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Lightened Up Enchiladas with Quinoa, Chicken and Peach Salsa

An Asian inspired enchilada recipe using chicken, quinoa and topped with peach salsa. Perfect for any Weekday Supper!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken enchiladas, lightened up enchiladas
Servings: 8
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • 1 pkg tortillas
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooked in chicken broth
  • 11.75 oz Katsu sauce (hoisin can also be used)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, fresh or dried
  • 1 batch peach salsa, prepared in advance


  • Cook your quinoa while you do all the prep for this. It will make this all come together fairly quickly.
  • I brought the water to a boil, added the rinsed quinoa, let it boil for about 2 to 3 minutes, then reduced it to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Before you start the enchiladas line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large pan or wok over medium heat add your olive oil. Let it start to glisten, takes a minute or two, then add your chicken and onions at the same time. Cook until browned and cooked through. If you've cut your pieces small enough this should only take 5 to 8 minutes tops. Keep tossing the chicken around to make it brown evenly. Once it's almost done add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the Katsu or Hoisin sauce. Stir until evenly coated and golden brown.
  • In the microwave, or a frying pan with some non stick spray, heat up your tortillas till they are just slightly warm. Makes them easier to work with.
  • Now lay a tortilla flat, add a scoop of cooked quinoa, and a scoop of chicken. I was daring and in half our enchiladas I also added some peach salsa Now fold the first side then roll them up like a burrito. Place on the cookie sheet folded side down. Repeat till all tortillas are full and laid out on the pan.
  • Now brush the rest of the Katsu or Hoisin sauce over top of each enchilada.
  • Broil for one to two minutes (mine were 2 minutes on low broil) and remove from oven.
  • Top with Peach Salsa and cilantro if desired.



Nutritional information is a rough estimate. Results can vary depending on ingredients and products. 
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Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.9mg