{Good Eats} Healthy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

February 27, 2013
I’ve been making a serious attempt to better my culinary skills. I’m not one you’d usually ever find in the kitchen but after learning how much healthier and budget-friendly it is to cook at home, I’m thinking it’s finally time to put all those Pinterest recipes to good use!
This recipe is super easy and you can make it incredibly healthy. I used some ingredients that may not be organic or clean eating but you can easily use healthier substitutes. There are just some things I can’t give up in taste. But I still used as many organic/healthy ingredients as I could.
Here’s what you’ll need:

2 Organic Skinless Chicken Breasts
Las Palmas Green Chile Enchilada Sauce 
(could make it from scratch- use healthier ingredients, but the can is much more time friendly)
Taco Seasoning 
(for healthier substitute, use sea salt and cumin powder for flavor)
Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican Blend
Flour Tortillas 
(use wheat or multigrain tortillas for healthier alternative)
Olive Oil
1/2 of Organic Onion
1 Organic Red Bell Pepper
3 Organic Green Onions
1 Organic Cilantro Bushel

Let’s get started!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small pan, saute 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onion and bell pepper. In a separate pan, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook chicken breasts.  Add Taco Seasoning and cilantro (or sea salt and cumin powder alternative) with chicken and let cook until finished. 
After chicken is completely cooked, place on cutting board and pull apart with two forks to shred. When the chicken is shredded, mix it in with the sauteed onions and peppers. 
Add shredded chicken mixture into each tortilla, roll up and place in large baking dish. Make sure the fold is facing the bottom of the dish. Cover rolled tortillas with green chile enchilada sauce and sprinkle mexican blend cheese on top. Cover dish with foil and place in oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
Once cooked, remove from oven and sprinkle green onions, cilantro and more cheese on top to garnish.

Heat up the All Natural Farmhouse Spanish Rice and Organic Refried Black Beans to serve with the enchiladas for a complete healthy mexican meal.
Mmm Mmm good!
-Recipe adapted from The Honey Bee