White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole Recipe – 6 Points +

White Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

If nothing says “comfort food” to you like cheesy chicken rolled up in a flour tortilla and then smothered in a creamy sauce, topped with even more cheese, well then you are in for a treat today. This White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole Recipe is nothing short of delicious. Packed with tons of fiber and protein, these almost burrito sized enchiladas, are insanely filling. I ate one with some roasted veggies on the side and I was FULL. These are really easy to make, and make a great large casserole recipe that can easily feed the whole family. They also make great leftovers and reheat pretty nicely. Each White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada is just 6 Points + per serving – definitely a bargain. They make the perfect Weight Watchers Recipe for when you are craving some serious Mexican comfort food. Enjoy!

White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole

Not only are these chicken and cheese enchiladas incredibly delicious, they are very filling and satisfying. Plus, they are smothered in a tangy sour cream and chile sauce that adds extra creaminess to this low calorie comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 8oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 large zucchini, diced
  • 8 whole wheat flour tortillas (I used the large size of these)
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 4 oz can green chiles
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat, all purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Zest from 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9” x 13” casserole pan with non-fat cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, zucchini, onion, 1/2 cup of the fat free sour cream, ½ cup shredded cheese, cumin, lime zest, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. One at a time, roll up the chicken mixture into each tortilla and then place in the casserole dish.
  5. In a medium sized sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  6. Stir in chiles and remainder of the sour cream, and heat until well combined and heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Pour sour cream sauce over enchiladas, and then top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  8. Bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes or until casserole is cooked through and cheese begins to brown and bubble.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro, green onions and diced jalapenos.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: Mexican

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1 enchilada
Each serving = 6 Points +

PER SERVING: 230 calories; 9g fat; 27g carbohydrates; 21g protein; 12g fiber

Comments

  1. These are awesome! To make them even better, Next time I am going to sauté the onions first and add a bit more flour to the sauce. I am sure this will add to the points but hopefully not too much?

  2. I enjoyed the casserole as it was, but with the different tortilla brands and using a 10oz can of precooked chicken, the points came out to just under 10. I think next time I will add another can of chicken and use one less zucchini and it’ll be right at 10 pts. I really liked the cream sauce. Melissa, did you let the broth boil down enough? It took longer than the recipe said, but I was able to reduce it to a nice rich sauce. Be sure to add the broth a little bit at a time so the flour/butter mixture dissolves correctly.

  3. Melissa says:

    I followed the recipe exactly, and it had very good flavors, although the sauce was very runny… I would have preferred it to be more saucy and less soupy. I’d maybe cut down on the chicken broth if I were going to make it again

  4. LOVE this recipe!

  5. These are AMAZING

  6. sweetroxygirl says:

    This one was a HUGE hit at my house tonight!

  7. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says:

    great casserole!

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