500 Calorie Enchiladas

 I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine. I was skeptical about how they would taste, being 500 calories (serving: 2 enchiladas) but, the ingredients seemed pretty straight forward, so I tried it. They were delicious!! My husband even liked them, and his didn’t contain and cheese. I liked this recipe because I had everything on hand in my pantry or refrigerator.

What you need:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1-15oz can black beans (low sodium) rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8-8inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat)

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut chicken into small pieces. Place in a large pan, sprinkle with chili powder and cover with 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Chicken should be white in the middle.
  2. Add beans, corn, and salsa. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture is hot. About 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat.
  3. Mist a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Lay a tortilla out and spread 1/2 cup of chicken mixture down the center. Roll up and place seam-down in pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Sprikle cheese evenly over enchiladas; bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes longer.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Our enchiladas only have cheese on half because my hubby is allergic.


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