Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins then Bake 400°F 5 mins


  • 1 can (19 oz) mild enchilada sauce
  • 4 cups shredded chicken (from a large rotisserie chicken), or 1 1/4lbs poached chicken breast
  • 1 bag (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2/3 cup Neufchatel (1/3-less-fat-cream cheese)
  • 16 small flour tortillas
  • Sliced fresh jalapeno peppers, fresh cilantro leaves and diced fresh tomato for garnish (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat one 4-quart or two 2-quart baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray. If using 1 dish, spread 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce in bottom. If using 2 dishes, spread 3 tbsp of the enchilada sauce in bottom of each dish.

2. In a bowl, combine chicken, 1 cup of the shredded cheese and 3/4 cup of the enchilada sauce.

3. Spread 2 tsp Neufchatel on a tortilla. Spoon 2 to 3 tbsp chicken mixture in a strip in center of tortilla. Roll up tightly to enclose filling; transfer to prepared dish(es). Repeat with remaining tortillas, cream cheese and chicken mixture to yield 16 enchiladas.

4. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas, dividing evenly between dishes. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Increase temperature to 400 degrees and bake an additional 5 minutes, until cheese begins to brown slightly. Garnish with jalapeno slices, cilantro

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 415, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 77, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 30, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 25, sodium (mg): 930, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.