Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Healthy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas


I LOVE enchiladas but tend to stay away from them because most can be LOADED with calories and fat. I searched all over Pinterest and couldn't find the exact recipe I was looking for so I threw this one together and it was super yummy!  Here's what I used...

Ingredients:
3 Organic Chicken Breasts
1 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Onion
Cumin, Sea Salt and Olive Oil
A large bunch of Cilantro
Flour Tortillas (you can use multi grain or whole wheat if you want to be even healthier)
Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese
Avocado and Green Onion (to garnish)

These were super easy to make! To start preheat your oven to 400. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray of choice. In a small pan use one tablespoon of olive and saute your onion and red pepper until soft. In another pan heat up two tablespoons of olive and cook your chicken until done. I don't like all the sodium in most taco seasonings so I just used some sea salt, cumin and lots of cilantro to give it some flavor! After your chicken is cooked place it on a cutting board and with two forks pull away from each other shredding your chicken. (I've previously posted a super easy way to cook ahead and shred your chicken with the crock pot HERE.) Once it's shredded throw it back in your pan and add your sauteed peppers and onions.
Add your shredded chicken mixture to each tortilla, roll up and place in your baking dish with the fold on the bottom. Cover with enchilada sauce (as much or as little as you like) and sprinkle cheese sparingly across the top.
Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 mins at 400 degrees.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Top with fresh avocado, green onion and more cilantro (if you like) and serve! You could also add some low fat sour cream which won't add on to many calories. I would have loved to but forgot to pick some up.
I served ours with this all natural Spanish style rice and organic re fried black beans. (The hubs had the rice but I skipped it and saved my carbs for the tortillas). Hope you ladies enjoy this one! 

28 comments:

  1. this looks so good! cannot wait to try!

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  2. Yum! I am looking forward to trying this. Love your food posts as I am trying to eat clean-er (and get into my bikini) :) What kind of enchilada sauce did you use?

    Also, on a seperate note did you end up wearing those oh so cute leather shorts? They are sitting in my online cart and was curious how you styled them! :) Thanks!

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    1. thanks hun! I hear you on the bikini season quickly approaching! I have not worn my leather shorts yet! It got really chilly here this week and I didn't end up going out. Hope to rock em next week. i plan on wearing which some ankle strap sandle and a slouchy V neck tee or oversized sweater. Im sure i could wear them with boots as well but well see! xo

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  3. I LOVE enchiladas and rice! Such a nice comfort food during the cold snowy winter season!!

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  4. What brand of sauce for your enchiladas did you use? Great healthy recipe!! YUM.

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    1. it was a packet from whole foods i think Simply Organics was the brand.

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  5. Yum! Love a healthy alternative to enchiladas like this! Looks delicious!

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    1. yes def better for us! I have been wanting to make these for forever!

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  6. I saw this on your instagram and it looks so good! I'm definitely going to try making this! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks hun...it was a hit in our house, hope you enjoy it as well xo

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  7. Too funny, I made enchiladas last night ... seriously my favorite meal ever! Are those marble counters I see? ;)

    xo

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    1. No way lol great minds! Yes the marble countertops are in finally!

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  8. Though I'd share this lightened up Enchilada Sauce with you. I'm not a big fan of store bought sauces. I found this recipe and it was great! It's a few extra steps, but so worth it! It would be delicious with your enchilada recipe. http://clutteredcupcake.blogspot.com/2011/01/lite-version-of-enchiladas-impossible.html

    PS: Super jealous of your countertops! :)

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  9. This sounds so simple, think I am going to finally try make homemade enchiladas!

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  10. This looks so tasty!! And the presentation is beautiful. I love all of your healthy eats posts. =]

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  11. Have you ever thought of making your own enchilada sauce- a great way to keep preservatives out of your food. ;)

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com
    Have you entered my Tart giveaway yet?!

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  12. Aww you know the way to my heart! I love enchiladas too but can't get myself to make them. I'll definitely check your recipe out, pinning now! :)

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  13. Think I'll add this to the family meal plan this week! Thanks! www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  14. Looks so yummy! I make my own taco seasoning, here's the link for the recipe. It makes a little jar of several servings.
    http://lifeoftaren.blogspot.ca/2012/05/homemade-low-sodium-taco-seasoning.html?m=1

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  15. I have to say as much as I started following your blog for your fashion and beauty posts, your healthy posts have become my absolute fave! I've gotten so many good ideas from you and been introduced to say many tips and tricks & new healthy products, I hope you continue to do these posts regularly <3

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  16. Wow these are absolutely delicious...

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  17. How can I pin your recipes? I see the icons to share it facebook email etc but I dont see the pinterest icon =[

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