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Easy Chicken Fajita Enchiladas

 
Easy Chicken Fajita Enchiladas
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One serving costs about $1.75

$1.75 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:44%

Spoonacular Score: 44%

 

Easy Chicken Fajitan Enchiladas might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 556 calories, 26g of protein, and 42g of fat. For $1.5 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. This recipe is typical of Mexican cuisine. If you have bell pepper, butter, cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the sour cream you could follow this main course with the Sour Cream Apple Pie as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 35%. This score is not so amazing. Try Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole, Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos, and VELVEETA® Easy Chicken Fajita Skillet for similar recipes.

Pinot Noir, Sparkling rosé, and Riesling are my top picks for Mexican. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. One wine you could try is Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. It has 4.6 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 29 dollars.

Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Aromas of violets, iris, ripe raspberries, dark cherries, rose, blueberries, wild strawberries and wet stones all emerge from the glass when the wine is first poured. As the wine opens, more savory aromas of wood smoke, cured tobacco, earth, sandalwood and cinnamon add complexity to the original aromatics. Structured, ripe and pure, the wine shows all hallmarks of the 2013 vintage.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  bell pepper
bell pepper
0.25 cups
0.25 cups butter
butter
1.92 servings
1.92 servings cooked chicken
cooked chicken
4 oz
4 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
some
some flour tortillas
flour tortillas
some
some shredded cheese
shredded cheese
2 Tbs
2 Tbs sour cream
sour cream
1  bell pepper
1
bell pepper
0.25 cups butter
0.25 cups
butter
1.92 servings cooked chicken
1.92 servings
cooked chicken
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz
cream cheese
some flour tortillas
some
flour tortillas
some shredded cheese
some
shredded cheese
2 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs
sour cream

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
toothpicks
toothpicks
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
toothpicks
toothpicks
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.75
Ingredient
1 bell pepper
¼ cups butter
some cooked chicken
4 ounces cream cheese
some flour tortillas
some shredded cheese
2 Tbs sour cream
Price
$0.60
$0.49
$2.88
$1.17
$0.51
$1.20
$0.16
$7.02

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
627 Calories
31g Protein
47g Total Fat
19g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
627
31%

Fat
47g
72%

  Saturated Fat
22g
139%

Carbohydrates
19g
6%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
168mg
56%

Sodium
655mg
29%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
31g
62%

Vitamin C
39mg
48%

Vitamin B3
8mg
44%

Vitamin A
2045IU
41%

Selenium
28µg
41%

Phosphorus
363mg
36%

Vitamin B6
0.51mg
25%

Calcium
225mg
23%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
19%

Vitamin B12
1µg
18%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
16%

Folate
63µg
16%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Iron
2mg
13%

Potassium
385mg
11%

Manganese
0.21mg
11%

Magnesium
40mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.74µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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