Low Carb Enchiladas with Cheesy Chicken Filling

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Low Carb Enchiladas are made with grain free tortilla-like wraps and filled with a cheesy chicken filling! Serve these delicious enchiladas at your fiesta!

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Last week I shared these Low-Carb Crepes with Ricotta Cream and mentioned that the crepe wraps can also be used for savory fillings too.  Well, it didn’t take me long to realize that crepes can make a great tortilla-like wrap for enchiladas!

These low carb enchiladas are so good and even if you aren’t watching your grain or carb intake, you’ll love all the flavors in this dish!

Remember that healthy red enchilada sauce I shared?  You need about a cup and a half of it for this recipe.  Now you see why I didn’t have any leftover sauce to freeze!

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I usually make enchiladas with corn tortillas, but this recipe is perfect for when I want to keep my carb intake super low.  Corn tortillas have about 13 grams of carbs each, and I don’t know anyone that will eat just one enchilada, so the carbs start to add up pretty quickly.

When you use these tortilla-like crepes instead of corn tortillas each enchilada is just under 3 carbs each!  How awesome is that?

I baked my chicken for this dish, but you can also purchase a pre-made chicken, which always seems to speed the assemble process up!

The filling in this recipe is a little different from what I usually make.  Instead of using basic chicken with shredded cheese, I beefed up the filling by adding a creamy cheese base mixed with taco seasoning.  It’s scrumptious!  Top the dish with more cheese and you have a super filling meal!

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Low Carb Enchiladas with Cheesy Chicken Filling
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
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  1. In a medium bowl mix together cream cheese with taco seasoning until well blended. fold in shredded chicken and ¾ cup of Mexican blend cheese.
  2. In a small baking pan. add ½ cup of enchilada sauce to the bottom of the plan and spread evenly.
  3. Assemble each enchilada (8) by rolling 2 tablespoons of chicken filling to each crepe. Gently roll and place seam side down on the prepared baking pan. Top with enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve with your favorite toppings.

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Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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13 Comments on Low Carb Enchiladas with Cheesy Chicken Filling

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    January 23, 2017

    I am so excited to try these! They look deliciuos!!!

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    kallee says:
    January 23, 2017

    I was thinking about making enchiladas the other day! These look incredible!

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      January 24, 2017

      Thanks, Kallee. Enchiladas are always a good idea to add to your menu.

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    Melanie says:
    January 23, 2017

    These look delicious! I will have to try them out.

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      January 24, 2017

      I sure hope you do, Melanie! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    January 24, 2017

    Healthy enchilada sauce?! I need to go get that recipe too and go and make these for dinner tonight! They look AMAZING! 😀

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      January 24, 2017

      Annie, the sauce is super easy to make too! This is one tasty dish 🙂

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    Jamie says:
    January 24, 2017

    This sounds like such a tasty meal! Chicken enchiladas are always such a hit at my house!

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      January 24, 2017

      I always hope we have leftovers so I can enjoy them for lunch the next day. I’m not always so lucky though because everyone goes for seconds!

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    January 24, 2017

    These look great, and I’m trying to cut carbs in our diet. So, thanks for the healthy and yummy recipe!

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      January 24, 2017

      With only 2.4 carbs per crepe you can have several!

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