Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas


Ever tried chicken enchiladas made with cottage cheese? Now's your chance! This takes some prep time, but it is well worth it. You can make it 1 day ahead, and serve the next day.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - boiled and shredded

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce


  1. To Make Meat Mixture: Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, onion and green chile peppers and saute until browned, then add taco seasoning and prepare meat mixture according to package directions.

  2. To Make Cheese Mixture: In a medium bowl mix sour cream with cottage cheese and season with salt and pepper; stir until well blended.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. To Assemble Enchiladas: Heat tortillas until soft. In each tortilla place a spoonful of meat mixture, a spoonful of cheese mixture and a bit of shredded cheese. Roll tortillas and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with any remaining meat and cheese mixture, enchilada sauce and remaining shredded cheese.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

549 Calories
31g Fat
34g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 549
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1685mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 412mg 32%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 429mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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