clean eating chicken enchiladas
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4.17 from 59 votes


A healthy Chicken Enchilada recipe that’s easy to make for a weeknight dinner or you can prep ahead on the weekend, freeze and heat in the oven when you need them.

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Clean Eating
Keyword: Clean Eating, clean eating enchiladas
Servings: 8 Enchiladas
Calories: 434kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets skinned and cut into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp Oregano Dried herb
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 300 ml tomato puree Or Passata
  • 1 cup chicken stock 250ml
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup corn frozen or fresh
  • 8 tortilla Wholegrain
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup Cheese grated


  • Preheat Oven to 180’C / 350’F. Prep a large baking tray by rubbing a little olive oil on the base (you can use parchment paper to  make clean up easier).
  • Heat up a large pot on the stove top. Add olive oil and diced onions. Cook until softened (around 5 minutes). Add chicken pieces, salt and pepper. Fry until juices have evaporated and chicken starts to brown.
  • Add cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, garlic. Fry for around one minutes, stiring to coat chicken evenly with spices.
  • Pour in stock, tomato puree, beans and corn. Cover pot and allow to simmer on medium for 10-15 minutes until chicken is tender and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat. Use a colander to drain the sauce from the chicken and set sauce and chicken filling aside. DO NOT THROW SAUCE AWAY.
  • Soften your tortillas by wrapping in foil and heating in the oven for a couple minutes. This makes them easier to work with.
  • Spread a teaspoon sour cream on each tortilla and spoon chicken and bean filling on top along the center. Roll up your tortilla and place seam side down in your baking tray. Repeat until all 8 tortillas are done.
  • Spoon strained enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas and top with grated cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and serve.


Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas: Replace the tortillas with Gluten free tortillas.
Vegetarian Enchiladas: Replace the chicken with 3 cups of sliced vegetables and use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock.
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Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 4mg