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Trade the traditional enchilada sauce for a creamy, cheesy topping on this Mexican chicken casserole recipe. Your family will never know they're enjoying a lightened meal.

Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 enchilada)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Remove 1 cup chicken mixture; set mixture aside.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, brush oil over both sides of tortilla. Add tortilla to pan; cook 5 seconds on each side or until toasted and soft. Remove from pan; arrange 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of tortilla. Roll jelly-roll style; place filled tortilla, seam side down, in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining 7 tortillas, remaining oil, and remaining chicken mixture. Spread reserved 1 cup chicken mixture evenly over enchiladas. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese and green onions; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

  • Wine note: Just as a crunchy green salad with mango will complement Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, so too will a crisp, tropical fruit-filled California chardonnay, like Kali Hart Vineyard Chardonnay 2007 ($17). With its medium body and lively acidity, this white wine slices through creamy dairy products, like cheese and yogurt. A shot of citrus flavor and a nice bit of lingering sweetness also give it the ability to balance spicy chiles. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Chef's Notes

Serve with a salad of fresh mango, jicama, and shredded lettuce topped with a lime vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; fat 20.3g; saturated fat 10.4g; mono fat 6.7g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 30.8g; carbohydrates 36.6g; fiber 2.2g; cholesterol 73mg; iron 2.3mg; sodium 757mg; calcium 347mg.
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