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Red and Green Enchiladas

The best of both worlds with these red and green, two-tone enchiladas! Filled with shredded cheese, chicken and salsa, these will become your newest family favorite Mexican dinner.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 enchiladas
Calories 374 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 8 oz. block Monterey jack cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/2-1 cup prepared salsa
  • 8 fajita size flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. red enchilada sauce Frontera brand preferred
  • 8 oz. green enchilada sauce Frontera brand preferred
  • any desired toppings: diced tomato chopped cilantro, avocado, sour cream, etc..
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 9x13 glass dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread about 3 tablespoons red enchilada sauce in the top half of the baking dish lengthwise. Spread about 3 tablespoons of green enchilada sauce in the bottom half of the baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together shredded chicken, taco seasoning, 2/3 of the shredded cheese and enough salsa to moisten the filling mixture.
  3. Fill 8 flour tortillas evenly with filling, roll and place into pan. Pour remaining red enchilada sauce over top the top half of the enchiladas. Pour remaining green enchilada sauce over the bottom half. Run a butter knife or rubber scraper in between each enchilada to prevent the enchiladas from sticking to each other after baking. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake covered with foil* for 30 minutes or until hot and melty.
  4. Top with any desired toppings and serve.

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Recipe Notes

*spray foil with nonstick cooking spray before covering pan of enchiladas to prevent cheese from sticking.

Nutrition Facts
Red and Green Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1069mg 45%
Potassium 539mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 14.7%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 25.4%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.