Zucchini Enchiladas

I absolutely love Zucchini Enchiladas!  They are fun, healthy, and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 gloves of garlic
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use a Mexican blend, but you can use cheddar &/or Monterey jack.
  • Sour cream (for topping)
  • Cilantro (for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sour cream (for topping)
  • Cilantro (for topping)
  • Avocado (for topping)
  • Salsa (for topping)
  • *Enchilada Sauce – my husband’s delicious homemade enchilada sauce!!
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Cook chicken, I either bake or boil the chicken, then shred.  Heat olive oil in skillet.  Saute onion and garlic until aromatic and translucent. Add shredded chicken, salt, chili powder, & cumin. Then, add 3/4 of enchilada sauce to chicken.

Cut Zucchini in half lengthwise.  Lightly scoop out the center, stuff with chicken mixture, top with remaining 1/4 of enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake 350 degrees until bubbly.  Serve and top with your favorites (cilantro, sour cream, salsa, or avocado).

*For Enchilada Sauce: Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Stir in flour and chili powder and heat until lightly brown.  Stir constantly to prevent burning!  Slowly add in tomato sauce, water, cumin, garlic powder, onion salt, salt, and cinnamon.  Continue cooking over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes.

Serves: 4

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