Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Light and Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Last time I went to Trader Joe's I picked up a pack of whole wheat tortillas. I used a couple and threw the rest in the freezer. Freezer space is more precious than diamonds in our house so I knew I wanted to start using them up. I threw these together to use up some ingredients I had in the house. Honestly, they were amazing and SO SO filling. I love meals that leave you thinking you just ate something decadent when you really didn't. John isn't a big eater and he ate two of these bad boys. They were good and I highly recommend them.

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

3 whole wheat tortillas
1 1/4 cup cooked chicken, diced (I used rotisserie chicken breast)
1/2 cup salsa
3/4 cup shredded 2% Mexican cheese
2/3 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp. light cream cheese
Ground cumin
Garlic powder
Onion powder

1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- In a small bowl combine the chicken and salsa, stir until well coated. Set aside.
3- In a small saucepan heat the tomato sauce and cream cheese, stirring until well combined. Season to taste with cumin, garlic, and onion powder.
4- Lay the whole wheat tortillas on a flat surface. Spoon an equal amount of the chicken mixture into each tortilla. Roll and place side by side in a small baking dish.
5-Pour the sauce evenly over the enchiladas, smoothing it out to ensure all are equally covered.
6- Top with the cheese being sure to equally distribute it.
7- Bake for 20 minutes uncovered.

** 8 points per enchilada (when using a 3 point tortilla)


  1. These look so yummy! I"ll be trying them soon.

  2. I just found your blog when I googled " whole wheat chicken enchiladas" because I had a bunch of whole wheat tortillas I needed to use up....holy moly, these were so good! granted, I did not use fat free cream cheese, and since I used fresh chicken breast, I seasoned it a ton to mimic what a rotisserie chicken might add to the mix. I am making it for a friend who has been in the hospital, and I am certain her family will love it to, so good!

  3. These were SOOOOO good. I found them through WW. Love them! And this is the second night this week my boyfriend requested these! Good call on the rotisserie chicken!

  4. This was AWESOME and super easy! My husband loved it as well. Thanks so much! I enjoy your blog and all the great ideas.

  5. I've made these twice now - love them! Will be adding these to my "regular" dishes!