Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 enchiladas and 1 tablespoon sour cream)

Like lasagna, enchiladas are a surefire family favorite and can also be a labor of love. Between braising the meat; simmering the sauce; and rolling, filling, and layering several tortillas, the preparation alone takes more time than most cooks have on a busy weeknight. Our version takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. Kids can help by pulling the chicken into large shreds and tucking the rolled tortillas in the bottom of the baking dish. Use your leftovers again during the week: Cut corn tortillas into quarters, and bake until crisp; then use the shredded chicken and any other ingredients you have on hand to build nachos on a baking sheet. Serve the enchiladas with a salad of fresh orange, avocado, and crisp lettuce. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil over high heat; cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Reserve 1 1/2 cups sauce mixture. Add chicken and beans to pan; cook 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated.

Step 3

Stack tortillas; wrap stack in damp paper towels and microwave at HIGH for 25 seconds. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla; roll up. Arrange tortillas, seam sides down, in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with reserved sauce and cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and sauce is bubbly. Top with tomato and cilantro. Serve with sour cream.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

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