Healthy Inside-Out Chicken Enchiladas Recipe with Video
Don't Hide What's Inside…Truth: Tortillas are yummy, but when it comes to enchiladas, they're basically just there to hold the fillings in place until cooked… at which point those tortillas all but disintegrate and melt into the sauce and cheese. In this recipe, a chicken exterior saves the day! Bonus: Watch how they're made...
Cook: 25 minutes
1/2 cup refried beans
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
Four 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
1/4 cup chopped scallions
Optional toppings: light sour cream, sliced black olives, fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.
Place beans in a medium bowl. Add chili powder, 1/4 tsp. cumin, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
Season chicken with pepper, remaining 1/4 tsp. cumin, and remaining 1/8 tsp. salt. Evenly distribute bean mixture between the centers of the cutlets.
Carefully roll up each chicken cutlet over the mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Place cutlets in the baking pan. Pour sauce over chicken, and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Cover pan with foil.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted.
Top with scallions.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
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