Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipes – My Best Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipes!  Try My Favorite Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Easy Chicken Enchilada recipes make quick  chicken dinners.  I love southwestern food and I like a good and simple green chicken enchiladas recipe.  I know you usually don’t think of enchilada recipes as easy or healthy but, of course, my recipe is both!  I couldn’t wait to share this healthy chicken enchiladas recipe with you.  So, just because your favorite meal is “comfort food” doesn’t mean it can’t also be good for you! That’s why I am here!  And what could more comforting than cheesy chicken enchiladas that are even gluten free chicken enchiladas!  Easy Chicken Enchiladas from my trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook make a winning recipe that helps reduce the risk of inflammation in the body.

Easy Green Chicken Enchiladas from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

An easy ‘combine and stir’ for the best gluten free enchiladas recipe with green enchilada sauce and a creamy chicken filling makes scrumptious green chicken enchiladas recipe. Rotisserie chicken simplifies cooking! These green chili enchiladas are a nice change if red sauce bothers you.

12 enchiladas

6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breasts
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 (28-ounce) can green enchilada sauce, divided
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup chopped green onion
12 (8-inch) flour tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten-free)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
Chopped green onion, garnish


1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat oblong 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In microwave-safe dish, microwave cream cheese until melted or about 1 minute. In bowl, combine melted cream cheese, chicken, green chilies, 2 cups enchilada sauce, chili powder, and green onion.
3. Pour 1/2 cup remaining enchilada sauce in prepared baking dish. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla, some black beans and 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up and place seam-side down in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and top with remaining enchilada sauce.
4. Cover with foil.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven until cheese melts or about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 323, Calories from Fat 30%, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 1047mg, Carbohydrates 35g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Total Sugars 5g, Protein 22g, Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is Best of My Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipes

Eating Well To Fight ArthritisEating Well To Fight Arthritis

I understand the demand for gluten-free recipes for health reasons and I also know how busy everyone is.  I included some of the best easy chicken enchilada recipes on my healthy food blog.  In my arthritis cookbook I have lots of gluten-free recipes  like these delicious gluten free chicken enchiladas  .

I keep cooking easy! I highlighted the gluten-free recipes with a “G” for your quick reference. Sometimes with slight changes you can turn recipes into gluten-free. I did that with my healthy chicken enchiladas recipe.  It was as easy as using corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas.  Presto! You get gluten free chicken enchiladas.



Freeze Easy Healthy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

My cookbooks are written for the busy person.  The arthritis cookbook might focus on anti inflammatory recipes but it is also includes everyday healthy easy recipes. What can be better than a healthy chicken enchiladas recipe and I especially like this green enchiladas recipe.  It can be challenging to come home every night and cook. Cooking and freezing is a great make-ahead cooking method.  On those busy nights, you can pull a quick meal from the freezer. Talk about a fast and fabulous dinner!  All enchiladas freeze great so make an extra batch and freeze for another meal. Wait until you try my healthy chicken enchiladas recipe. Simple to make and you’ll love the creamy chicken filling.  My Easy Beef Enchiladas make another great freezer enchilada recipe.

My Favorite Colander  I Use In My Home
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Did you know if you rinse and drain your beans you reduce the sodium significantly? You might save your colander for pasta but there’s so many other uses! This is the colander I personally use in my own home, and I like it because it is the perfect size.  Also, if you don’t have storage space it is collapsible for easy storage.

Remember to always rinse and drain any canned beans.  I use canned beans for convenience. Beans are great to add fiber making  my green chicken enchiladas healthy.

Meal Plans with Slender Kitchen Uses Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe In Meal Plans

I was excited when Slender Kitchen Meal Plans decided to include this fabulous easy chicken enchilada recipe in their meal plans.  Gluten-free chicken enchiladas are easy to make from my arthritis cookbook, you know this green enchiladas recipe is healthy! Of course, they have the best healthy easy recipes-they use some of mine!  Everyone on Slender Meals RAVED about the Lemon Blueberry Bread but it truly is one of my favorite quick breads! Their meal plans include even Cajun recipes–they had so many requests for Crawfish Etouffee-yes, it is a diabetic etouffee recipe. We have the same philosophy about eating healthy can be easy and good! So, if you don’t have time to cook or don’t want too, let Slender Kitchen do the work for you!  I recommend this great option, because after all, they do use my recipes!


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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2 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipes – My Best Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

  1. in the instructions you never tell what to do with the chicken????? you say chicken mixture but never say what to mix with the chicken. thanks!

  2. As many times as I proof recipes, something gets left out. Thanks for letting me know and I corrected the recipe! Here’s where the chicken goes and this is truly an outstanding recipe so I can’t wait for you to make it. In bowl, combine melted cream cheese, chicken, green chilies, 2 cups enchilada sauce, chili powder, and green onion.

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