That's Smart! Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Monday, August 29, 2022


Enjoy these That’s Smart! Chicken Enchiladas — a delicious, family-friendly dinner option that is easy on the wallet! 

All you need: 

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 (15.5-oz) jar That’s Smart! mild salsa 
  • 1 (8-oz) pkg That’s Smart! cream cheese, cubed 
  • 1 tbsp That’s Smart! chili powder 
  • 1 (15-oz) can Hy-Vee no-salt-added black beans 
  • 1 cup That’s Smart! shredded imitation Cheddar cheese 
  • 8 Hy-Vee fajita-size whole-wheat tortillas 
  • 1 (10-oz) can Hy-Vee red enchilada sauce 
  • Desired toppings such as light sour cream or cilantro  

All you do: 

  1. Spray a 4-to-6-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add chicken, salsa and cream cheese to slow cooker; sprinkle with chili powder. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 hours, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using two forks. Place chicken back in the slow cooker for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Add 1/3 cup shredded chicken filling to each tortilla. Top with 1 tablespoon shredded imitation Cheddar cheese. Wrap tightly and place seam-side-down in prepared dish. Cover with red enchilada sauce and wrap tightly with foil. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through (165 degrees). 
  4. Tip: Make these enchiladas ahead of time and freeze until you're ready to serve! Make enchiladas and place in prepared 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover with enchilada sauce and wrap tightly with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through (165 degrees). 
  5. Serve topped with desired toppers such as sour cream, additional cheese and/or cilantro. 

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