Enjoy a delicious Mexican Night with this Pasta Chicken Enchiladas - a perfect meal for the entire family.
I was really craving some chicken enchiladas. So I came up with an idea of using manicotti pasta shells instead to keep the points down and OMG it was so good.
If you can not find manicotti shells, then you can replace with cannelloni, but you will need to up the number of shells used, as these are slightly smaller than manicotti or you could use some softened lasagne sheets and roll up with the filling inside.
These Pasta Chicken Enchiladas totally cured my craving for the original dish. It's delicious!!
Tips for Filling Manicotta/Cannelloni Shells
Stand them upright on a plate, make them much easier to fill without the filling falling out the bottom. Once you have filling them, you can then carefully lay flat and into the oven dish.
Some shells are oven-ready too, meaning they don't need parboiling before adding to the oven. Making them much easier to handle.
Sides for Enchiladas
When it comes to sides for Enchiladas, I like to keep it simple and go for a mixed salad and some soured cream. If I have a few points spare, then some avocado is great too. Check out my post on Avocado on Slimming Diets to see why it's not quite as high as you may think.
Wondering exactly what is in my salad? I simply used:
- Shredded Romaine Lettuce
- Chopped Grape Tomatoes
- Baby Cucumber
- Red Onion
More Great Sides for a Mexican Fakeaway
& Zero Point Soured Cream
Wondering how to make a simple or zero point soured cream? I just use plain fat-free Greek Yoghurt, a little juice of fresh lemon and some sea salt.
So simple and a great alternative.
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This recipe was originally created on 28 January 2010 and updated on 10th February 2020
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