This recipe for easy chicken enchiladas is based off of the chicken fajita enchiladas recipe in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight by Eating.The metabolism boosting enchilada sauce recipe below is packed full of good for you ingredients, no preservatives, and will help stimulate weight loss.Along with the chicken enchilada filling, below you will find recipes for beef enchilada and vegetarian enchiladas.
Heat the oil ￼in a large pan over medium heat. Add the jalapeño, garlic, thyme, and onion to the pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until the onion is soft, about three minutes
Transfer the mixture to a blender, and add the canned tomatoes, allspice, and 2/3 cup of water.
Blend with the lid slightly ajar until smooth.
Pour the sauce back into the hot pan, bring it to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.￼
Chicken enchiladas assembly:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To a bowl, combine the shredded chicken, and 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce. Mix well.￼
￼Steam the tortillas in the microwave according to directions on package.
Pour 1/2 of the enchilada ￼sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13“ baking dish￼.
Hold a tortilla in your hand and add 1 tablespoon of the cheese, and about 1/4 cup of the filling.￼
Roll up the tortilla and place it in a baking dish, seam side down. Proceed to assemble the rest of the enchiladas
Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce and cheese and bake for five minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Garnish the enchiladas with optional toppings, and serve hot.￼
Shredded Chicken Enchiladas Filling:Cook 1-2 chicken breasts over medium heat until cooked though, about 8 minutes each side. Remove from the pan, shred with two forks, then add back to the pan with the 1/4 cup enchilada sauce.Ground Beef Enchiladas Filling:Crumble and cook 1 pound of ground beef until cooked through and browned. Drain the grease and discard.Add the enchilada sauce to the pan and mix well.Vegetarian Enchiladas Filling :Slice all the veggies, then cook over medium heat until they start to soften, add in 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and mix well. Get the best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating!