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healthy chicken enchiladas

Healthy Chicken Chipotle Enchiladas

I skipped the traditional high carb, low fibre, deep fried corn tortilla and used Light Flatout flatbreads instead to make my take on a healthy chicken chipotle enchilada. 
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 420kcal


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 28 oz can of whole tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 bell pepper finely diced
  • 2 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts diced into 1 inch cubes
  • Pinch salt and pepper a pinch each
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 24 oz bottle of mild salsa
  • 1/2 can black beans 19 oz can
  • 1 cup corn frozen, canned or fresh
  • 8 Flatout Light flatbreads
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Cilantro for garnish


Enchilada Sauce:

  • Heat the teaspoon of olive oil in a medium saucepot over medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 7 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for another minute, or until fragrant.
  • Pour in can of tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, the chipotle in adobo sauce and the lime juice. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened. Transfer to a stand blender to puree or process using a hand blender until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.


  • Add a teaspoon of olive oil to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Then add in the bell pepper and continue to stir for an additional minute. Remove the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add an additional teaspoon of oil to the pan, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then sear them on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Add in the salsa and cumin, cover the chicken with a lid and allow to simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until it shreds easily with two forks.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Toast the Flatout breads on each side until slightly charred. Set aside.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through and tender, shred it in the sauce using two forks then add in the black beans, corn, onions and peppers. Stir to coat in the sauce.
  • Lightly grease a 15 x 10 inch casserole dish with a touch of olive oil.
  • Using a slotted spoon to avoid getting too much of the sauce, divide the filling mixture down the centre of 8 toasted Flatout breads (opened up landscape-wise like a book) and tightly wrap them. Place the enchiladas seal down in the casserole dish. Bake for 7 minutes.
  • Remove the dish and top the enchiladas with 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and the cheese. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese gets bubbly and melts.
  • Serve with additional enchilada sauce and garnish with fresh cilantro.


Calories: 420kcal