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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chicken Enchilada Lasagna (6 points)

I love chicken Enchiladas. I've only made them once since we started doing Weight Watchers. I love tortillas too, but they are so many points. Sure there are some low-carb and high-fiber ones that are one or 2 points, or you can use the smaller ones that are one point each. But when it comes down to it all of those tortillas are more expensive when it comes to your purchasing cost. I hate spending more for items that aren't too much worse and cost SOOO much less. However, if you won't use those items before they go bad, because you don't want to eat the extra points,  it wasn't worth the lower cost of those items. Tortillas are one of those items for me. I can get the unhealthy ones for almost nothing, but hate paying a ton of money for the reduce point ones. But in the end we won't eat the fatty tortillas before they go bad.
Chicken Enchilada Lasagna was my solution, just like with pasta lasagna, it gives you the taste, without needed as much of the tortilla as you would to wrap it all. IE 3 tortillas for 4 servings. This idea actually came from a Pamper Chef party I went to, although their enchilada lasagna was so fatty and would be a ton of points.
Chicken Enchilada Lasagna
(4 servings, 6 points)

  • 1 can canned chicken (I love the Kirtland Sig brand)
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Green Chilies (we like a kick, if that isn't your family, then use however much you desire)
  • *optional Green Chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Milk (anything but Whole won't really change the points)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 3 tortillas
  • 1 quart square baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix the cream of mushroom soup, the canned chicken, Green chilies. Mix them well. Take one of the tortillas, I sliced mine up to have them spread over more space and fix the awkward  circle square thing, but do as you want. Layer over the tortilla 1/3 of the chicken-chili mixture. Layer another tortilla over that. Then another 1/3 of the mixture layered over the 2nd tortilla. Layer on the last tortilla.  Then add the 1/4 c of the cheese to the chicken-chilli mixture along with the 1/2 cup of milk. Layer the last of the mixture over the last tortilla and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Cook for 25 minutes. Serve warm, 4 servings, at 6 points each. Can serve with Sour Cream on it, count the points on the sour cream.
Side suggestions: Rice, bean mix, green beans.

Ways to make it lower if desired: Use a low-fat, whole wheat, or high-fiber tortilla. Check them out, there are a few out there with better calorie counts, and fat counts. Campbell Soup makes a low-fat Cream of Mushroom- it takes 2 points off of the entire can. Low-fat Cheese and skim milk (don't make much of difference on their own but using both makes some difference. So if you used 3, 1 point tortillas, it would be 18 points for the whole meal which is 4.5 per serving. Use the Low-fat Soup and dairy you are easily to 4 points per serving maybe even 3. Check you nurt. values.

Sorry no picture. I wasn't sure if I was going to post it till afterwards. I'll have to make it again and take a picture that time.