Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas

Use a rotisserie chicken to make the filling for this popular Mexican-style casserole.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 12 flour tortillas (7")
  • 2 cans (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
  • 2 avocados, pitted, skin removed, and sliced
  • 6 small sprigs cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a medium baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove and discard the skin and bones from the chicken. Using your fingers or two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • To the bowl with chicken add the spinach, green scallions, salsa, and half of the cheese. Soften the tortillas by placing them on a microwave-safe plate; cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Spoon the filling down the centers of the tortillas, roll tightly, and place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving with sliced avocado and cilantro.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 12 flour tortillas (7")
  • 2 cans (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
  • 2 avocados, pitted, skin removed, and sliced
  • 6 small sprigs cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a medium baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove and discard the skin and bones from the chicken. Using your fingers or two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • To the bowl with chicken add the spinach, green scallions, salsa, and half of the cheese. Soften the tortillas by placing them on a microwave-safe plate; cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Spoon the filling down the centers of the tortillas, roll tightly, and place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving with sliced avocado and cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories620
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium1660mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber9g
Sugars4g
Protein38g