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Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Enchiladas
Method

For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Cut the chicken fillets in half and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add a small amount of olive oil to the pan and add the chicken.
  • Sauté until golden on both sides and remove from heat.
  • Transfer to a baking pan.
  • Brush with a little more olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes, depending on how large your chicken fillets are.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Cut chicken in to thin, horizontal slices. 

For the filling

  • Wipe your pan with some paper towels and place back over heat.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, whole, without adding any oil.
  • Let them cook, until they become smoked.
  • Add some olive oil and the thinly sliced onion.
  • Crush the cherry tomatoes with a pair of tongs.
  • Add the garlic, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add the remaining ingredients: cumin, red pepper, corn, beans and chili flakes. Stir.
  • Let the mixture boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Add the chicken, parsley and cheddar. Mix well.
  • Fill each tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons of filling.
  • Wrap and place seam side down in a 25x35 cm baking pan.
  • When all of the tortillas are fitted nicely in the baking pan, cover with heavy cream and sprinkle with the remaining cheddar.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

469
Calories (kcal)
23 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

20.6
Total Fat (g)
29 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

10.6
Saturated Fat (g)
53 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

42.0
Total Carbs (g)
16 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

7.4
Sugars (g)
8 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

26.0
Protein (g)
52 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

6.1
Fibre (g)
25 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.8
Sodium (g)
30 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.