Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

Photo: Jennifer Causey

We skip the time-consuming task of rolling each enchilada in favor of a layered casserole approach. With 29 grams of protein, these enchiladas are a hearty and filling. This family-style meal is great for a weeknight dinner, and you can freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

Active time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yields: Serves 4


calories 348

fat 14.5g

satfat 5.2g

monofat 5.2g

polyfat 1.8g

protein 29g

carbohydrate 28g

fiber 5g

cholesterol 101mg

iron 1mg

sodium 613mg

calcium 329mg

sugars 3g

Est. Added Sugars 0g


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs

5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup chopped green onions, divided

1 medium-size red onion, cut into 1/2-in. slices

1 medium jalapeño

4 garlic cloves

1 1/2 cups canned unsalted crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

6 (6-in.) corn tortillas, divided

Cooking spray

4 ounces preshredded 2% reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese (about 1 cup), divided

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Shred chicken; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Combine chicken, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons green onions in a bowl.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high. Add red onion and jalapeño; cook 4 minutes, turning occasionally. Add garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are charred on all sides. Place remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, jalapeño mixture, tomatoes, stock, and cumin in a blender; blend until smooth.

Place 2 tortillas in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray, tearing tortillas as needed to fit in a single layer. Spread 1/2 cup tomato mixture over tortillas in dish; top with half of chicken mixture and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers once with 2 tortillas, 1/2 cup tomato mixture, remaining chicken mixture, and 1/4 cup cheese. Top with the remaining 2 tortillas, remaining 3/4 cup tomato mixture, and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions.


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