Tasty chicken enchiladas made with zucchini wrappers instead of tortillas!
Zucchini is such a versatile food and one really fun way to use it is to slice it thinly, stuff it with something tasty and roll it up! You can fill zucchini roll-ups with many different things and one of my favourites are these zucchini enchilada roll-ups! These rollups are stuffed with a simple enchilada mixture of chicken, corn, beans and enchilada sauce before being placed in a baking pan, topped with more sauce along with plenty of cheese! Slicing the zucchini thinly and rolling everything up takes a bit of time and effort but it’s so worth it! Using zucchini instead of tortillas to rollup enchiladas is a tasty, light and healthy to enjoy enchiladas this summer!
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or sliced/diced
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
2 cups enchilada sauce
2 pounds zucchini (~2-4 medium-large), sliced thinly lengthwise*
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
Mix the chicken, beans, corn and 1 cup of the enchilada sauce.
Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce over the bottom of a large baking pan/dish.
Place 2-3 slices of zucchini down on a working surface (enough slices to form a 3-4 inch wide roll), overlapped a little, and place 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken filling on, before rolling up and placing in the baking pan. Repeat until all of the filling and zucchini has been used, about 24 rolls.
Drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup enchilada sauce of the top of the rolls, followed by the cheese.
Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until the cheese has melted and the sides are bubbling, about 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy, garnished with cilantro!
Tip: Use a mandoline to slice the zucchini thinly.
Option: I like to use a mix of cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 343, Fat 10g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0.2g), Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 867mg, Carbs 36g (Fiber 8g, Sugars 11g), Protein 27g