Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken EnchiladasOK, you will need to either poach or buy a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery and pull the meat off the bones with your fingers.  You want “pulled” chicken, not diced.  If you poach one then keep 4 cups of stock as you can use it in your enchilada sauce.  (Unless you buy that too).  I am sorry but I can not abide canned sauce and that is just me.  If you like it then by all means use it.  I do know for you busy moms & cooks sometimes convenience trumps all, but it you want authentic chicken enchiladas this is definitely the way to go.

Los ChilerosThe  reasons I like this Enchilada Powder are 1.) I do not have to use it all at once, 2.) I like to use the stock from the chicken instead of water, but if you opt to use water you can always put chicken base in it, and 3.) it tastes really good.  You will need 1 recipe of Flaxseed Meal Crêpes which serve as the tortillas.  Served with Spanish RicePico de Gallo this all makes a complete Mexican dinner.  For a little diversity there is absolutely nothing wrong with using Pulled Pork in these either.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Chicken Enchiladas
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Filling
  1. 3-3½ C Pulled Chicken (Or About 1 Lb)
  2. 8 Oz Shredded Cheddar (Or Jack) Cheese (Divided)
  3. 1 Medium Small Dice Onion
  4. 2 T Butter
  5. 1½ t Salt
  6. 12 T Sour Cream
  7. Cilantro As Garnish (If Wanted)
Enchilada Sauce
  1. 5 T Enchilada Powder
  2. 3½ C Stock (Or 3½ C Water +2 t Chicken Base)
  3. ¼ t Xanthan Gum
  4. Or 3½ C Favorite Canned Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine stock or water & chicken base with enchilada powder & heat. While whisking briskly, sprinkle in xanthan gum. It will begin to thicken just a bit.
  3. Sauté onions lightly in butter.
  4. Mix chicken, onions and 3 oz of cheese.
  5. Divide chicken mixture into 12 equal portion.
  6. Spread some sauce on a large plate and dredge tortilla "crêpes" on both sides.
  7. Roll chicken into 12 tortilla "crêpes".
  8. Put a little sauce in bottom of an 9"x13" baking dish and line dish with enchiladas seam side down. Spoon remaining sauce on top.
  9. Scatter remaining cheese over all.
  10. Cover and bake until hot-about 20-25 minutes.
  11. Top each enchilada with dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro.
  12. 6 Servings
  13. 463 Calories, 35.4 Protein, 5.6g Carbs, 2.3g Fiber, 3.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Get this guys, one 7"-8" flour tortilla has...drum roll please...22.2g net carbs which means over 44g carbs for two which is a serving. You know, that is a whole lot of carb savings.
  2. Nutritionals include crêpes.
  3. Use any leftover chicken for salad or freeze it for the next time you want even quicker enchiladas.
  4. The reason I much prefer the above enchilada mix is that it only has 4 ingredients: Chile, onion, garlic and salt.
  5. Compare that with McCormicks: Corn Flour, Salt, Chili Pepper, Cumin, Onion, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), And Garlic.
  6. Me I'll take 4 ingredients I recognize.
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