Tested till perfect Canadian Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

Canadian Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican food is always a hit at the dinner table. Do you like things a little more on the spicy side? Use medium or hot enchilada sauce instead of the mild and add another jalapeno to the chicken mixture.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 6


  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded Canadian Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups 2cupsbottled strained tomatotomatoes, (passata)
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 g) 1can (10 oz/284 g)mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 1oniononions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1sweet red or green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 1jalapeño pepperjalapeño peppers, diced (optional)
  • 2 cloves 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 2 tsp 2tspchili powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspeach dried cumin and coriander
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • 8 8large flour tortillaflour tortillas
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In bowl, mix together Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses; set aside. In separate bowl, stir tomatoes with enchilada sauce; set aside.

In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken, stirring often, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove to plate.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in chicken and any juices and one-third of the sauce mixture.

Divide chicken mixture and half of the cheese mixture among tortillas; roll up each.

Spread one-third of the remaining sauce mixture in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish. Arrange rolls, seam side down, in dish; top with remaining sauce and cheese mixtures. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 569 pro 32g total fat 27g sat. fat 12g
carb 50g fibre 4g sugar 9g chol 82mg
sodium 1,539mg potassium 606mg

% RDI:

calcium 39 iron 29 vit A 34 vit C 75
folate 45
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