These enchiladas have a smoky depth of flavor and a lighter hit to the waistline, with zucchini wraps replacing tortillas. We actually like these better than traditional recipes; the edges crisp up nicely and the filling is so rich.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins
5 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 9x11-inch baking dish


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add chile powder, garlic, cumin, and sea salt; stir until combined. Add chicken and 1 cup enchilada sauce. Stir to combine and remove from heat. Let chicken mixture cool slightly.

  • Stir 1 cup Cheddar cheese, white parts of green onions, and 1/4 cup cilantro into the chicken mixture. Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x11-inch baking dish.

  • Slightly overlap 3 slices of zucchini on a cutting board. Top with a small mound of the chicken mixture. Roll up and place in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices and chicken mixture. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup sauce over zucchini enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and queso fresco on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Garnish with green parts of green onions, sour cream, and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

Cook's Notes:

To more easily slice zucchini, use a mandoline or cut in half lengthwise, lay cut side down on a cutting board, and use a Y-shaped peeler to create long slices.

Substitute cooked chicken thighs for the breasts if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; protein 48.8g; carbohydrates 11.7g; fat 26.3g; cholesterol 157.9mg; sodium 619.1mg. Full Nutrition

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