Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Craving some Mexican cuisine? Whip up this better-for-you version.

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Courtesy of Renaissance Periodization

These lightened-up enchiladas will satisfy your craving for this Mexican classic. 

Nutrition (per enchilada)

Protein: 20g; fat: 7g; carbs: 8g

Recipe and photo courtesy of Lori Shaw, author of the Renaissance Feast e-cookbook.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

25 min.

  • Cooking spray
  • 16 oz jar salsa verde, divided
  • ½ cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups 2% shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro paste
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 8 large whole grain tortillas
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • Fresh chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 375° Farenheit.  

Spray a 13x9x2" pan with cooking spray, then spread 1 cup of salsa verde around the prepared pan.

Combine yogurt, 1 cup cheese and 2 Tbsp cilantro paste in a small bowl.  Fold in chicken.

Warm tortillas per package directions, and spread ⅛ of the filling mix down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared pan. Repeat until you've got all 8 in the pan.

Pour remaining salsa verde over the top of the enchiladas, and spread with spoon or spatula to cover. Bake 15 minutes. 

Top with remaining cheese, bake an additional 5-10 minutes, and sprinkle chopped green onions and cilantro over the top. Serve.