Clean eating enchiladas

As you know I love Mexican food. And for a long time I thought I had the best enchilada recipe from CI. But then I tried this clean eating recipe. WOW this was fantastic. The flavors were good, quick to make and lighter. While I still love my CI recipe, this might be my weeknight go to enchilada recipe! From Clean Eating Magazine this was great!


5 medium whole-wheat tortillas (5-6″ each)
1 cup shredded extra sharp low-fat cheddar cheese
Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped, for garnish

Chicken mixture:
3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken breast
4 oz green chiles, chopped
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt

15 oz all-natural tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350*.
Combine all chicken mixture ingredients in a large nonstick pan over med-high heat and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove mixture from pan and set aside.
Combine sauce ingredients in the nonstick pan; set over medium heat and cook until warm, about 10 minutes.
Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas. Fold sides over and place seam-side down in the casserole dish. Top enchiladas evenly with remaining sauce, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake in center of oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley when serving, if desired.


5 Comments on “Clean eating enchiladas”

  1. Megan says:

    Yum! These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them!

  2. Desiree says:

    HI,i made these tonight.Like you i read clean eating.These where delicious,and my husband said he prefered them to the store bought sauce ones.I was googling the recipe for a friend and found this!thank you1

  3. Alliswan says:

    Very yummy! I also add a can of black beans to spread out the chicken. Perfect for leftovers!!

  4. Julie C. says:

    We didn’t really prefer these. I used rotisserie chicken . . . I guess they were just ok.

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