Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Chipotles can be a touch spicy, but you can use only half of what's called for to decrease heat and still get great smoky flavor.

Serves 8 (serving size: 2 enchiladas, 2 tablespoons salsa, and 1 tablespoon sour cream)


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Cooking spray
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped poblano chile
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon pureed canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 (8-ounce) cans unsalted tomato sauce
3 cups shredded cooked skinless chicken breast
1 (15.5-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
4 ounces shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)
4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
16 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup prepared salsa
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)


Hands-on: 23 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, poblano, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until onion and poblano are tender. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Add stock, chipotles, and tomato sauce, and bring to a gentle simmer; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

3. Combine chicken and black beans in a medium bowl; add half of sauce mixture. Combine cheeses in a bowl; add 1/2 cup cheese mixture to chicken mixture. Toss to combine.

4. Place 8 tortillas on a microwave-safe plate; cover with a slightly damp paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds or until warm. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, place tortilla on a flat work surface; spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture onto 1 end of tortilla. Roll up, jelly-roll style. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, heating up second batch of tortillas when first batch is used up. Arrange enchiladas, seam side down, in prepared dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas; sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve enchiladas with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro, if desired.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 406
Fat 13.1 g
Satfat 5.4 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 531 mg
Calcium 435 mg
Sugars 7 g
Est. Added Sugars 1 g