Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes – Low-Calorie
Easy chicken enchiladas verdes are made using only 4 ingredients and is the perfect meal for hectic weeknights.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, look no further. This meal consists of only 4 ingredients! It’s so easy to make and only takes 20 minutes to bake. Weeknights can be really hectic in our house because with 4 kids there is almost always something going on. My daughter plays club softball, and if any of my mama friends out there have kids in sports, then you know how time consuming sports can be.
Easy meals on the weeknights are often my go to for this reason. I try to avoid eating out too much, which can be difficult if I don’t prep for the week. Having meals like this make dinnertime in my house run much smoother.
Mentioned earlier, it only takes 4 ingredients to put this meal together. One of my “secrets” when making dishes that require shredded cooked chicken, is to buy a rotisserie chicken that is already cooked. Then all I have to do is remove the skin and shred the chicken meat. It works out perfectly and is a huge time saver.
I put then some shredded chicken in a corn tortilla, roll it up and place it face down in a baking dish. I repeat until all the tortillas and chicken are gone. Then I take my can of enchiladas sauce and pour it evenly over the rolled tortillas. Finish by topping with the shredded cheese.
I pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and that’s it. Easy chicken enchiladas are done and ready to eat. I like to serve my enchiladas with a side salad, but rice is also a great side for these. Check out my cilantro lime rice using cauliflower rice. This also makes a great side dish without going crazy on calories.
What do you serve with Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes?
There are a variety of side dishes to serve with enchiladas. Including refried beans, rice, salad, plantains, vegetables or fruit.
What toppings are good for Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes?
Like most Mexican food, there are so many great toppings to serve with enchiladas. Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, and more.
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Ingredients for Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
- Rotisserie chicken
- Corn tortillas
- Green enchilada sauce
- Shredded cheese
Calories per serving (2 enchiladas): 373
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes - Low-Calorie
- 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
- 16 white corn tortillas I use Mission Super Soft white corn tortillas
- 28 oz can green enchilada sauce
- 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place corn tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds to warm them. Divide shredded chicken into the center of 16 tortillas. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down in baking sheet.
- Pour enchilada sauce evenly over all tortillas covering them completely. Sprinkle cheese over the top of sauce.
- Place baking dish in oven, uncovered, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
- Warming the tortillas before rolling will help them be more pliable and help prevent the tortillas from ripping.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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