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Chicken Enchiladas

This Easy Chicken Enchilada recipe is a delicious and tasty midweek dinner. This recipe uses shredded chicken, lots of vegetables to keep it healthy and a tomato based sauce, all rolled in your favourite wraps and topped with cheese. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 600 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 680 g Passata
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp Mild chilli powder
  • 600 g Cooked chicken, shredded See recipe notes
  • 160 g Tinned sweetcorn Drained (or frozen if you prefer)
  • 2 Red or green peppers Deseeded and sliced
  • 8 Tortilla wraps
  • 100 g Grated cheese See recipe notes

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, garlic, cumin, oregano and chilli. Cook for about 10 minutes on a low heat until the onions are almost cooked through, coloured and fragrant.

  2. Add in the passata, turn up the heat to medium, put a lid on the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.

  3. Remove two large spoonfuls of the sauce to a bowl and put to one side (this is for underneath and on top of the rolled tortillas).

  4. Remove from the saucepan from the heat and add in the chicken, sweetcorn and peppers. Mix thoroughly and if you have time, allow to cool a little so it's easier to roll the tortillas.

  5. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  6. Lay the tortillas out and share the mixture evenly between them. Put half of the reserved sauce on the base of a baking dish and spread out. 

  7. Roll each tortilla up and place on top of the thin layer of sauce, being sure that the open end is at the bottom, so the weight of the tortilla keeps them shut.

  8. Spoon the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle on the cheese.

  9. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes until the inside of the enchiladas is hot and the cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchiladas
Amount per Serving
Calories
600
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
122
mg
41
%
Sodium
 
864
mg
38
%
Potassium
 
1766
mg
50
%
Carbohydrates
 
62
g
21
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
48
g
96
%
Vitamin A
 
2645
IU
53
%
Vitamin C
 
72.4
mg
88
%
Calcium
 
316
mg
32
%
Iron
 
7.3
mg
41
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.