Nearly a month ago, I decided to order some extra spicy recipes from Nutrisystem using a coupon code for Nutrisystem my colleague gave me. After going through their “Dinner” menu, I zeroed on “Black Bean Polenta Enchilada With White Meat Chicken”, a dish inspired by the Mexican cuisine. Like the chicken pot pie, I love perfectly baked enchiladas, which are basically corn or whole wheat tortillas rolled around a filling. In the following sections, I will shed light on how the dish tastes, its nutritional facts, ingredients, and the preparation method.
Tell me About the Taste
The taste is awesome. It tastes like any regular enchilada, and you won’t be able to tell that it is low-cal stuff.
Tell me About the Nutritional Facts
This dish contains a total of 270 calories (80 calories from fat) which is pretty low given its high-carbohydrate ingredients like wheat, and cornmeal. Surprisingly, its total fat is just 8.0 grams despite the fact that it has a good amount of chicken and cheddar cheese. You get 30 grams of carbohydrates per serving i.e. 15% of your body’s daily requirement. In addition, there is 590mg of Sodium – 25% of what you need every day. Thanks to the chicken, black beans, and cheese, the protein content is quite high at 19.0 grams. In addition, the enchilada has sufficient amounts of calcium, iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Tell Me About the Ingredients
The tortilla is made from whole wheat flour, corn starch, salt, vegetable shortening, leavening agent and sugar. The filling comprises of chicken meat, tomatillos, cooked black beans, onions, bell peppers, garlic, and chicken base. This recipe contains a range of spices that bring out a hot, yummy taste.
Tell Me About the Preparation
Please keep in mind that this is a frozen item and has to be prepared with special care. As a rule of thumb, it should be cooked at a temperature of 165 F for best results.
For microwave (1100 watts)
Firstly, remove the tray from the carton. Cut a couple of one-inch slits on the film. They serve as steam outlets soon after the ingredients begin to cook. Place the tray in a microwave and cook on “HIGH” for about three and a half minutes. Then, remove the film and pierce the enchilada three times with a fork. Stir the sauce and chicken and replace the film. Cook again on “HIGH” for about 90 mins. Let it stand for a minute and your recipe is ready to eat.
For a conventional oven: Heat the oven to 350 F. Create two one-inch slits in the film and place the tray on a baking sheet at the oven’s center. Cook for 40 mins. Remove the tray and baking sheet from the oven and let stand for a couple of minutes.