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Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas

As I'm sure you have figured out by now, I love to meal plan and do it on a budget. Grocery bills seem to be the one area that gets out of control the quickest. The positive is it is the easiest way to cut back and save some money. 

These budget friendly chicken enchiladas are not only easy on the wallet but they're so yummy! Oh and did I mention you can have them on the table in under 30 minutes? 

Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground chicken $3.47
  • 12 gluten free white corn tortillas $0.72
  • 1 (10 oz) can gluten free red enchilada sauce (mild, medium or hot) $1.79
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese $1.28
  • small green bell pepper, finely diced $0.52
  • small yellow onion, finely diced $0.31
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (homemade or store bought) $0.25
Grand Total: $8.34 (serves 6)

Instructions:
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken, finely diced onion and bell pepper. Cook until ground chicken is cooked completely through and the vegetables are tender. 
  2. Carefully drain fat and transfer meat mixture to a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Add taco seasoning and mix well. 
  4. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese to meat mixture and stir to combine. 
  5. Place 12 tortillas between damp paper towels and warm in microwave for approximately 30 seconds to make them easier to work with. 
  6. Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with non stick cooking spray. 
  7. Divide meat mixture between all 12 tortillas, roll them tightly and place seam side down in greased dish. 
  8. Pour entire can of enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. 
  9. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese evenly over the top. 
  10. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are hot. 
  11. Serve warm with your favorite toppings and side of choice. We served ours with sour cream, homemade pickled jalapenos and my all time favorite slow cooker re-fried bean recipe from Don't Waste the Crumbs. Find the recipe here
So for $1.39 a serving and under 500 calories (before toppings and side dish) you have a winning meal that the entire family will love. 




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