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Keto Chicken Enchiladas

Keto Chicken Enchiladas

How do you make chicken low carb chicken enchiladas? With only the best of ingredients, that’s how! Using our incredible Keto Tortillas recipe, Keto Enchilada Sauce recipe and this mouthwatering chicken recipe these enchiladas are something else.

With all the right ingredients this is a quick and easy low carb dinner recipe that will make the whole family happy. If you struggle with making healthy recipes that excite you then try this dish. It really is a great meal and I am sure you are really going to love it.

Related Recipes Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken / Mexican Shredded Beef

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

So easy to make: These low carb chicken enchiladas have less than 10 ingredients and take only 15 minutes to prepare.
Flavour-packed! I love these enchiladas so much! Seriously, they are SUPER-TASTY!
Low in carbs – at only 2g net carbs this keto-friendly enchilada recipe will knock your socks off.
Family Friendly – enchiladas are always a winner for family dinners. This is a healthy option and in my opinion, better than takeout!
Freezer Friendly -make ahead, freeze for easy healthy freezer meals.

The Ingredients

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the quantity of each ingredient used in our low carb enchiladas recipe.

Keto Chicken Enchiladas ingredients on a white tabled background with labelled ingredients.

Keto Tortillas – I use either the Keto Tortillas recipe or my Keto Soft Wraps Premix. Other great options for low carb tortillas are our Keto Wraps recipe or you could use Mission Carb Balance Tortillas for readymade store-bought options.

Chicken – I use chicken breast fillets which you can swap to chicken thigh fillets if you prefer. Cooked shredded chicken can be stirred through the sauce and used as well.

Enchilada Sauce – my Enchilada Sauce recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare and is sooo worth it. In a pinch just mix some seasoning with tomato puree.

Taco Seasoning – I have included a link to our Taco Seasoning recipe but you could use any of our tasty seasonings in the Rubadubdub eBook.

How to Make It

Saute onion – place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and taco seasoning; sauté until the onion is soft.

Cook chicken – add chicken; cook, turning, occasionally until the chicken is cooked through. Fold through 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce. Transfer to a bowl.

Preheat oven to 180°C fan/200°C static/350°F. Spoon 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce into the base of a 18 x 24 cm /7 x 10 inch baking pan.

Fill & Roll – Lay tortilla flat and fill with 2-3 tablespoons of chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and roll. Place seam-side down into the baking tray. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Bake – pour enchilada sauce over and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted and is deliciously golden.

What to Serve with Chicken Enchiladas

These are some of my most favourites toppings to serve with this low carb Mexican chicken enchiladas recipe.

Chili Con Queso – deliciously spiced cheese sauce

Guacamole – so tasty and a great source of fat.

Pickled Jalapeños – I honestly always have my own jalapeno escabeche (pickled jalapenos) in the fridge. Even now I have about 1kg of jalapenos in the fridge. The link takes you to my amazing keto recipe that has zero sugar.

Also, if you just don’t have any low carb tortillas handy you could make a chicken enchilada casserole with or without tortillas. Just fill the baking dish with the filling, top with cheese and bake. Serve with toppings or keto corn chips.

A side angle of enchiladas in a baking dish.

More Recipes To Try

Here are just some of my favourite keto recipes for easy quick low carb dinners. Delicious low carb healthy meals you are going to really love.

Peri Peri Chicken

Homemade Healthy Beef Stew

Easy Tuna Mornay

Savoury Mince

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Keto Chicken Enchiladas

Simple and delicious Keto Chicken Enchiladas with only 2g net carbs per serve. So damn tasty, this recipe is perfect for the whole family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category Low Carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Calories 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons Keto Taco Seasoning click for recipe, see notes
  • 600 g chicken breast fillets or thigh fillets, cut into 4 cm/ 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups Keto Enchilada Sauce click for recipe, see notes
  • 6 Keto Tortillas click for recipe, see notes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • optional toppings: guacamole, salsa, fresh coriander leaves, pickled jalapenos, sour cream

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Saute onion – place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and taco seasoning; sauté until the onion is soft.
  • Cook chicken – add chicken; cook, turning, occasionally until the chicken is cooked through. Fold through 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan/200°C static/350°F. Spoon 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce into the base of a 18 x 24 cm /7 x 10 inch baking pan.
  • Fill & Roll – Lay tortilla flat and fill with 2-3 tablespoons of chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and roll. Place seam-side down into the baking tray. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Bake – pour over remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted and is deliciously golden.
  • Serve with favourite enchilada toppings.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Chop – Add the oil, onion, garlic, and taco seasoning; chop 3 sec/speed 6.
  • Saute onion – scrape down sides of bowl; cook 4 min/100°C/speed 2/cap off.
  • Cook chicken – add chicken; cook 12 min/100°C/reverse/slowest speed/cap off. Extend cooking time if chicken is not cooked through. Fold through 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce. Transfer to a bowl. Follow from step 3 above.

Notes

INGREDIENTS

1. Tortillas – I use my own homemade Keto Tortillas. I have included more options in the blog post. Use homemade or low carb store-bought.

2. Chicken – use breast, thigh fillets or leftover shredded rotisserie chicken.

3. Enchilada Sauce – I make my own so I know what is in it.

What to serve with low carb enchiladas? Serve with a side salad, guacamole, salsa (pic de Gallo) and more enchilada sauce.
 
How long can I store them?
 

Keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

 
Can chicken enchiladas be frozen?
 

You can freeze enchiladas and thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating. This can be done before or after baking.

 

The BEST Chicken Enchilada Thermomix recipe – I have included a thermal method and still bake in the oven. You can steam it if you prefer and use a butane torch to crisp up the top. 

You can also use your air fryer to air fry chicken enchiladas. Bake for 5 minutes at 200°C.

This recipe yields approximately 6 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
 

To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 6. The result will be the weight of one serving. 

 
Nutritional values shown are a guideline only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
 
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg | Magnesium: 27mg | Net Carbs: 2g

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