Chicken Enchiladas {Bites!}

As it continues to get colder here in Texas, the meal requests around here seem to be going in the direction of “warm”, “soup” or “comfort food”.

 

One of my favorite indulgences is Tex-Mex. Who doesn’t love it? My go-to order {before I knew the nutrition facts} was sour cream chicken enchiladas… Oh I am a sucker for enchiladas. They are savory, warm, cheesy and delicious.

 
I was obviously thrilled when I came across this recipe from Gimme Some Oven (if you haven’t followed this blog, check them out asap!), which always has awesome recipes. I modified the recipe to my liking but I kept her homemade enchilada sauce just the way she makes it… it’s pretty perfect as it is and SO easy.

Try out this recipe for an easy lunch or lighter dinner {add a side salad}!

Chicken Enchilada Bites

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
24 egg roll wrappers
3.5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup enchilada sauce {Gimme Some Oven}
1 cup shredded 2% Mexican cheese
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Press egg roll wrappers into the cups of a greased muffin pan (regular 12 muffin pan) to form “cups”, being sure that the edges do not fold in. Bake for 10 minutes so that the bottom of the wrapper is also crispy, then remove.

Make enchilada sauce while the wrappers bake and get crispy.

Stir together chicken, enchilada sauce and black beans in a mixing bowl until combined. Portion the chicken evenly into the baked wonton cups until they are full. Sprinkle with a pinch of shredded cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through. Remove and garnish with sliced green onions.

Makes 24 Chicken Enchilada Bites.

Enchilada Bites Edited-1

Nutrition Facts {1 Chicken Enchilada Bite}: 120 calories, 2g fat, 15g carbohydrate
1.5g fiber, 10g protein

 

*3-4 Bites makes a meal depending on body weight & nutrition goals

 3 Bites: 360 calories, 6g fat, 45g carbohydrate, 4.5g fiber, 30g protein

 

Please comment with links to your favorite comfort food recipes… healthified!

 

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