Chicken Enchilada Bake with Mushroom Sauce

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

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Nutritional Information

Calories 239
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 21.4 g
Carbohydrate 21.2 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Calcium 204 mg

Ingredients

2 poblano chiles (about 6 ounces)
2 Anaheim chiles (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
1 1/2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 1 [3 1/2-ounce] package)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
4 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese (about 1/2 cup), softened
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Cooking spray
9 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut in half
2 1/4 cups chopped skinned roasted chicken breast (about 3/4 pound)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Romano cheese

Preparation

Preheat broiler.

Cut the chiles and bell pepper in half lengthwise, and discard seeds and membranes. Place chile and bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand. Broil for 5 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Place in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal. Let stand 15 minutes; peel and chop chiles and bell pepper.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in flour, sage, cumin, and black pepper, and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chopped chiles and bell pepper, broth, and water; simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in cream cheese. Remove from heat; stir in Jack cheese and cilantro.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spoon 1 cup mushroom sauce into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with 6 tortilla halves, 3/4 cup chicken, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice, ending with sauce. Sprinkle with Romano. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes.

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December 1998