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Do you love Mexican Chicken? This Skinny Chicken Enchilada Recipe is a low carb Mexican recipe that is one of my favorite baked chicken recipes. Easy to make and simply delicious, this is a must try recipe.

Easy and Healthy Baked Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Everything about my Skinny Chicken Enchilada recipe screams comfort food! At under 300 calories per serving, you’re going to feel very comfortable serving this to your family! Chicken, cream cheese, and two kinds of shredded cheese blend into creamy, melty, yummy goodness, while green chilies, homemade enchilada sauce, and layered tortillas add just the right Mexican kick! Within an hour you have a fab family dinner! Enjoy! Skinny Chicken Enchilada Bake

Best tortillas for low carb chicken enchilada casserole

Most people do not think of low carb when they think Mexican Food. Since most Mexican food is filled with rice and beans, it normally isn’t however, with this low carb chicken enchilada casserole, you can have a low carb meal that has all of the great Mexican flavors you crave. For this recipe, since it uses tortillas, you will want to low carb tortillas. I have found that the best ones to use are  La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Tortillas.

How to Keep Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Skinny

Since this is a cheesy chicken enchiladas recipe, you might wonder how it will be skinny. Using low fat cheddar cheese lets you have the cheese that you crave without the extra calories and fat. You can also change this to a fat free cheese to save even more or even use a combination of the two. With the cream cheese, I am using reduced fat cream cheese to make this even more creamy.

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Bake

How to Freeze Casserole Bakes

When you are freezing a casserole you can freeze it in a few ways. You can take the entire dish, cover it well in a layer of plastic, then foil and then plastic again. Cover the entire dish in a freezer bag. The last way is to remove the casserole from the baking dish and store it in an airtight container or freezer bag. If you plan to freeze the chicken enchilada bake before it is baked, I find that it is best to use a disposable container so the casserole dish can go from the freezer to the oven without tying up the dishes.

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Ingredients for Chicken Enchilada Bake

  • reduced sodium chicken broth
  • skinless chicken breast
  • diced green chilis
  • white onion
  • skim milk
  • reduce fat Mexican Cheese blend
  • reduced fat cream cheese
  • red enchilada sauce
  • La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Tortillas
  • tortilla chips

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Bake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine broth and can of chiles in a large skillet and bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Turning chicken once during the 15 minutes.
Remove chicken from cooking liquid and set 1 cup of cooking liquid aside for later use.
Let chicken cool.
Once cooled, shred chicken with two forks and set aside.
In the same skillet used to cook the chicken (with the 1 cup leftover cooking liquid), heat one can of chilies and onion over medium-high heat. Sauté for 3 minutes or until soft.
Add milk and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted.
Add reduced-fat, shredded Mexican cheese blend and stir until cheese is melted.mexican chicken sauce
Add enchilada sauce and shredded chicken and mix well. chicken in a pot
In 9×13 baking dish, lightly coated with nonstick cooking spay, place 2 tortillas, side by side (slightly overlapping).
Top with half of your chicken mixture. mexican chicken in a casserole dish
Repeat with other two tortillas and the other half of your chicken mixture. Top the last layer with cheddar cheese and crumbled chips.
Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Bake

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Skinny Chicken Enchilada Bake

Created by: Brooke Farmer
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
8 servings
Do you love Mexican Chicken? This Skinny Chicken Enchilada Bake is a low carb Mexican recipe that is one of my favorite baked chicken recipes. Easy to make and simply delicious, this is a must try recipe. 

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 — 4 oz cans diced green chiles
  • 1 cup white onion chopped
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 — 9" La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious™ Low Carb High Fiber Tortillas
  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz tortilla chips crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine broth and can of chiles in a large skillet and bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Turning chicken once during the 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from cooking liquid and set 1 cup of cooking liquid aside for later use.
  • Let chicken cool.
  • Once cooled, shred chicken with two forks and set aside.
  • In the same skillet used to cook the chicken (with the 1 cup leftover cooking liquid), heat one can of chilies and onion over medium-high heat. Sauté for 3 minutes or until soft.
  • Add milk and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted.
  • Add reduced-fat, shredded Mexican cheese blend and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Add enchilada sauce and shredded chicken and mix well.
  • In 9x13 baking dish, lightly coated with nonstick cooking spay, place 2 tortillas, side by side (slightly overlapping).
  • Top with half of your chicken mixture.
  • Repeat with other two tortillas and the other half of your chicken mixture. Top the last layer with cheddar cheese and crumbled chips.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bae for an additional 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

WWP+: 7 SmartPoints 5

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 946mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g

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