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Fast & Easy Dinner: Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles

Fast & Easy Dinner: Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are a lovely alternative to tacos and enchiladas. Made with strips of tortillas and a cheesy sauce, they are like lasagna and are deliciously warm and chunky. Use purchased chicken to make this recipe more middle-of-the-week friendly. Pair with a cold beer and crunchy tortillas chips for a Mexican fiesta! Get the recipe when you


Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
From Cooking Light magazine

Cooking spray
1 cup thinly sliced onion
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (7 3/4-ounce) can salsa de chile fresco (such as El Pato)
15 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips
1 cup shredded queso blanco (about 4 ounces)

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  3. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken; cook 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl; stir in beans.
  6. Add broth and salsa to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  7. Place half of tortilla strips in bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer half of chicken mixture over tortillas; top with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  8. Pour broth mixture evenly over chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until tortillas are lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 293(15% from fat); FAT 4.9g (sat 1.7g,mono 1.5g,poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 22.9g; CHOLESTEROL 46mg; CALCIUM 200mg; SODIUM 602mg; FIBER 5.9g; IRON 2.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 40g

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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
dammit, I'm making these right now and am only now reading the comments about how spicy it is lol. I guess I'll cover mine in sour cream when it comes out of the oven.
FashionKid FashionKid 9 years
lalallala so yummy
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
ooh la la yummy
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
I agree with KAWilliams, some enchilada sauce would be perfect for adding some moisture without the heat!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Oh yeah, I served this with reduced fat sour cream on the side and had thrown some salsa in the sauce as well.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
My boyfriend and I made this for dinner last night. It was easy. While the sauce was cooking, I tried a nibble and my goodness... I like hot stuff but that was crazy hot! Taking the advice of two other comments above, I added a can of tomato sauce and the whole can of broth instead of a cup. It wasn't runny or dry, it was just right. This is a nice heavy comfort food type dish. I had some in my lunch today and it was even better than last night.
KAWilliams1 KAWilliams1 9 years
I made these last night and agree that they were quite dry. The sauce was spicy so I thought next time of adding some mild enchilada sauce to the baking dish prior to adding the tortillas. Also, I only used 9 tortillas - 15 would have just been too much! I served with guacamole and diced tomatoes.
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
I made these tonight, they were tasty but I would recommend a couple changes-- I would double or even triple the amount of sauce as they were very dry. However, the sauce is spicy so that will add a bit more heat. Also I would serve with sides of guacamole and sour cream. Otherwise, delish!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I grew up eating these at least twice a week and I still eat them but not as often. They are fab in my tummy.
fiestamama fiestamama 9 years
Holy guacamole! Sounds like an oven baked super nacho paco.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
sounds good!
tati33 tati33 9 years
definitely one to try
canadianchica canadianchica 9 years
yum! makes me think back to when I lived in Guadalajara, goooodddd but we didn't have it with beans or chicken...not quite as healthy ;-)
jenehfur jenehfur 9 years
never heard of such a thing but it sounds delicious!! thanks so much for something new!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Ahhh thanks ALSW! :)
wren1 wren1 9 years
Looks delicious! Thanks for providing the nutritional info :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Sounds fab, I may have to try making those! They'd be perfect with a good Mexican beer/lime wedge. :drool:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Sounds yum yum!!!
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
that does help; I 'd been wondering where that link went as well!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Looks good... I think it needs more veggies though.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Yum Yum!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Oh, this looks good! ccsugar - you have to click the SHARE button at the top. Add to Favorites is under there. Hope that helps!
king's-queen king's-queen 9 years
This is random but there is an episode of Gilmore Girls where they serve Chilaquiles at Luke's diner as a lunch special. It was Ceaser's idea and they are a hit. So he keeps yelling "Chilaquiles!" over and over in the scene. I wondered what they were when I saw it on reruns a few weeks ago. I'm going to have to give this a try.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Hey where did the add to favorite links go?! :mob:
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
This sounds SOO good! And low in fat, high in fiber, awesome!! Definitely adding to my favorites, thanks partysugar! :D
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