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Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

Chicken Cheese Enchiladas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
Boring chicken breasts? Guess again! This chicken got wrapped and rolled in tasty favorites.
Updated May 23, 2008
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Barbie Lee
Tavernier, Florida

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces or strips
  • 12 oz. (3 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
  • 1 (10.5-oz.) pkg. (12 tortillas) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos & Fajitas

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In resealable food storage plastic bag, combine taco seasoning mix, oil and 1/4 cup of the water; seal bag and mix well. Add chicken pieces; turn to mix. Refrigerate 5 minutes or up to 12 hours.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of the Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, salt, ricotta cheese, chiles and egg; mix well.
  • 3
    Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken with marinade; cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, combine 1/2 cup of the salsa and remaining 1/4 cup water; mix well. Spread evenly in bottom of baking dish. Spoon 1/3 cup cheese mixture down center of each tortilla. Top with chicken; roll up. Place filled tortillas, seam side down, over salsa mixture in baking dish. Drizzle enchiladas with remaining salsa. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 5
    Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
2160mg
90%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
Protein
44g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
80%
80%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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