Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

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Photo: Jennifer Causey

We skip the time-consuming task of rolling each enchilada in favor of a layered casserole approach. With 29 grams of protein, these enchiladas are a hearty and filling. This family-style meal is great for a weeknight dinner, and you can freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.


Serves 4


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1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
1 medium-size red onion, cut into 1/2-in. slices
1 medium jalapeño
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups canned unsalted crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
6 (6-in.) corn tortillas, divided
Cooking spray
4 ounces preshredded 2% reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese (about 1 cup), divided


Active: 25 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Shred chicken; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Combine chicken, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons green onions in a bowl.

3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high. Add red onion and jalapeño; cook 4 minutes, turning occasionally. Add garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are charred on all sides. Place remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, jalapeño mixture, tomatoes, stock, and cumin in a blender; blend until smooth.

4. Place 2 tortillas in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray, tearing tortillas as needed to fit in a single layer. Spread 1/2 cup tomato mixture over tortillas in dish; top with half of chicken mixture and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers once with 2 tortillas, 1/2 cup tomato mixture, remaining chicken mixture, and 1/4 cup cheese. Top with the remaining 2 tortillas, remaining 3/4 cup tomato mixture, and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions.

Created date

July 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Fat 14.5 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 613 mg
Calcium 329 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g