Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)

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Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)Recipe
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
This tasty chicken enchilada casserole is a great way to use leftover chicken. The family-friendly dish is lightly spiced with green chiles, so it's delicious even for the tiny palates at your table.
4 servings (serving size: 2 enchiladas and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream)


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3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 black peppercorns
1 onion, quartered
1 bay leaf
1 pound skinless chicken breast halves
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (11-ounce) can tomatillos, drained
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
Remaining ingredients:
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2/3 cup fat-free sour cream


To prepare filling, place first 6 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Remove chicken from cooking liquid; cool. Remove chicken from bones; shred with 2 forks. Discard bones. Reserve broth for another use.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine chicken, 1/2 cup each Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and 1/2 cup onion in a bowl; set aside.

To prepare sauce, place milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through chiles) in a food processor; process until smooth.

To prepare tortillas, fill a medium skillet with 1 inch of water; bring to a simmer. Dip 1 tortilla in water using tongs. Spoon 1/2 cup filling in center of tortilla; roll tightly, and place in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas and filling.

Pour sauce over enchiladas. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 1/4 cup each Monterey Jack and cheddar. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheeses melt. Top with sour cream.

Created date

August 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 502
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 16.6 g
Satfat 8.4 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 47.6 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 725 mg
Calcium 598 mg