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Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This low carb chicken enchilada casserole is keto-friendly and an easy and delicious way to enjoy the flavor of Mexican enchiladas on a low carb diet. 6 grams of net carbs per serving.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 406kcal
Author 730 Sage Street

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed & pounded if necessary
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups of enchilada sauce store bought or from scratch
  • 1 cup finely crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chiles (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Olive oil spray or you can use olive oil in a little bowl with a brush
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Lime wedges optional
  • Sour cream optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the chicken and enchilada sauce in a medium saucepan & simmer for 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat. Then flip the chicken over, cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until chicken reaches 160-165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove chicken from pan and shred into bite-sized pieces. Combine shredded chicken, the enchilada sauce, queso fresco, chiles and cilantro in a bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Spray a square casserole dish with olive oil (or use a brush) and coat the entire bottom and sides.
  • Evenly spread 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on the bottom of the dish. Add the chicken mixture, then add the other cup of cheddar cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve with optional lime wedges and optional sour cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1240IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 469mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Nutrition information shown is an estimate and is not to be assumed to be accurate. If accurate information is required for your diet or lifestyle, please calculate the nutrition yourself using a tool you trust.