There is little prep needed in this quick dish, making it a great midweek meal.
2 cups shredded roast chicken*
1 cup shredded cheese (preferably Monterey Jack), divided
1 can (14.5 to 15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice Pinch kosher salt Pinch freshly ground black pepper Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup red enchilada sauce (store-bought or see www.cuisinart.com for a recipe), divided 8 6-inch corn tortillas 1 green onion, thinly sliced
. Nutritional information per enchilada: Calories 221 (27% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 18g • fat 7g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 42mg • sod. 501mg • calc. 177mg • fiber 4g
1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the shredded chicken with ½ cup of the cheese, beans, green chiles, lime juice, pinch of salt and pepper.
2. Assemble the enchiladas: To make the tortillas more pliable, wrap them in a damp towel and microwave for about 15 seconds. Keep them covered until using. Spray the baking pan with cooking spray. Spread ½ cup of the sauce in the pan.
3. Place the first tortilla in the pan. Turn to coat with sauce and place a heaping ¼ cup of the filling in the middle and fold over two sides to close. Turn over so the seam side is down, and push the tortilla to one side. Repeat with remaining tortillas, adding more sauce if needed or desired. Once all are filled and fit tightly into the pan, top them with the remaining sauce and shredded cheese
. 4. Put pan into the lower position and set to 350°F on the Bake setting. Bake f or about 15 minutes, or until top of the enchiladas are nicely melted and lightly browned.
4. Remove and top with the sliced green onion and serve with lime wedges on the side. *You can use a prepared rotisserie chicken, or you can roast one in the Cuisinart® Toaster Oven Broiler. To make it yourself, use a 4- to 5- pound whole chicken. First line the baking pan with aluminum foil. Then place the chicken on the pan. Rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
5 Squeeze ½ lemon over the entire chicken and then stuff lemon into the cavity. Put into the Toaster Oven Broiler in the lower position. Bake at 350°F on the Bake setting for about 45 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken). The breast should register around 160°F and the leg should be 170°F. Allow to fully cool before breaking down and shredding the chicken