Freezer-friendly chicken enchiladas
(at time of publication)
- 500g boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 large red capsicum, diced
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup frozen corn sweetcornXkernels
- 1 cup diced courgette
- 1 cup chopped spinach leaves
- 400g can red kidney beans, drained
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 large wholegrain tortillas or wraps
- 1 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese
- 1 cup reduced-fat natural yoghurt
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup finely chopped jalapenos (optional)
1 Line a 20cm x 30cm high-sided baking tray with baking paper.
2 Place chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of a large saucepan. Fill saucepan with water until chicken is just covered. Add salt, cover and place over a high heat until water boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 10—12 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the chicken breasts; check the thickest part to ensure they are fully cooked). Remove chicken from liquid and allow to cool slightly.
3 Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and capsicum and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrot, corn, courgette, spinach and beans, and stir to combine. Cook for a further 8—10 minutes until vegetables soften.
4 While the vegetable mix is cooking, shred the chicken meat into the saucepan. Add cumin and pepper. Mix well, remove from heat and set aside.
5 Divide mixture evenly between the tortillas. Roll each tortilla into a tube and place in the prepared baking tray.
6 Place yoghurt and three-quarters of the cheese in a bowl and mix together. Spread this mix over the tortillas. Spoon the tinned tomatoes in a line over the yoghurt mix. Sprinkle over jalapenos, if using, and remaining cheese.
7 Wrap the entire tray in plastic wrap then tin foil and place in freezer, clearly marked with a name and date.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free tortillas or wraps and check ground cumin is gluten free.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 11g
–Saturated fat 5g
Dietary fibre 6g
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