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Healthy Recipe of the Month

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

This easy recipe works great as a make-ahead dinner and travels well for pot lucks. You can substitute prepared salsa verde but the fresh stuff is really good. Enjoy!


Verde (green) Sauce:


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with canola cooking spray.
  2. Add shredded chicken, green onions, and shredded cheese to a large mixing bowl and toss well to blend.
  3. One by one, heat tortillas in a nonstick frying pan until softened. Lay a heaping 1/3 cup of chicken down the middle of each tortilla. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of fat-free half-and-half down the center of each. Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes. Pan can be covered or uncovered – it works both ways.
  5. To make the verde sauce, add tomatillos, cilantro, and green chilies to a food processor and pulse briefly (the texture should be somewhat chunky, not pureed). Stir in the sour cream. Serve the enchiladas with a spoonful of verde sauce over the top.


10 enchiladas

Nutritional Information:

Per enchilada: 275 calories, 20.5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 350 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 30%.

Recipe Source: www.WebMDHealth.com/ut

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