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Monday, February 25, 2013

Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas



I love Mexican Food and since I am trying to eat a little healthier I just had to rework some of my favorite Mexican dishes like green chicken enchiladas to cut out some of those calories!
This dish contains white chicken breast, low fat cheese and lower calorie corn tortillas.  All that great flavor we love but without the guilt!  
And this can be a make ahead casserole dish for those busy weeknight dinners!


Skinny Green Enchiladas
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1- 28 oz can of green enchilada sauce
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • sliced black olives
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of low fat shredded cheese
  • chopped lettuce and tomato
Instructions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Saute the chopped jalapeño with a little bit of spray oil such as Pam until tender in a large skillet or dutch oven
3. Add about 3 of the chopped onions (save the last one for garnish) and the shredded chicken. Add about 1 cup of the sauce and heat.
4. Pour the remaining sauce in a separate saucepan and heat
5. Dip each tortilla into the heated sauce and place in a 8x8 oven safe dish.
6. Spoon about 1/8 of the chicken mixture on the tortilla and roll
7. Continue with each tortilla and pour the remaining sauce over the rolled enchiladas.
8. Sprinkle the cheese on top and cover with foil
9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
10. Serve with plenty of lettuce, tomato, black olives, chopped onions and avocado chunks:)
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Two Enchiladas per serving
 (yes, this is only one)


Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian:)
But I will just share a few facts and numbers with you. 
1. Two  tortillas are only 90 calories
2. 1/4 cup of chicken breast is about 60 calories
3.  Less than 20 calories low fat cheese per enchilada in this recipe
4.  Less than 50 calories in each 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce.
 5. Around 400 calories for a serving of two enchiladas using this recipe:) 










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70 comments:

  1. You're killing me! It's a little past four a.m...and, I'm so hungry! Hmmmm.....I wonder what my hubby would thing to wake up to Enchiladas...?? Sounds pretty good to me!
    Wow...You shared your recipe, too. Thanks so much, Evelyn!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn xo

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  2. This looks fantastic. I love Mexican and it can get so out of control from a calorie perspective. This is something my family would love and I could enjoy as well! Thanks for posting! New follower - would love for you to come check out my "work in progress" blog as well! Have a great day!
    Jessica
    www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh this is great! I love to find lighter options on my favorites! I found you on Marvelous Monday's!

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  4. This is not the typical boring skinny stuff. This is awesome!

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  5. Your enchiladas look so good and I love that they are skinny! New follower from the Sunday Social. Have a great week!
    Bridget-What's Cooking in the Burbs

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  6. These look good, Evelyn! I wish I had a couple right now! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. Pinning and sharing on my Facebook page!

    Have a great week.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  7. I'm stopping by your place on my way across the country ;) Delish!

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  8. Looks so good, Evelyn! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

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  9. You aremaking me SOoo hungry! It looks so yummy I have got to make this now.

    Holly

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  10. Wow. Makes me so hungry. I do adore enchiladas. I'm gonna have to try this!
    I would love to also invite you to join Totally Tuesday and link up your blog for my first ever link party: http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/02/totally-tuesday-1-link-party-time.html

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  11. Evelyn, these look simply yummy! Thanks for sharing! ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

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  12. They look fantastic! PINNED! :)

    ~Joy @ Yesterfood

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  13. Yum!! I always thought I didn't like green sauce but tried it a couple of months ago again and now I love it! I will have to try this recipe with my hubby and oldest son....they would love them I am sure.

    Thanks for linking up to our healthy tuesdays blog hop-- you have such great recipes!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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  14. Oh my, this looks so YUMMY! I've been trying to eat healthier also and this is a perfect recipe to keep me encouraged on this path.
    Thank-you for sharing!
    Lisa
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks so yummy my dear! I know my boys would love love this!

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  16. Oh my goodness ~ this looks so delicious!!! I found you through Carolyn's Homework and would like to invite you to link up at Project Inspire{d}~ http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2013/02/project-inspired-link-party-4-and-some-new-faces/

    I hope to see you there!

    Mary Beth

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  17. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. Looks great. I love Mexican food and anything lighten up is also helpful.
    Lucy @coffeewithus3.blogspot.com

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  19. Evelyn, these look so good. I havE to make these. I'd love it if you brought that over to What'd You Do This Weekend?
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-4/
    Hope you haven't blown away! Sunday was awful!

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    1. Thanks for sharing. You and I know that you are in the Green Chile capital of the world. Hope tosee you again next week!

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  20. Yum, and yay! There are so many recipes on blogs that I follow that I no longer eat...this I can! I love enchiladas and I love green sauce. Pinned it and can't wait to try it!

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  21. Evelyn,
    I need skinny and I Love enchiladas, so this I will be making.
    Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile.
    Xoxo
    Wanda Ann

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  22. These look great, and I love that they are a healthier version! I'm thinking its going to be Mexican tonight for dinner. =)

    Thank you so much too for linking up at Oh HAPPY Day!

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  23. I am trying to eat healthier too, and these look really good. Thanks for the recipe! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  24. Mmm, sounds really good! We also do a lot of chicken and turkey for tacos so this is perfect for us!

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  25. YUM!! Looks amazing! I'm a fan of anything Mexican and if it can be made skinny, even better!
    ~Meghan from The Tasty Fork

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  26. This looks amazing! Thanks for joining my Link Up! :)

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  27. I absolutely LOVE Mexican food, and always figured I couldn't have it on a diet. Will have to give this recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing it! I found you via Family Home and Life's link party. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  28. sooo scrumptious looking! i love chicken enchiladas.

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  29. Oh these look delicious! And so easy to make. I'm roasting a chicken tomorrow, will have to make these with leftovers. Thanks for sharing, I've pinned this :)

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  30. Thanks for adding these enchiladas to the party! I've been thinking about them since Monday!

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  31. These look great! I think my family would love them.


    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  32. I love enchiladas, and these look great!

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  33. OK...so this skinny craze is really low cal. I would not be low cal to me because I would have several servings and totally overeat. But I guess if I am going with the lower calorie version and I eat just as much as I would with the regular...that I should be skinnier! LOL! I just *LOVE* to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Evelyn,
    It's been a busy day and I didn't get a chance to tell you I featured you today, I'm making these next days off ( in my case, when I'm home)
    See you at the social.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ memories by the Mile

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  35. 400 calories, really! I thought it would have been more, these look delicious and very doable on a diet.

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  36. Evelyn,
    Just stopping by to let you know that Carrie and I will be featuring this at this Sunday's Marvelous Mondays party. Thanks for sharing this week! :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  37. I second Julie's notion up there! :) Oh, yum!

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

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  38. Hi Evelyn,
    Your Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas look amazing, we will really enjoy this recipe. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  39. I appreciate the skinny options too. I'm thinking there are even some low cal tortillas out there now that could bring the calorie count down even a bit more. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  40. Never had chicken enchiladas, but this looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  41. Hi Evelyn! I am featuring you today on Monday Funday! Thanks for linking up with us and I hope you will stop over to grab a feature button! xoxo - Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/diy-home-ideas/

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  42. Your recipe for Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas sounds fabulous! =)
    I love Mexican food!

    Have a great week!
    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

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  43. I love to use green enchilada sauce or salsa verde in enchiladas. Such great flavor. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  44. Thanks so much for linking this up at my Show Off Your Shell Party! These look fabulous! I love me some Mexican food! :)

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  45. Evelyn! Thanks so much for linking up to the Blog Bulge party! I can't believe you and I both made "healthy" enchiladas!! lol Yours look SO yummy too! I just love Mexican food!! Will have to try this version soon!
    xo, Claire

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  46. Thanks for stopping by Evelyn...these look so yummy, I'm drooling and it's only 10:30 am! Sharing on my FB page now :)

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  47. Hi Evelyn,

    We just wanted to BUZZ by and let you know this is one of our featured posts this week. We are also going to share this as a post one day during the next 7 days on our blog.

    Just a friendly reminder our party goes live tonight: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

    Thanks so much for linking up with us we really appreciate you!

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  48. These look great! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures, I'm featuring them on Week 76. Please stop by and grab my featured on button.

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  49. Visiting from the Blog Bulge. I'm already follower. I live your posts and this recipe looks fantastic!

    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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  50. This look so good, we just had to feature it on Inspiration In Progress!!

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  51. These look so delicious, Eveyln! Skinny makes them even better. YUM! I am trying so hard to get back on my low-carb diet, but it's a challenge everyday. I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper so that blows my carbs every time. heehee Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I just pinned this yummy dish. :) Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  52. My family and I are lovers of Mexican food too, and this looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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  53. thanks for linking up at the Sweet and Savoury Sunday Party. Hope to see you there again tomorrow.

    www.thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie

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  54. These sound wonderful -- now if I can just limit myself to a healthy single serving!

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  55. Oh my, my grandkids and I LOVE their green enchilada sauce. Now you've made me hungry and I just ate! :) Have a lovely week.

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  56. 400 calorie meals to me is satisfying and you still lose weight. Right on with this enchilada. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  57. These look awesome! I will be making these soon!!!!

    Happy SITSharefest!

    Cathy
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  58. These look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to the blog bulge babes link party!

    Amanda @ www.mommyiscoocoo.com

    email me at mommyiscoocoo@gmail.com

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  59. Hi! New follower through the Scrumptious Sunday Link Up! These look so yummy! Will definitely be trying :)

    Kristen & Jamie
    IDontGototheGym.com

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  60. Yummy! I LOVE Skinny Foods :) Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  61. Those look gorgeous! I am vegetarian so taking this recipe and using peppers, mushrooms,and onions inside the tortilla would be totally doable and wouldn't negate the skinny! This is making me so hungry!!!!

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  62. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo. Hope you can stop by to vote for your favorite recipe.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  63. Hi, Evelyn! It was fun to see you (and those yummy Green Chicken Enchiladas!!!) at the Texas Women Bloggers Sweet Tea Social! :)

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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  64. I love that these Chicken Enchiladas have are healthier. I pinned it! Thanks so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and linking up.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  65. I am featuring this delicious looking chicken recipe today at http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2014/02/07/featured-chicken-recipes-from/

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  66. Now I wish I wasn't going out to dinner tonight. Skinny Chicken Enchiladas would be on the menu. There's always tomorrow. YUM. Pinned

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))