Mexican food is one of Cody’s and my favorite types of food. We both grew up in Arizona where the Mexican food was hoppin’. Unfortunately here in Utah, we’ve only found one or two places that serve quality, authentic Mexican food. For that reason, I make sure that I cook some sort of Mexican dish for us at least once a week. I have enjoyed experimenting with various Mexican dishes trying my best to make them tasty but also healthier than traditional Mexican dishes. Last night, we enjoyed my Red Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas. Mmmm were they good! I made them for the first time when Cody and I were dating, and it’s been one of his favorite meals ever since. (Little does he know, they’re pretty healthy too! I’m sneaky like that. 😉 )
Red Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
2-3 small/medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet McCormick Enchilada seasoning
1 can (16 oz.) tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 can (16 oz.) black beans
8-10 whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican blend (or cheddar) cheese
Cut up chicken breasts into small, bite size pieces. Put in skillet and cook on medium heat. While chicken is cooking, pour tomato sauce, water, and enchilada seasoning into sauce pan. (Don’t follow the directions/ingredients on the back of the seasoning packet. They’re different than this recipe.)
Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes while stirring.
When the chicken is close to being cooked through, add the black beans to the skillet and about 1/2 cup of the sauce. Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
Pour a spoon full of the sauce into each tortilla and spread evenly over it. Place a spoon full of chicken and bean mixture into the tortilla and roll up, seam side down. Place in an 13 x 8.5″ baking dish covered in cooking spray.
Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas to cover them. Sprinkle top with cheese. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
ENJOY! (We certainly did!) Makes 8 (1 enchilada) servings or 4 (2 enchilada) servings.
I served it with a side salad and some Mexican rice. YUM!
- What’s your favorite Mexican dish?
- Do you have any “healthified” traditional Mexican dishes that you make? (Link me up!)
P.S. Did you notice? I got my own domain! (i.e. now my web address is www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com rather than www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.wordpress.com) MUCH less wordier, and now I can call it my own! 🙂