THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. RECIPE. Quick & easy chicken enchiladas!! Guys, seriously, you can actually make this at home and make it good!! It’s one of those dishes that you will make part of your weekly menu… we do! The enchilada sauce is so simple, it’s crazy! No weird ingredients here! You should have everything you need in your spice cabinet. And if you plan ahead (which is what I need to do more) and cook/shred up your chicken breasts and have it frozen. It will be a breeze to make this dish! I could literally eat this for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. And I have! If you follow Trim Healthy Mama you can eat this, yay!! Just replace you tortillas with low carb! If you are gluten free, use the corn tortillas! This dish makes me happy!!
First, boil up some chicken breasts. Unless you have some lingering around your freezer (let it thaw of course, if frozen)! Let your chicken cool & shred it. Add to the shredded chicken: taco seasoning (I make my own), verde sauce (green salsa, but you can use any kind of salsa really), red salsa, and sour cream. Mix this up a well.
Enchilada sauce: super easy! 2 cups chicken broth, 2 small 6oz cans of tomato paste, ¼ cup of chili powder, 1 tsp of cumin, salt & pepper. That is it! You don’t need any flour or starch. This just works perfect. Heat this up. You can add a little tiny bit of sweetener, if you need to.
Now, you are almost finished. Gather up you chicken mixture, maybe some chopped onions, your shredded cheese, your tortillas, and a big baking dish. I spray my baking dish so the tortillas don’t stick to the pan. Grab a tortilla. Fill it with your chicken mixture.
Put some onions in and shredded cheese. Roll up. Place face down. Continue until your dish is full.
Cover your tortillas with the enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with more cheese. Put more onion or even jalapeños on top.
Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, just to melt the cheese and heat everything through. And that is all.
Enjoy!! Serve it with more sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cheese sauce, pico, however you like it!
EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
serves: 6 to 8 bake time: 25 minutes at 350 degrees
4 cooked shredded chicken breasts
16 oz sour cream
1 cup of salsa (green or red or both)
Taco seasoning to taste (1 tsp- chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper)
salt & pepper
2 to 4 cups of cheese (depends on how cheesy you like it)
20 Tortillas (low carb if following Trim Healthy Mama)
2 cups of chicken stock
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2- 6 oz cans of tomato paste
salt & pepper to taste
Shred your boiled chicken. Mix your taco seasoning with the chicken. Add sour cream & salsa. Mix. Spray two baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Spread 1/4 cup or a big spoon full in each tortilla. Add cheese. Roll up & place face down in pan. Continue till you have used up your tortillas. Pour sauce over both pans. Cover with more cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with onions if you want. Cover with foil & bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. YUM!!!!
Love your chicken enchiladas … Making for the 2nd time. Thanks for sharing your passion.
Soooo glad!! :))
I going to make these but is it an E or S?
Oh they are an S because of the cheese. 🙂
But you can only have one tortilla in an S setting
I buy the tortillas that are three carbs each so I get to have two. If you can only find the bigger ones just fill them REALLY full. Also you could layer the tortillas as more of a casserole and cut slices out.
I do not see that the tortillas are 3carbs. My package says 22, whether ‘mission’ brand or Aldis …(whole wheat). Please clarify.
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You need to specifically look for low carb tortillas. If you look at the back you will see “carbs” and the amount. You will want to subtract the dietary fiber from the carb total. That should give you the correct Net Carbs.
Oh Mrs. Criddle… I think I love you! Looks WONDERFUL!!
LOL hope you enjoy!!
These are sooooooooo good! Just finishing off dinner and I must thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
Oh I am so glad you enjoyed them!! Our favorites!!
Have you ever frozen these? I’d like to make them, but since it’s just my hubby and me, I’d like to freeze half of them.
I think it would be fine! I’ve never done it but you could put in foil, let it thaw, then bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes! 😉
I was wondering the same thing about freezing them… I already baked them but we have about 8 left over – I think this would be a good amount for our family because we served it with guests the first time. Do you think I could wrap them individually in foil?
You sure can!! I have had many people tell me they have froze them! 🙂
I just made these using lavish bread, layered like a casserole, for less carbs, delish!!
AWESOME!!! I want to try it that way!!!
These are delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂
This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I just had a question for you. I’m new to THM..so there are things I still get confused on. This is an S even though it uses tortillas? I thought since there was tortillas it would be an E and you would have to use low fat sour cream and cheese. Can you please explain for me? Thanks so much!!
They are low carb tortillas so you can have two of them which they are 3 carbs apiece if you get the Whole Wheat Mission Low Carb tortillas! 🙂 We can have 10 carbs for an S meal and up to 45 for an E meal. Hope this helps some! 🙂
Jennifer Cadena says
I love making enchiladas, do all the time but my first since following THM. is using a can of tomato sauce and enchilada seasoning mix ok to use? thanks!!
Jennifer Cadena says
I didn’t realize (until I actually read the package) of the enchilada mix, how many carbs are in there. so I could do without that and use seasoning, if the tomato sauce is ok…..should have thought this through before asking 🙂
It’s amazing how those packets of mixes contain so many carbs, etc! Sneaky! 🙂
I have not yet tried this recipe, but it looks delicious! I’ll be honest, my THM book has been stashed away and neglected for too long. I need to pull it back out soon.
Nicole D says
These look delicious!
Love Mexican food!
Mine turned out extremely soggy what did I do wrong?!
Oh no… I’m not sure. I’ve never had that issue. Maybe there was too much liquid. It should have soaked up pretty good. Maybe try cooking longer!
I keep making mistakes on THM. These were absolutely delicious, but I was so focused on the 4g net carbs in the tortilla, that I didn’t even think about the other ingredients bringing the total net carbs per enchilada to 10…so I ate 2.5 enchiladas thinking I was around 10g net carbs when I was really well over 20. SMH
But these are SOOO good. How am I supposed to get full on just one? I’d almost prefer to not eat it at all than to try to keep something so wonderful to 1 serving. 🙂
I don’t count the carbs of anything but the tortillas. So I have two of the enchiladas! 🙂 I don’t think the sisters want us to get too caught up in the carb count, more of the grains and starchy things. BUT I also wouldn’t eat these every day. They are a Heavy S so I’d keep it to once a week! 😉
katie Wakin says
I looked at the corn tortillas and compared them to the GF tortillas and carbs and dietary fibers were about the same. SO I opted for the GF tortillas. Was this a mistake? And how many can we eat?
I’m not sure about gluten free…. I would just make sure the ingredients are on plan.
LK Brown says
These were FANTASTIC. The sauce is perfectly thick with no thickners…genius!! Hubby loved them, said it was like going to a good mexican restaurant, but better…no $80 bill for our huge family to dine!
Oh awesome!! I’m so glad y’all like them!!
These were great! Thanks! My whole family ate them even the 2 year old. Will definitely be making again!
Has anyone tried these with wonder wraps?
No… I need too!
I’m making them with with wonder wraps today!!! So excited to see how they turn out and I can eat more of them!!!
Salwaa Ahmad says
I was so hoping the tortillas were made from thm baking blend. I’ve been making low carb enchiladas since I started lchf but it’s all fresh ingredients. The low carb tortillas are processed
Yes, I need to learn how to make tortillas with better ingredients.
This is my hubby’s favorite THM dish, hands down! He requests it! t’s in the oven right now.
I’m so happy to hear this!!! 🙂
These look delicious and are going on my menu this week! What do you serve with them as a side?
I usually do a salad or a guac salad! They are pretty filling!
how many cups of shredded chicken is this? i shred my chicken all at once when i buy it and freeze it. thanks.
I’d say about 4 to 6 cups.
Can you give an approximate weight for the chicken?
Probably around 2 to 3 pounds. I am not sure on the weight… sorry about that.
LOVE this recipe! Thank you so, so much!!
Out of tomato paste this time! :/ Any subs using tomato sauce? Thanks in advance!
Yes you can sub tomato sauce!
Is there a crockpot version?
Not yet but that’s a great idea!
Do you serve yours with any sides? I’m new to THM and my mind has trouble getting some of this. Thank You!
Salad or guacamole!!
I see the 1/4 c chili powder. Is that supposed to be 1/4 tsp? 1/4 tbsp? Thank you. Love these!! Make them all the time!
It’s a 1/4 a cup. 🙂