Any one else spending a more than usual time planning out meals? I know I am because I want to see what I have in my fridge, freezer and pantry and make it work. It’s the weekend and we want to loosen up a little bit. What could be better than a Mexican fiesta? Thank the Lord for the folks at skinnytaste , who I swear never let me down. They let me indulge without the guilt. Hope you like these as much as we did! 👩🏻🍳. Chicken Enchiladas. https://www.skinnytaste.com/chicken-enchiladas/
For the enchilada sauce:
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
For the chicken:
1 tsp vegetable oil
9 oz cooked shredded chicken breast, from 2 small breasts
1 cup diced onion
2 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce
For the enchilada:
8 7-inch low-carb whole wheat flour tortillas, (la tortilla factory)
1 cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese
non-stick cooking spray
2 tbsp chopped scallions or cilantro for topping. *
In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it.
Place on baking dish seam side down, top with sauce. Then top with cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with low fat sour cream or scallions if you wish. (Extra points) Makes 8