One of the tasty advantages of living in the Rio Grande Valley is the abundance of quality ingredients to create favorite Mexican recipes. High on the list of my favorite Mexican dishes are enchiladas pollo (chicken enchiladas). Unfortunately, when enjoying them at any of a number of local establishments, the enchiladas are high on fat – they are certainly very high taste, but they just aren’t on my skinny list.
Time to get into the kitchen and see if I can make something equally tasty, but well within range for counting calories.
Now the purists and true connoisseurs of Mexican fare, and many an abuelita (sweet grandma) may correctly argue that these are not true enchiladas … I accept their criticism and pray that they invite me to their table on a non-counting day as my penance. But to get the taste of enchiladas without having to count all those calories, these are a tasty, satisfying stand in and, added benefit, there are vegetables hidden inside next to the chicken and they may even be nutritious