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SHinOK 10-16-2009 11:13 AM

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
 
It's been ages since I've posted a recipe, but this one was SOOOO incredibly good, I had to share it. Got it from my mom. It's not specifically LC, but you'd only need to swap flour tortillas for LC ones to make it so.

The first time you make it, resist the urge to tweak. I kept thinking it was going to be bland, so I REALLY had to slap my own hand to keep from adding garlic or cumin. But I'm glad I didn't, because it is seriously delicious just as it is.

CREAMY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

l stick butter
l medium onion chopped
1-4 1/2 ounch can green chilies, chopped
1-8 ounce cream cheese cut up and softened
3 1/2 cups chopped chicken breast--cooked
8-8 Inch flour tortillias
2-8 ounce packages Monterrey Jack Cheese shredded
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Over medium heat add butter, onions and saute 5 minutes. Add chilies, saute l minute then stir in cream cheese and chicken until cheese melts. Spoon 2 - 3 tablespoons down center of each tortilla. Roll up, seam side down. Place in lightly greased 9 x 13 dish.
Sprinkle with Monterrey Jack Cheese, drizzle cream over top of all.
Bake 350 for 35-45 minutes, covered. Uncover and bake about 5-10 more minutes to let the cheese get browned (if desired). Everything in it is cooked already, so you're really just warming it through.

8 servings.

I assembled this the night before (all but cheese & cream), and it turned out great. Hope you like it!! It's yum, yum, yummy! :cool: The leftovers are amazing, too.

Tweaker Geek 10-16-2009 01:52 PM

Shari - What a timely post -- I was thinking about making chicken enchiladas soon! I like that they can be prepared ahead and finished up the next day. Thanks for the recipe.

bprieto 10-16-2009 02:47 PM

In my area of the country, enchiladas are made w/ corn tortillas. Corn tortillas can have as much as 1/2 fewer carbs with the same or more fiber. :clap:

Sonofabeach 10-16-2009 04:40 PM

I couldn't agree more. But, here is the specs on a corn tortilla.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1
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Amount per Serving

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Calories 70 Calories from Fat 9


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% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 2g 4%

KellBell1234 10-16-2009 05:44 PM

Oh my, this sounds divine! I think with a lc tortilla this would be acceptable as a once in a while yummy dinner!

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 10-19-2009 10:22 AM

Everytime I make enchiladas with lc flour tortillas, the tortillas become very soggy and yuck. Any ideas?

LeenaS 10-19-2009 10:38 AM

Love this!

babykitty 12-17-2009 10:27 AM

We made this the other night and it was delicious! DH was skeptical b/c no enchilada sauce so we made half this way and half with red ench sauce, we both preferred it this way. THanks!

Tecnokitty 12-18-2009 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SCOTTSDALEJULIE (Post 12631916)
Everytime I make enchiladas with lc flour tortillas, the tortillas become very soggy and yuck. Any ideas?

I do not eat them very often as they make me gain but I have found the lc whole wheat hold up better and do not get that yuck "soggy" thing going on.

Pam 12-21-2009 01:07 PM

I use the Mission brand lc tortillas...no sogginess at all.

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 12-22-2009 10:22 AM

Pam, those are the ones I use, and the ones that got soggy when I made enchiladas with them. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Mission does make corn tortillas, but not the lc ones. Thanks anyway. If anyone can tell me why mine get soggy, I'd love to know. Julie

sbaquera78 12-22-2009 11:02 AM

I made this and it was fabulous...my only chnage, I had it in a bowl. Who needs tortillas :)

RhondaC 12-24-2009 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by sbaquera78 (Post 12891376)
I made this and it was fabulous...my only chnage, I had it in a bowl. Who needs tortillas :)

That's just what I was going to say! I think I would make mine without the tortilla. Maybe even top a salad with it, for a sort-of chicken taco salad! Or chop up the chicken really small in it, and use it as a dip for pork rinds! :cool:

Sonofabeach 12-25-2009 05:38 AM

I checked the Mission home page. They have an "Extra Thin Corn Tortilla", but it still has but it has 14 gr. carbs as opposed to 19 gr. for regular corn tortilla. LC corn is just not a possiblity I guess

Pam 11-09-2013 04:03 PM

Haven't made these in years! I was looking for something Mexican and re-discovered this recipe. Sooooo good!!! Used the Mission brand tortillas. Just to die for! You've gotta try :yummy:

cherrytt_too 11-09-2013 10:25 PM

When I make enchiladas, I make egg crepes and they hold up really well. I've never tried this recipe, will do it this week for sure!

SitLongTalkMuch 11-10-2013 06:45 AM

I'm making this for sure this week. I'll add more chicken, no tortilla and eat it out of a bowl like a thick soup.

jbatchelor 11-11-2013 05:07 PM

made this tonite with lc tortillas-used 7 oz can of green chilis and jalepeno and cheddar cheese grated for the top--I loved it and so did the hubs-it reminded me of the chimichangas we get at the Mexican place with all the white melted cheese on the top--simply delicious--we will be adding this to the top of the rotation for sure!

Nigel 11-11-2013 05:20 PM

Instead of tortillas, you can use thinly sliced deli meat...for chicken use deli chicken slices.

My flour tortillas are always soggy if I cover them in ench sauce too.

Pam 11-11-2013 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jbatchelor (Post 16679676)
made this tonite with lc tortillas-used 7 oz can of green chilis and jalepeno and cheddar cheese grated for the top--I loved it and so did the hubs-it reminded me of the chimichangas we get at the Mexican place with all the white melted cheese on the top--simply delicious--we will be adding this to the top of the rotation for sure!

Oh, I like your idea of making it spicier! I'll add more green chilies and jalapenos next time. Yes, they do turn out like chimichangas. I think next time I'll use less butter. Some of it oozed out in the bottom of the baking dish.

momov2boys 11-13-2013 02:04 AM

Thanks for bumping, Pam!
:)

cselzler 11-13-2013 06:18 AM

I make low carb chimichangas with a version of this. Just put the chicken in the low carb tortilla and roll it up like a burrito and put a toothpick in it to hold it together. Fry it in coconut oil, in a frying pan, turning as it browns. I melt the cheese and cream in a pan. Remove the toothpick and serve the cheese sauce portion over it. I probably don't use quite as much cream for the sauce just eyeball enough to make a pourable cheese sauce to cover the chimichanga. No more soggy tortillas.

Barbie83 11-13-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by cselzler (Post 16681420)
I make low carb chimichangas with a version of this. Just put the chicken in the low carb tortilla and roll it up like a burrito and put a toothpick in it to hold it together. Fry it in coconut oil, in a frying pan, turning as it browns. I melt the cheese and cream in a pan. Remove the toothpick and serve the cheese sauce portion over it. I probably don't use quite as much cream for the sauce just eyeball enough to make a pourable cheese sauce to cover the chimichanga. No more soggy tortillas.

I LOVE YOU. SERIOUSLY :love:

trying this ASAP! i'm obsessed with chimichangas!

SHinOK 11-13-2013 02:58 PM

Wow. I had forgotten I posted this ages ago. It's been a long time...I need to make these again! Grain-free now, so I'll use a crepe of some kind. Or a BOWL!! (great idea! :))

jbatchelor 11-13-2013 04:30 PM

I like the idea of frying the chimis and adding the cheese and cream later--thanks for sharing that idea! adding it to my recipe-both ways are keepers!

shelby'snana 11-13-2013 09:03 PM

subbing - no tortillas for me either :)

Iwantlessofme 11-19-2013 02:17 PM

Can you use Ouizoid's tortillas with this?

Thank you,
Mindy


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