If you love the flavors of Mexican food then you will love this easy Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bake recipe. It is one of my all-time favorite creations and my whole family enjoys eating it. Finding hearty, filling, and low-point Weight Watchers recipes is sometimes hard, but this one is a keeper for sure!
THIS IS ONE OF MY #1 RECIPES
I created this recipe years ago when I started back on my WW journey and had no idea it would become a FAVORITE with so many people. It is the most viewed recipe on my blog and has been pinned over 160K times from my site!
I know you are going to love this family-friendly Weight Watchers dinner recipe!!
INGREDIENTS FOR WW CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
Casseroles and soups are my favorite kinds of dinner. They are comforting, warm, and full of lots of flavors. This simple WW Mexican chicken casserole is full of ingredients that are healthy and filling!
- Enchilada sauce
- Extra thin yellow corn tortillas (I like to buy this brand)
- Fat-free refried beans
- Taco seasoning
- Cooked boneless skinless chicken breast
- Black beans
- Diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 2% shredded cheese
WHAT KIND OF CHICKEN DO I USE?
This recipe calls for already cooked boneless skinless chicken breast that is chopped and ready to go.
To keep this recipe low in points it is important to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. This is a Weight Watchers chicken recipe you will make over and over again.
I will prepare my chicken breasts a couple of ways.
- Sometimes I will put the chicken in the crockpot and cook it during the day. It will be ready late afternoon and can be diced up and put into the casserole. I love this easy crockpot shredded chicken recipe that gives you wonderful, simply seasoned chicken.
- If I forget to get the chicken into the crockpot then I will simple cook it on the stove top. Just put the chicken into a big pot with water and cook it until the chicken is done!
- Lastly, you can buy already cooked and shredded chicken breasts at the store to save time.
HOW TO MAKE A WEIGHT WATCHERS CHICKEN ENCHILADA BAKE
Making this Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bake won’t take long. You can even put the casserole together in the morning and leave it covered in the refrigerator until dinner time. Then take it out and bake!
STEP ONE: SEASON REFRIED BEANS
Start off by preheating the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the fat-free refried beans and the taco seasoning. Set aside for a few minutes.
STEP TWO: ADD TORTILLAS TO PAN
Spray a glass 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour about 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread the sauce around so it lightly covers the bottom of the baking dish.
Arrange 4.5 tortillas across the bottom of the pan to cover it as evenly as possible. I cut two tortillas in half so the entire bottom of the pan is covered. There will be one 1/2 tortilla left over that you will use later. The picture below shows you how to place the corn tortillas.
STEP THREE: ADD REFRIED BEANS
Now spread the seasoned bean mixture evenly on top of the corn tortillas.
STEP FOUR: COMBINE FILLING INGREDIENTS
I like to grab the bowl I used to mix the refried beans…this saves some dirty bowls! Add the cooked chicken, drained black beans, drained Ro-Tel, and the remaining enchilada sauce to the bowl.
Stir these ingredients together.
STEP FIVE: LAYER FILLING
Now spoon half of this filling mixture on top of the refried bean layer.
Place the remaining 4.5 tortillas on top of the mixture.
Spoon the remaining filling mixture on top of the last layer of corn tortillas and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
STEP SIX: BAKE
Place the baking dish into the preheated oven, uncovered, and bake for 30 minutes or until the casserole is cooked through and the cheese is nice and melty on top!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS
This casserole is great for anyone, but it is super for those following the Weight Watchers plan.
The Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bake is cut into 8 equal portions. Each portion is a serving and these are generous servings!!
Each serving is 4 points for the blue and purple plans. A serving is 7 points for the green plan.
The points were figured using the ingredients listed in the recipe on the WW recipe builder. Remember there can be variations based on different brands.
To find your WW PersonalPoints you can click here.
ADD ZERO POINT TOPPINGS
This WW Mexican casserole is a complete meal. It is always fun to add some zero-point toppings though!
Feel free to add these zero point foods to your plate:
- Fresh cilantro
Remember if you add sour cream, guacamole, extra cheese, etc that you will need to figure and add those points to your meal.
MORE MEXICAN-INSPIRED WW YUMMINESS
Mexican-inspired recipes are some of my faves and I love coming up with WW-friendly ideas with those amazing flavors.
It is possible to enjoy Mexican food without any guilt or using all your points for the day in one meal! Here are some more great recipes to check out:
- WW Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
- Weight Watchers Baked Chicken Fajita Tostadas
- WW Chicken Enchiladas
- Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Steak and Bean Soft Tacos
Be sure to check out my Weight Watchers Mexican-Inspired Cookbook which is packed full of recipes…that have points already figured for all 3 plans!
WEIGHT WATCHERS CHICKEN ENCHILADA BAKE RECIPE
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- 19 ounce enchilada sauce canned
- 9 extra thin yellow corn tortillas
- 16 ounce fat free refried beans can
- 1 packet taco seasoning or equivalent of homemade taco seasoning
- 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts COOKED and chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies drained
- 1 cup 2% shredded fiesta cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour a 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the pan and spread around.
Arrange 4.5 tortillas across the bottom of the pan to cover it as best as possible.
In a bowl mix the refried beans and the taco seasoning together.
Spread this mixture in an even layer on top of the corn tortillas.
Using the same bowl add the cooked chicken, black beans, tomatoes/chilies and remaining enchilada sauce. Stir these ingredients together.
Spoon half of this mixture on top of the refried bean layer.
Place the remaining 4.5 corn tortillas on top of the layers.
Put the remaining chicken mixture on top of the corn tortillas and spread evenly.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
Bake for about 30 minutes.
Divide this casserole into 8 servings and each one will be 4 my WW Points for the Blue and Purple plans and 7 my WW Points for the Green plan.
You can add lettuce, jalapenos, and salsa to the top if you want for zero points!
To find your WW PersonalPoints please click here.
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