Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season chicken breasts with 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Place into a baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. Allow chicken to cool, and shred with 2 forks. Set chicken aside.
  4. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and jalapenos until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; stir in the cream cheese in chunks, and allow cream cheese to melt and soften. Stir the cream cheese into the vegetables, and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, the paprika, chili powder, and cumin. Mix in the cooked chicken meat; remove from heat.
  5. Pour half the green enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Lay tortillas out onto a work surface, and place chicken mixture in a line down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of Monterey Jack cheese per tortilla. Roll up the tortillas, and place into the sauce in the dish, seam sides down; pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining 4 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese over the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is hot and bubbling and the cheese has melted, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 395.97 Kcal (1658 kJ)
Calories from fat 182.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.31g 31%
Cholesterol 103.15mg 34%
Sodium 677.93mg 28%
Potassium 443.87mg 9%
Total Carbs 22.42g 7%
Sugars 1.65g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 8%
Protein 31.86g 64%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 274.9mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 192.57 Kcal (806 kJ)
Calories from fat 88.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.88g 31%
Cholesterol 50.16mg 34%
Sodium 329.69mg 28%
Potassium 215.86mg 9%
Total Carbs 10.9g 7%
Sugars 0.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 8%
Protein 15.49g 64%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 13%
Iron 0.6mg 7%
Calcium 133.7mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.2
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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