Quick and Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

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Chicken Enchiladas with a Fresh Salsa Verde: perfect for double batching and freezing. Wonderful flavors and a family favorite. 31Daily.com

A healthy and quick recipe packed with chicken, spinach, and chilies. This is a recipe I’ve used countless times and is a family favorite. This freezes really well so often I’ll double the recipe and the family will look forward to it on another night.

Quick and Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

1 cup diced sweet onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
2 (4.5-oz.) cans chopped green chiles, drained
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas
Vegetable cooking spray
Tomatillo Salsa

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach and green chiles; sauté 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Stir in chicken and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until cheeses melt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up tortillas.

2. Place rolled tortillas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Top with Tomatillo Salsa.

To Make Ahead: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Uncover and proceed as directed in Step 3.

Source: Southern Living

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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