Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love this chicken enchilada recipe and if you used reduced fat cheese and wheat flour tortillas it becomes a healthier dinner. The best part is if you use a Deli chicken half the work is done for you because you don't have to worry about cooking the chicken and it always has such a great flavor to it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 sprigs fresh cilantro (rinsed)
  • 1 small tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 whole chilled deli rotisserie-cooked chicken
  • 34 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans enchilada sauce
  • 60 inches whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 (2 1/4 ounce) cansliced black olives (with jalapeno, drained)
  • 1 12 cups Mexican blend cheese (2% reduced fat)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Coat 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Chop cilantro coarsely, place in medium bowl.
  4. Chop tomato finely; set aside.
  5. Remove meat of chicken from bones (discard skin and bones) and chop coarsely; add to cilantro (wash hands).
  6. Stir in beans and 1 can of the enchilada sauce.
  7. Spoon chicken mixture equally into center of tortillas.
  8. Roll tortillas around filling and place, seam side down, in baking dish.
  9. Pour remaining can of enchilada sauce over enchiladas.
  10. Sprinkle tomatoes, olives, and then cheese evenly over enchiladas.
  11. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
  12. Serve. (I usually offer sour cream to put on the side also).
Most Helpful

Very easy and QUICK. I used coriander (cilantro) paste because every store I went to was out of the fresh stuff. And you will need TWO tomatoes for this recipe. I'm always looking for a way to use up leftover chicken and the rest of the ingredients are things that I keep in the cupboard. Thanks for a fantastic recipe.

Lee_tah January 07, 2009

A very tasty meal one of our favorites. I also use the filling for stuffed Poblano Peppers.

CarolB1234 July 09, 2012

I have been making this at least once every 2 weeks for over a year now! One of my husband's favorites, and only 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus when using all fat free (Cheese, Tortillas and Refried Beans). So easy and quick for our busy family, and I've even added a small can of green chilis, and chopped green onion to the mixture. Thank you for such a pleasing, filling and healthy recipe!

LousyChef December 06, 2011