Jun 29, 2010

Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde




White beans, shredded chicken, green chile, sour cream and cheese. Need I say more?

These have just the right amount of kick to them and hit the spot if you're craving Mexican food. They are high in fiber and so filling (one enchilada is a perfect serving size). The easiest way for me to make shredded chicken is in my crock pot. I let it cook all day while I'm at work, then I come home and shred it and freeze the broth for other recipes. Click here for the recipe. For other great enchilada recipes try my favorite Chicken Enchiladas with Red Enchilada Sauce, or Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas.



Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chile Sauce
skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 enchilada Old Points: 4 Points: 5
Calories: 230 • Fat: 7.3 g Protein: 20.4 g Carb: 28.7 g Fiber: 12.2 g 


Ingredients:


For the Chicken and White Bean Filling:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
  • 15.5 oz can Navy beans (or Cannellini beans)
  • 8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/3 can water
  • 1 chicken bullion
  • 1 tsp cumin
For the Green Chile Enchilada Sauce:
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 7 oz can chopped green chile
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped (I used jarred)
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese
  • 8 medium low carb tortillas
  • chopped fresh cilantro or scallions (or both!)

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 375°.


    For the Filling:
    In a medium pan, heat olive oil on low. Add onions, garlic and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add green chiles, beans, water, bullion, and cumin. Mix well and cover. Simmer on low 15 minutes. Remove cover, add chicken and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until it thickens and liquid boils down. Set aside.

    Green Chile Enchilada Sauce:
    In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add flour and stir well. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Whisk until the sauce becomes smooth. Cook over medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Add green chiles, jalepeños, and salt to tatse. Cook another minute then remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream.

    Spread about 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish. Fill each tortilla with 1/3 cup of the chicken/white bean filling. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Continue filling remainder of the tortillas.

    Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with cheese. Cover with aluminum and bake 20-30 minutes, until the enchiladas are hot and the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro or scallions.

    283 comments :

    1. Those look delicious!! I will be trying them very soon!

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    2. oooh!!! 4pt??? i am soooo trying this asap.

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    3. These look so amazing, I can't wait to try them!!! Thanks for sharing

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    4. Can't wait to make this! Thanks!

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    5. Thanks for all your great recipes! You have beautiful photographs throughout the site that look so appetizing! I just rejoined WW this week and am excited to have a place to come & find great healthy family meals. :-)

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    6. Looks great. I love the filling recipe. I'll have to try it!

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    7. Wow, looks fantastic!

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    8. oh wow yum!! these look sooo good! -Susan

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    9. This looks SO good, I want to try it this week... thanks for sharing Gina.

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    10. This looks fantastic, not too many ingredients, and easy enough to make and freeze for a mid-week dinner. I can't wait to try it out!

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    11. I made these tonight...my husband and I LOVED them! Definitely a keeper.

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    12. These sound great and looks soo creamy and good to be only 4 points each!

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    13. I can't wait to try these, Gina! Last night I became a Weight Watchers Lifetime member (53 lbs!) and I owe a huge amount of my success to you and your recipes. Thank you!

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    14. Can't wait to try these tonight! Thanks.

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    15. Love the sound of these! I am a Mexicanoholic haha. =)

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    16. There is just something about chicken and green chilies that go so well together! I love dishes like this!

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    17. I love, love, love enchiladas and I have never tried a white sauce. Yumm!

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    18. Colleen B Haverhill,Ma7/1/10, 3:03 PM

      these look so yummy! I can't wait to try them

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    19. I am making them right now :) Will have to wing it but was hoping to see a comment on whether or not to rinse the beans....

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    20. Gina, I too would like to know if the beans are supposed to be drained and also, are you using flour or corn tortillas?

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    21. There is no need to drain the beans. I used flour tortillas but corn would be great too if you prefer them.

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    22. Gina, this are absolutely wonderful! My husband said there are one of his new favorites! The white sauce was terrific...with just enough "bite". You ae great! Thanks!!

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    23. You said that you used the jarred jalapenos...I bought the canned...like the green chiles. How much of that do you think would equal the amount called for in the recipe?

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    24. YUM! I am your newest follower =)

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    25. Use as much jalapenos as you like, it's really according t0 taste. Probably about 3 tablespoons would be the equivalent.

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    26. Hi Gina! Making these tonight..how many cups of chicken equals 8 ounces? I need to break down and get it a food scale, I know. Thanks in advance!! And love your recipes!

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    27. Hi Gina - I made these last night and they were fantastic! Thank you again for all your wonderful recipes!

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    28. Made these last night! LOVE them! Will be having them for dinner and lunch for a couple days as I'm a single mom, but hey, I'm not complaining! Only 4 pts too! Definitely a new fav.

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    29. We made this last night and let me tell you it was Awesome!!!!! It was so good DH has already asked for it again next week!

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    30. It looks so good. I need to try this.

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    31. Another AWESOME recipe - thank you! My husband and I absolutely loved it. I will make this again and again.
      Nichole

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    32. Hi! These were super good right after they came out of the oven, but when my husband went for seconds around 9:30 pm, the tortillas were totally soggy. Does this ever happen to you? Jessica

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    33. @Jessica, I make sure the chicken mixture isn't wet (let all the liquid boil out) so that it won't make the tortillas soggy when cooked. Glad you all loved it!!

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    34. Wow, this was a big hit at my house! Thank you, Gina, for posting all these great recipes. I really can't sing your praises enough. I'm down 32 pounds and I credit it to all these great recipes!

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    35. These were DELICIOUS!!!!! It is a keeper for me! Definitely a thumbs up!

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    36. These were delicious. We had left overs and my husband woke up the next morning and said, "I can't wait to eat those enchiladas!" :) Thanks Gina!!

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    37. I made this last night for dinner and it was SOOOOO good!!!!! Even DH love it! It took more time to make than expected, but it was SO worth the effort. Will definitely be making this again!!!

      AJAY

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    38. I'm glad you all liked these, they do take a little more time than the average meals on my site. But so worth it!

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    39. These were amazing! This one is totally going in my recipe box. My boyfriend loved it, he didn't believe that it was healthy!

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    40. These were DELICIOUS and so worth the time to make! Totally making these again. Thanks.

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    41. I made these last night. We LOVED them! I served with a side of the Chipotle lime cilantro rice and it was the perfect meal! Thank you for all the great recipes!

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    42. @Terri, I cant think of a better side to go with these!

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    43. Wow! These look amazing. But as I read the recipe, I was surprised you used flour tortillas to make enchiladas. Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. These are really Chicken and White Bean Burritos. Either way, they look great! ~Susan

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    44. You can use corn if you wish, I personally prefer flour, maybe not authentic but that's they way I usually get the from my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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    45. This was delicious, all I could find instead of chopped chilies was (I think) salsa verde, I split the can between the filling and sauce - and passed the hot sauce to those who wanted it hottah!!

      Mexican Pulled pork is in the crock pot right now for tonight....

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    46. These were AWESOME!! They were a little time consuming, but totally worth it. My boyfriend and my roommate's boyfriend were both extremely impressed. Me telling them they were WW compliant was just icing on the cake!!!

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    47. I made this for dinner the other night and they were GREAT! I worried about the heat from so many canned green chiles and jalapenos. We love spicy food but I really considered cutting these ingredients in half. So glad I didn't! They were not too hot at all.

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    48. @Mama Jan, it's mildly spicy bit not over the top. Glad you didn't cut them back :)

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    49. OMG this was sooo good tonight!!!

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    50. Just made these last night and it was delicious. The enchilada sauce was amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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    51. I just made these tonight and they were soooo good!!! I'm definitely more into anything with green chile than my fiance so I knew I'd love these, but my fiance loved them too so A+++ ;) He took a second helping that I wish I could've taken, but I'm keeping to the points lol :)

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    52. I cooked this for dinner tonight and LOVED it. It was the first of your recipes I've tried. I'll be making many more. Thank you so much.

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    53. These were delicious! I ate 2 for a VERY filling 8 point dinner :)I made both the chicken mixture and enchilada sauce ahead of time and refrigerated them, then assembled and cooked the enchiladas later. Worked out perfectly. Will definitely make these again and again, cannot believe how creamy and delicious they were for only 4 points each!

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    54. That's actually a great idea! You can even make a double batch and freeze the filing for future use.

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    55. I made these the other night and they were delicious! Great recipe thanks :)

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    56. While these are time intensive, my husband and I thought they were delicious and VERY filling! Perfect weekend meal :) Shared them with my neighbor and he loved them as well - many many thanks, Gina!

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    57. I made these last night and just like everyone else said, they're delicious! I too used jarred chopped jalapenos and guesstimated 1 teaspoon-ish as 1 jalapeno. I like a little spice so I added half a teaspoon more. I had them for lunch today as well, and I must say I think they're even better leftover! Oh, and the hubbs loves them too, so this is definitely a staple from now on.

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    58. made them tonight, I didn't read the reviews prior to making and drained the beans but I just turned it down once the water was absorbed. Very tasty. I use corn tortillas and omitted the jalapenos. quick meal, I cooked the chx in the crock pot during the day and did the filling and sauce at the same time. great website btw.

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    59. These are outstanding. I've made them several times and am making them for dinner guests again tonight. My hubby loved them. They taste like they should be wayyy more than 4 points! :)
      I've made so many great things from your website--and can't wait to make more!
      -Kristen

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    60. I'm making this tonight, I have the cicken in the crock pot right now! But as I read the recipe for the filling it calls for 1/3 can water. Does that mean 1/3 cup?

      Thanks!

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    61. Thanks Ohjenran, Kristen! Sorry, it's 1/3 of the can from the beans, not exactly an accurate measure, it's about 2/3 cup water.

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    62. I made these last night they were delicious. I'm not much of a cook and I think this is the best meal I ever made. Thank you for your flavorfull recipes.

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    63. I made this tonight and used fresh jalapenos from the garden, omitting one can of chiles in the sauce or it would have been too hot! We'll certainly make this again!

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    64. These. Are. Awesome!! In fact, everything I make from your site has been great. I used to think I couldn't cook. Now I am cooking healthy AND delicious!

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    65. Hi Gina, I am making these for dinner tonight, the second time we have made them! I have tried a lot of your recipes and LOVE them! This is def my go to website for dinner ideas and recipes! Thanks!

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    66. Made these tonight! SUPER YUMMY! Thanks! I love the sauce that goes on top. YUM!

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    67. what is the pointsplus value on these??

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    68. I was also wondering what the points plus are on these. I am so excited to make this recipe!! Enchiladas are about my favorite food!!

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    69. I just plugged this into the recipe builder. These are 6 P+ per serving when using 6" low carb whole wheat tortillas. Can't wait to try these!

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    70. I get 5 points plus, but points can vary slightly with different brands of cheese or tortillas.

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    71. I made these tonight and they were great!! I used corn tortillas instead of flour. Thanks Gina - I will be making these again!

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    72. Made these tonight for dinner and loved them! Really, really good. I used corn tortillas and fresh jalapenos. I thought I'd never eat Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas again! Thanks for the recipe.

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    73. Love, Love, Love these. My kids ate half of mine so maybe I need to double it next time. I am also getting 6 pts + when I enter your numbers but it is still yummy for that!

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    74. Gina...this recipe was delicious! Thanks for this!

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    75. Gina - I made these for a dinner party last night and everyone LOVED them! Even if the are 6 points for one, they are so filling you really don't need more than one. They did take a little more time than I thought, but I think when I make them again it will go much faster.

      How many points do you think it would be if I used 16oz of chicken?

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    76. Just had these for dinner with a small side salad.
      So good. And plenty for leftovers.
      thanks

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    77. I've made these twice in one week now! This recipe is definitely one I'm going to add to my "have the ingredients on hand at all times" list.

      This first time I made them, I didn't have any white beans. I substituted black beans and it was delicious! I can't decide which way I like it better...guess I'll just have to keep making it!

      I reduced the jalapeños to just one, but only because I don't tolerate spiciness well.

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    78. Fabulous. Wonderful. Delicious. I accidentally bought Carb Balance tortillas which made the points go up by 2 (ouch), but fortunately I had them to spare tonight, so not a problem :)

      P.S. We've hit a triple home run with your recipes this weekend Gina... which does not surprise me one bit! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    79. Yes, one is enough!! I think doubling the chicken would increase the points to one point more each.

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    80. Sara Zanotto1/15/11, 10:41 PM

      I made these for dinner tonight...AMAZING! I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thank you!

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    81. I forwarded this recipe to my mom. She's always saying she doesn't know what to make. She made these last week for the family and they were delicious!! My girlfriend called and asked for the recipe. Thanks again!!

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    82. My husband and I loved these. This is the 4th recipe I have made of yours(everyone of them perfectly delicious so far)My 16 yr old niece helped make them and I think u have a new fan. She is gonna make them for her parents! Thanks again and again and again!

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    83. Hi! I am really looking forward to making these tomorrow! How do you make the shredded chicken first in the crockpot?

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    84. shredded chicken in the crock pot, cover with water and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

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    85. Robin in KC1/26/11, 4:50 PM

      Oh Gina - you absolutely rock! I made these for dinner last night and they were unbelieveable. I only had one can of green chilies so I used most in the sauce and a little in the filling.
      Delicious & filling and I love that the points are so low for something this great. Thank you so much.

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    86. We are snowed in due to the 2011 blizzard and decided today would be a good one to try this meal! I thought the "hotness" was perfect and I was very satisfied with one. My family of 6 loved it including my very picky 9 year old! Thanks for making cooking healthy fun!

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    87. I'm a closet vegetarian so instead of chicken I doubled the beans and added butternut squash soup in place of chicken broth. They were delicious! Thanks!

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    88. Glad you all liked this!

      Ha ha, closet vegetarian!! why the hiding?? No worries, I plan on making vegetarian enchiladas soon!

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    89. Gina,

      I happened upon your site, looking for a good recipe for a zucchini soup,and your site is the best, my family has enjoyed everything so far!! I can not believe that you work all day and have time for this. Amazing! When are you going to make your own cookbook? I would buy it! Thank you.
      YUMMY! Thank you!

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    90. Thank you! I know, I can't believe it either! The cookbook? When I have more time I guess! I'm hoping a publisher approaches me, bit if that doesn't happen, I'll just have to do the research on how to go about it.

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    91. Jessica Wright2/9/11, 9:37 AM

      Awesome recipe!! Even my husband said they were tasty! Trying Barbacoa for tonight!

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    92. I made these last night, with small corn tortillas and got 12 servings out of it. My family raved about them! So delicious, thank you for all the amazing recipes!

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    93. Gina, I found your site a couple of months ago. I've been on a diet for nine months now and have lost 40lbs(YES!)but I was so sick of eating the same old thing week after week. If I saw one more grilled chicken breast coming my way I was ready to put my eye out with a carrot stick (organic, of course). I make 2-3 of your recipes a week now and they are so great! Made this one last night. To Die For Yummy! Thank you so very much. Lynn

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    94. I made this tonight and all I can say it tasted absolutely great! I will make this one again.

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    95. Glad you all liked them!

      Lynn, ha ha! I could not like on grilled chicken everyday either!

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    96. This is a fabulous recipe! My husband had seconds then claimed the leftovers were his for lunch the next day. This was the first time I've tried one of your recipes, and I'm very impressed. The only thing I left out was the jalepenos as we are not fond of these. Still terrific, and as my husband said "tasty!". I look forward to trying other dishes that make staying on program delicious and easy - and healthy. I feel like I'm not on a diet of any kind, and inspired to cook again. Thanks!

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    97. Cheryl, I love these! Can't wait to hear what else you try!

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    98. I love this receipe but I never know what to make as a side! I always make mexicorn.... Do you have any suggestions?

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    99. Made this wonderful recipe tonight after a friend posted the link on facebook! I didnt feel like waiting to cook the chicken so I just bought a 12oz can of white chicken breast and shredded the chunks with a fork. Worked great!

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    100. I like to make salads with avocado and mango and black beans, or avocado, cucumber and tomatoes.

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    101. Saw these on foodgawker... I cant wait to try them!

      thanks for sharing!

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    102. Delicious! I made these tonight and both my husband and I loved them. They seem like they will make really good leftovers and you're right, they are very filling.

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    103. I have been on Weight Watchers for a few years now, and I always find recipes that tell me to use the La Tortilla Factory tortillas. Short of ordering them online, I have not been able to find them in stores near me. So I was wondering if you knew what the Points Plus value of this meal is without the tortillas...And then I can just add the points of my higher point tortillas to whatever value you tell me. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Love your recipes! I make several of them weekly! :)

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    104. Claire, love foodgawker!!

      Christina, they are one point each so if you can find another low carb tortilla you should be good.

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    105. YUMMM! These were so good and filling! Definitely a regular to repeat. It's hard to get my husband to feel full but these did it. The filling/topping was delicious! I couldv'e eaten it with chips or by itself, haha

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    106. Hi Gina,
      I made these tonight for dinner but I made five tortilla's not eight...it was too late by the time I realized i was wrong. The torilla's I used were two points + each. How would this effect points per tortilla?
      Kristin

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    107. The filling would be great over rice or in stuffed peppers!

      Kristin, not too sure, you should use recipe builder to see but I'm guessing 2 more points each.

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    108. Very excited to try this. I prepped the filling and sauce yesterday. Will put together the enchiladas and throw them in the oven tonight. What I tasted yesterday was delicious. The sauce was just the right mixture of spicy and sweet!

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    109. I have been doing ww for a couple of weeks now, when a friend pointed me in your direction. I am SO glad she did!! I have made a couple of recipes so far and love them, my hubby is a HUGE fan of enchiladas, so happy to see you have a few to try :) Can't wait to give this one a shot

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    110. These and the chicken enchiladas are my 2 favorite!

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    111. OMG everyone in my house loved them... I even got leftovers of the chicken and sauce so Im having them for lunch as Nachos.

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    112. Another winner! My old chicken enchilada recipe was fat laden with heavy sauce and tons of chicken. This one tasted SO much better and nobody missed the swap of beans for the extra meat.

      I'm going to prepare several batches of the filling and freeze them so all I will have to do is make the sauce and assemble the enchiladas.

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    113. SOOOOO good!!! Made it last night... absolutely incredible. Better than restaurant ones.. Thanks so much for all that you do Gina! We love ya girl!!!

      -Sheena

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    114. I offered to make my husband beef tips and rice for his birthday...and he requested these enchiladas instead!! :) Love your recipe!

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    115. ~ Awesome ~ Awesome ~ Awesome ~

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    116. Made these and they are fantastic! My boyfriend and I have made a lot of your recipes and have enjoyed every one.

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    117. I made these tonight but I didn't have navy beans so I substituted fat free refried beans. They were great! My husband really enjoyed them!

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    118. Wow, these were absolutely decadent. I loved every bit of them! I will make this again and again. Every recipe of yours I try, I love you just a little bit more :) You're my hero.

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    119. Amazing!!! Loved these and I am fighting with hubby for the leftover one! Please publish a cookbook, you are the best!! We also had skinny taco dip and a salad! Thanks to you I should be skinny in no time!

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    120. These were delicious!! My husband (who I struggle to get to eat healthy food with me) absolutely loved them. Had them last night for dinner, late night snack and in his lunch box today. I had to substitute corn tortillas as there wasn't any low carb tortillas in our commissary. I've tried many of your recipes and love them ALL. This is our favorite so far :).

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    121. This was soooo good, even my very picky 8 year old loved it

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    122. I made these for dinner tonight and OMG they are amazing!!! We're mild folks here, so I used only 1/2 of the chiles required (and just for the filling) but it tasted great! Next time, I'll try a bit more spice (it's a process! haha) I had the extra allowance to splurge for a serving of 1.5, and it was soooo worth it! One would definitely be filing enough though. My husband cannot stop talking about these and is bringing 2 to work. He said it's the best thing I've EVER made. You can't even get this tasty of a dish in most restaurants!

      Thanks again for another hit!

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    123. I just finished my first enchalida and I have to say.. as a Mexican food enthusiastist, these were wonderful. Never had the feeling they were low in fat or calories. Just good flavor. I will be making theses over and over again.

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    124. Gina! I have been FB posting away with all the recipes I have been trying from your website! I made these last night and threw all of the ingredients for the filling into the crockpot with the chicken instead of cooking it separately. It worked great and was delicious! Thanks again. I get excited each night for a new recipe.

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    125. Great way to convert this to a crock pot recipe!

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    126. Did these last night and they were so good. Thanks for the recipes, my husband loves everything I have made from your site and he is picky.

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    127. Has anyone either made the sauce or the filling (or both!) in advance and frozen? Before I do it, I want to know how it turns out when you thaw it. I have a Food Saver so I'm not worried about freezer burn, just the consistency/taste factor.

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    128. These are in the oven as we speak! :) I couldn't find the canned beans, so I just bought them dry & cooked them. Will this affect the flavor?? Thanks so much for your awesome recipes!

      Lindsey

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    129. It shouldn't effect the flavor, enjoy!

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    130. I have to tell you that I didn't think I would find a chicken enchilada recipe that would beat the one I already had. Well, you did it! These are FANTASTIC!! I am not a WWer and made it a little easier by just using a can of mild green enchilada sauce and then added then onion, jalapeno, and sour cream. Yummmmmm!

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    131. Will the sauce be gross without any of the chiles/jalepenos? My kids are 1 and 3 and don't like spicy things (yet?). I mean, it can't really be a chile sauce w/o the chile, no? lol

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    132. It's really not that spicy, but I think it needs it. Maybe put some on the side for the kids without it.

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    133. Hi Gina,
      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything I have made from your website! One question regarding this recipe . . . The filling calls for 1/3 can of water . . . which can? I wasn't sure so I used 1/3 cup.

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    134. Good point, it was probably the beans.

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    135. These were fantastic! The sauce was creamy with just the right amount of kick.
      I've tried the other two enchilada recipes but I think this one takes the cake!

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    136. I am so excited to make these tomorrow night! I have a Salsa Verde Chinken Enchilada recipe that has been in my family forever but man oh man these look so delicious. I'll let you know how they turn out!

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    137. I made these last night and they were delicious they do not taste low fat for sure. I doubled the chicken though. It is a little time consuming but it was so worth it. Had the neighbors over, them and my husband raved over how good they were.

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    138. I made these last night, and I found them to be a quite bland.... BUT BUT BUT, I am wondering if it's because I accidentally bought the TAMED jalapenos in a jar. SURELY that is it.

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    139. OMG, these were amazing. I just kept saying, I can't believe this is a skinny recipe! I did sub black beans for the white. Totally obsessed with your blog! I think I'm just going to go through and try everything!

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    140. I just made these for dinner and wow! Cheese is usually the bane of my existence. I usually have to force myself not to ruin any hopes of something being healthy by adding cheese. These smelled so good while making them that I decided not bother putting cheese on top and I didn't even miss it! I also made the chocolate cloud cookies earlier today and they were amazing too!

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    141. I loooove enchiladas verdes. I make a similar recipe with seafood instead of beans and chicken (usually crab and shrimp). So happy to read that they're not as bad for me as I thought :)

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    142. If you want to stretch the filling further you can add a million kinds of extra veggies. I like zucchini and mushrooms, onion, bell pepper... whatever you have on hand. One of my local Mexican restaurants makes a potato enchilada that is awesome but I can't imagine that would be any more WW friendly than your original recipe.

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    143. This was so delicious!!! Made it for dinner tonight and my boyfriend and mother loved loved loved it!! It may take a little time to prepare everything but it's soooo worth it! Great recipe!

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    144. These enchiladas were so good!! I think I am going to have to look up some synonyms for delicious because of your recipes! I have yet to try one that I haven't liked, and I've made quite a few! I tell all my friends and family about your blog to spread the love too. When I make a new recipe now, my husband always asks if it's "Gina's" recipe, and when I tell him it is, he is always excited for dinnertime :)

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    145. These are AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe :)

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    146. Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Made these tonight and omg... YUM! :)

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    147. I was a bit of a complainer last night making these. I was frustrated with how long it took but I just ate one with a friend and WOW! So delicious! I think I will freeze the mixture as suggested above for quick meals in the future. It may take a little time but it really is worth it.

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    148. i made these last night...i have to tell you, i am now in love. SO good!

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    149. PHENOMENAL! I am going to use my leftover turkey at thanksgiving to make these to change the pace up with our leftovers. LOVED IT!

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    150. This is one of my all time favorites from your site. We had it this evening and last week! For the last month I have made recipes from your site at least 4 times a week. I am so happy I found it and love your dishes! Thanks!

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    151. I found your site last week, and how wonderful it is! I love this recipe! Hard to believe it is healthy. I love it with wild rice and pickled greek peppers on the side.

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    152. Just had these for dinner, I didn't have enough of the green chilis so I didn't put them in the enchiladas, just in the sauce, I also used raw jalepenos. (just one with out seeds) It was one of those dinners where I didn't have enough of everything so I improvised. I put my chicken breasts in the crockpot this morning.I really like the artisan corn and wheat tortillas (taco size) so I made mine with that and made the rest in burrito size tortillas. Everyone loved these! Last night I had made the pork carnitas with the corn salsa. So we used the left over corn salsa on top of the enchiladas along with a little sour cream. YUM!

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    153. It was yummy, but oh so spicy! You should mention the atomic heat! My hubby and I like it hot, it pushed spicy for us! Would make again, but will use less jalepeno, I think....hmmmmm

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    154. I read MOST of the comments...hopefully, I didn't miss this. Couple of suggestions:
      * Consider draining the beans or omitting the 1/3 can ofwater in the filling. I had a hard time boiling off the liquid
      * I added a bit more chicken for my carnivorous husband and managed to get another server out of the dish
      * After the dish was "done" I broiled for a couple minutes to create an wonderful golden top....

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    155. Two more suggestions:
      * Spray the dish with Pam for easier cleanup
      * Try Fat Free Sour Cream. I used FF and it was great!

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    156. Tried these this weekend and was amazed!! sooo yummy my husband and i thought they could have been served at the local restaurant! thank you for all the amazing recipes!

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    157. I made these last weekend! They were wonderful! My whole family loved them! Be sure to use the cilantro! I never tried that before and it adds so much to the dish! Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes!

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    158. I will use my leftover Turkey for these tonight! Thank you!

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    159. So super delish. Made these for a cute boy, and he was smitten with me afterwards. :)

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    160. If you use fresh jalapenos, one, seeded is probably enough and you'll want to cook them at the same time as the onion.

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    161. I'm not the biggest fan of green chilies, so I made this using roasted red pepper instead, and it it was DELICIOUS.

      I found some low-fat, low-sodium corn tortillas at Trader Joe's and decided to use those instead of wheat tortillas, but they were difficult to roll. I improvised and made a flat layer of 6 corn tortillas over the thin layer of sauce, poured in the filling, layered three corn tortillas on top, and spooned the rest of the sauce with the cheese and baked as instructed. It worked really well.

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    162. these were delicious! just had them for dinner. took a bit of time, like others said, but i actually enjoyed all the prep. i love being in the kitchen. next time i'm gonna use white corn tortillas. i used low carb wheat this time, and i just like the texture of corn better. the filling and ESPECIALLY the sauce was freaking delicious. thank you so much for having this site. i'm 11 lbs down and this site has helped me so much. 50 to go.

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    163. I made this tonight - it was delicious! Husband loved how fresh it tasted and said it was the best enchiladas we've ever made. And lowfat to boot! Cilantro is a must! Thank you! :-)

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    164. When I calculated this based off the fat, carbs, protein, and fiber for PointsPlus, it came out to 6 points...

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    165. I found this on pinterest, it was so delicious and repinned! I made it tonight, and it was just as good as more calorie laden versions. I blogged about it, it was so good! :D

      http://mrsgaeul.com/2012/01/06/lazy-wednesday-meal-chicken-and-white-bean-enchiladas-with-creamy-salsa-verde/

      Yummy!

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    166. When I calculated this based on the nutritional values, it came out to 6 points instead of 5, BUT, it's Sooooooo worth it. They are delish!!! Made them last night. Will be making them again very soon!!
      Thank you so much for your fabulous website and your wonderful recipes!!!

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    167. Mmmm, good one. I'm going to sub sour cream with Greek Yogurt and cut back on the cheese a bit. Thanks for sharing!

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    168. Mmmm... my mouth is watering! These are definitely on the menu for this week. I love trying different variations of enchiladas! The best thing about them is that they are even better for lunch the next day!

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    169. What size tortillas is everyone using? All I can find is the 3 point tortillas. Does anyone know how many points this would make each serving? Ww points plus?

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    170. I tried these last night and they were amazing. My DH even did the dishes without complaint afterwards.

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    171. I was wondering...I was planning to make these for a friend...if I put everything together and just cover with tin foil and give it to her to bake, do you think the tortillas will get soggy, because of sitting in the sauce? I'm trying to figure out how to make the entire recipe without the baking part, so that my friend can eat it right out of the oven...Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!

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    172. i will be making these this week, but i wasn;t sure...do i need to soak the beans first?

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    173. I have made these many times now. Absolutely love these! Have made them for family and they all loved them to. I do add a lot more chicken than it calls for. Almost a whole store bought roasted one. Super tasty!

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    174. I made these and added a package of cooked & drained frozen spinach to the chicken mixture - it made 10 enchiladas and was absolutely delicious! My husband couldn't believe there was no cream in the sauce!

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    175. Just made these...ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I can't wait to make them again for other people to try! The only thing I changed was using a little bit of artificial sweetener rather than salt. My new favorite food for sure!

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    176. Made these for dinner tonight, delicious! The family loved them too!

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    177. Just made these tonight and they are SOOOO delicious. I HIGHLY recommend them. Thank you for always having great recipes.

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    178. Made these tonight. Delicious! Going in the "Make Again" file. Thanks for sharing!

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    179. How bad would it be if I used Pinto Beans instead of white beans? I had everything else in my pantry!!!!

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    180. SOOOOO good...especially for being healthy!

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    181. For the chicken and white bean filling, did you use dried minced white onion, or raw/fresh minced white onion?

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    182. Made these tonight and they got 2 thumbs up from my husband and me!! Just an FYI, I entered the nutrition info into the calculator and got 6 pts+ per serving. I still think they are more than worth it, though!!

      Oh, and I added spinach into the enchilada when I was assembling them. I have a hard time not having something green and healthy in my meals (yes, I know I could have a salad but ....).

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    183. i cant believe how long it took for me to notice and make these! i loved it! the only thing i missed was spiciness( next time will use hot green chiles instead of mild) it was delicious and i think i liked it almost as much as your original enchilada recipe.

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    184. I made these tonight - and they were AMAZING!!! Such great flavor, easy to put together, in fact I put them together last night and then just threw them in the oven for 30 minutes when I got home. I cannot say how scrumptious they are! Just the right amount of spice!

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    185. These are delicious! I used canned salsa verde instead and I would recommend fresh jalapenos. Other than that, YUM!

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    186. These were amazing I used fresh jalapenos and only one plenty spicy.
      Highly recommene this dish!

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    187. don't understand this point thing but I do know these were absolutely, ridiculously great! a new favorite

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    188. These are soooo good! I made them last weekend for my boyfriend and he ADORED them, so I'm making them again tonight for a friend (served with margaritas ;) ). They're in the oven right now and smell so delicious. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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    189. I just made and ate these on my patio- wonderfully lighter adaptation! I served with a fresh avacado, orange wedge, puple onion, and tomato salad- my 4 year old is cleaning his plate! Great!

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