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Why I Love This Recipe

Instead of frying these, I baked them in a hot oven for a tasty delicious low fat dish. This recipe is adapted from Foods and Flavors of San Antonio by Gloria Chadwick.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 lbs skinless chicken breast
1 dried chipotle chile
1/2 C onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
16 oz tomatillo salsa
2 15.5oz cans pinto beans, drained & rinsed
salt & pepper to taste
8 10in flour toritllas

Optional: lettuce, salsa, guacamole


Place chicken breasts and dried chipotle chile in a large sauce pan add water until covered.

Cook 15 - 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Shred chicken with forks and set aside.

Remove seeds from chipotle and dice chile.

In a large non-stick skillet, coated with cooking spray, saute onion, garlic and chipotle until tender.

Add tomatillo salsa, cumin, corriander, cinnamon and cloves.

Simmer 3 minutes.

Add beans and shredded chicken.

Cook until heated through.

Wrap flour tortillas in a slightly damp towel and microwave for 30 seconds, until pliable.

Place 3/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of a flour tortilla, fold sides in, then fold in top and bottom.

Place on a baking sheet coated in cooking spray.

Repeat with remaining filling or tortillas.

Lightly spray tortillas with cooking spray.

Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Garnish with lettuce, salsa and guacamole.

Nutritional Info per Serving (without garnish)

Calories: 468

Fat: 7

Carbs: 62

Fiber: 8

Protein: 38

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