Healthy chicken enchiladas made with a secret ingredient - egg whites! Once you try them, you might never go back to plain old tortillas.
There are two big deals in the Food Faith Fitness household: Brinner (breakfast for dinner) and Mexican food.
I, like most people, am totally into the “brinner” part of that statement (I’m pretty sure that I could eat oatmeal for every meal of my life, everyday forever and ever) How-ev-er, the Mexican part? It’s not really my “thang.”
Until these Chicken Egg White Enchiladas.
My hubby and I eat eggs every day because “an egg a day keeps the doctor away”
Or something like that.
But, sometimes (a lot) the hubs requests something a little different than plain, scrambled egg whites. Something with cheese. Something with “BAM” kind of flavor.
And, usually, something Mexican.
So, out on a mission I went. I needed to think of something that had flavor, cheese, BAM, and something Mexican to make the hubs happy. It also needed be healthy, but relatively simple to make, to keep me happy.
When I came across these Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers and these Cilantro Pesto Meatballs In Enchilada Sauce, I had an AHA moment! Great Mexican food did not have to be accompanied by a tortilla, and a ton of carbs to boot. I had a plan.
I thought “let’s combine the two big deals in our house into something that keeps the whole family happy.” And so, the Chicken Egg White Enchilada was born.
Instead of scrambling my usual egg whites, I let them cook like an omelet, flipping over half way to create a “tortilla.” As long as you use enough egg whites, they cook up nice and thick and are the perfect vessel to hold in all the saucy goodness.
Speaking of filling, it’s super simple! Mix up some onions, tomatoes, some spices (for the BAM!) and a little frozen corn and pulled chicken. Pop ‘er in the egg whites, roll it up, cover it with above mentioned saucy goodness…and cheese. Don’t forget about the cheese. It’s a key playa’.
Just like that, your dinner, or breakfast, is done.
And, guess what? You won’t even miss the tortilla. These enchiladas pleased both my breakfast and Mexican food loving husband AND my breakfast and healthy food loving self.
I could even go out on a limb and call them a fiesta for your taste buds?