For years my family has raved over my enchiladas. I have filled them with everything from beans to cheese to beef to chicken. While I am on a mission to lose weight I have discovered that of all of these fillings chicken is the lowest in carbohydrates. Due to decreasing my carbohydrate intake I have also lessened my pain issues from my sciatica. They are also absolutely delicious as leftovers and usually gone within two days in my house. Enjoy!
Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Small Saucepan
- Grater or Food Processor
- 13X9 Inch Baking Dish
- 1 4 Ounce Can Chopped Green Chilies
- 16 Ounces Shredded Cooked Chicken
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Oregano
- 1 Cup Diced Onions
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 12 Corn or Mixla Tortillas Mixla Tortillas do not require softening in oil to roll. Corn tortillas have half the calories and carbs as Mixla or flour tortillas.
- 1 10 Ounce Can Enchilada Sauce
- Combine green chilies, chicken, salt, 1 cup of shredded cheese, ½ cup chopped onions and oregano.
- With medium heat, add canola oil to a small saucepan and dip each corn tortilla in oil briefly to soften. If mixla or flour tortillas are used you may skip this step.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of homemade enchilada sauce or sauce from the can in the bottom of the baking dish before rolling the chicken mixture inside each tortilla.
- Pour the remaining enchilada sauce, shredded cheese, and chopped onions on top of the rolled tortillas and bake enchiladas in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes.
- Enchiladas will need to be taken out of the oven to be cooled for about 10 minutes before savoring the flavor of your very own homemade enchiladas!
- A topping of monterrey jack cheese is a favorite for chicken enchiladas to be used as a variation of this classic dish.
- To speed up the preparation time flour or mixla tortillas can be substituted for corn tortillas while keeping in mind that the calories and carbs will be doubled with this variation.
- A homemade enchilada sauce can be found on this enchilada sauce webpage.