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Chicken Enchiladas are the ultimate in family-favorite dishes. Chicken breasts are poached in a highly-flavored liquid; then the liquid does double duty as a sauce when mixed with salsa verde and whipping cream and spooned over the chicken-filled tortillas. Use the freshest tortillas you can find for this dish since older ones tend to dry out and crack even though they're moistened in the flavorful sauce. We love La Tortilla Factory brand. Look for their low-fat, lower-sodium tortillas.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2013

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
47 mins
total:
1 hr 52 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 enchiladas)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; let stand 10 minutes. Shred the chicken; set aside. Drain cooking liquid through a sieve over a bowl; reserve liquid. Discard solids.

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  • Combine the reserved cooking liquid and salsa verde in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to 1 1/2 cups (about 30 minutes). Reduce heat to low; stir in whipping cream. Place pan over low heat.

  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Place chicken in a medium bowl. Add tomato and next 5 ingredients (through cream cheese) to chicken; toss. Dip each tortilla in sauce mixture for 10 seconds. Fill each tortilla with about 1/3 cup chicken mixture; roll up. Arrange filled tortillas, seam sides down, in an 11 x 7–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon sauce over tortillas; top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 10.8g; saturated fat 5.7g; mono fat 0.2g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fiber 2.5g; cholesterol 65mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 715mg; calcium 79mg.
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