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Upside-Down Chicken Enchiladas Recipe, No Tortilla: ObesityHelp

June 24, 2022

Tortillas are delicious, but when it comes to enchiladas, they’re basically there to hold the fillings in place until they’re cooked. After baking, these tortillas disintegrate and melt into the sauce and cheese. In this recipe, no tortillas are needed because a chicken exterior saves the day! This recipe for upside-down chicken enchiladas is not only healthy, but delicious too!

Upside-Down Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe of: Lisa Lillien (aka Hungry Girl)
Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 25 minutes; Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Mexican cheese
  • Four 5 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Optional garnishes: light sour cream, sliced ​​black olives, fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8″ X 8″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Place beans in a medium bowl. Add chili powder, 1/4 tsp. cumin and 1/8 tsp. salt. Mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Season the chicken with pepper, the 1/4 tsp. remaining tsp. cumin, and 1/8 tsp. remaining tsp. salt. Divide the bean mixture evenly between the centers of the cutlets.
  4. Gently roll each chicken cutlet over the mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Place the cutlets in the baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted.
  7. Garnish with green onions.

Nutritional information per serving

calories 250; Carbohydrates 7 grams; Big 7 grams; Protein 37.5 grams

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Lisa Lillien (aka Hungry Girl) is the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of www.Hungry-Girl.com, the free daily messaging service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. More than a million fans eagerly await Hungry Girl’s recipes, culinary discoveries, and tips and tricks every weekday.
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