Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes

Serves:

12 Servings

Level:

Low Carb, GF, KETO

About the Recipe

I love mexican food but, it is one of those items that is difficult to eat out and still stay on plan therefore, I have learned to make it at home with simple ingredients

Ingredients

❤️2 lbs ground chichen

❤️6 paleo tortillas (I used lowcarb egglife wraps)

❤️1 can green chiles

❤️1/4 cup salsa (mild or hot)

❤️1/4 cup cream cheese (or kite hill if dairy free)

❤️Queso Fresco (or shredded mexican cheese)

❤️1 Jalapeno diced (optional)

❤️1 tsp cumin

❤️1 tsp cayenne pepper

❤️1 tsp onion powder

❤️1 tsp chopped garlic

❤️Red or Green Enchilada Sauce

❤️Salt & Pepper

Preparation

❤️Directions: Cook the chicken mix in the crockpot


  • Put chicken in, add your chopped veggies, can of chiles, Salsa, Spices and let cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

  • 1 hour before you want to assemble the enchiladas, start to shred the chicken in the crockpot. I just use two forks to pull it apart

  • If you used frozen chicken and there is a lot of liquid, drain it

  • Add cream cheese and a few tbsp of the enchilada sauce. The mixture should be well combined and creamy

  • Turn the crockpot off and let it simmer in the crock for about 30-60 minutes. (You don't have to do this, but it makes the chicken more flavorful because you are getting the sauce all over the chicken).

❤️ Assemble and bake the enchiladas


  • Pre-heat oven to 350.

  • Use a sheet pan or a 9X13 pan, covered with parchment paper

  • Optional (you can heat the egglife wraps in some oil on the stove top or in the oven)

  • Pour enchilada sauce in the pan, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan

  • Start assembling the enchiladas by dipping one side in the enchilada sauce, scoop some chicken in the wrap add some cheese and chives in the tortillas and roll

  • Repeat until all your mix or wraps are done

  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top and top with remaining cheese.

  • Put in to preheated oven for 20 minutes. Just enough to warm all the way through and your cheese is melted

  • *Note.. don't over cook them or they will dry out