken in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain excess fat. Cube chicken and return to skillet. Add onion, sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, and ground black pepper. Heat until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Stir in salt, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, and black beans.
  3. Roll even amounts of mixture into tortillas. Arrange in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover with taco sauce and 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered in preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 384 kcal
Carbohydrates: 59.6 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Fat: 7.5 g
Fiber: 9.1 g
Protein: 30 g
Sodium: 1445 mg