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Chicken Echilada Casserole

Chicken Echilada Casserole

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Chicken Echilada Casserole: a low carb version of a favorite recipe; only 6 net carbs and 4 ingredients make a quick easy meal!

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is one of my new favorite recipes! The whole family loves my Chicken Enchiladas  but I do not want to eat all of those carbs.

I also hate to miss out on yummy food that my family eats and REALLY hate to cook two different meals!

To avoid both of those things, I came up with an alternate version to the carby recipe made with flour tortillas and now make Chicken Enchilada Casserole along with it. It is not making two different meals since I have everything out already.

The first time I ate this while the others were eating theirs, I did not feel like I was missing a THING!

The canned sauce does not have ingredients I want to eat all the time but now and then it is OK. This may not be the lowest carb brand out there but I did not even use half of a 28 oz can so it was not much per serving.

It was very filling too so makes at least 6 servings.

I used chicken from my ready to go supply in the freezer. See how I do that HERE.

You could also use leftover chicken or two 13 oz cans.

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Ingredients:

 cooked chicken 

 cream cheese

 Green Chile Enchilada Sauce** (I used Las Palmas)(Several readers have commented that they have used red enchilade sauce and it was good so that is another option!)

 shredded cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)

 

Directions:

Warm cream cheese in the microwave 30-60 seconds to soften.

Mix chicken and 1 cup of the cheese into the cream cheese.

      

Pour into a greased 7×11 or 8×8 baking dish.

Pour sauce over mixture.

Sprinkle rest of cheese over all.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Bake in a preheated oven at 350* for about 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

(Optional) Put under broiler on high for about 3 minutes to make cheese brown and toasty.

**Please note that it is not safe to broil in a Pyrex or glass dish–IT COULD SHATTER! I just recently learned this thanks to a kind reader and will not do it anymore.

If you want the cheese toasted, use a broiler safe pan to do this step. 

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

**Check labels on the enchilada sauce to find the lowest carbs and gluten free if needed.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Echilada Casserole

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Chicken Echilada Casserole is a low carb version of a favorite recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 13 oz cans chicken, drained
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 14 oz can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 8 oz (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Warm cream cheese in the microwave 30-60 seconds to soften. It doesn't have to be completely melted.

Mix chicken and 1 cup of the cheese into the cream cheese.

Pour into a greased 7x11 or 8x8 baking dish.

Pour sauce over mixture.

Sprinkle rest of cheese over all.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350* for about 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

(Optional) Put under broiler on high for about 3 minutes to make cheese brown and toasty. **Be sure to do this in a broil safe dish; not a Pyrex or glass dish, as it can shatter.

Notes

This is very filling so we get 8 servings in a pan. If you are a bigger eater and get 6 servings, there would be 9 net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 439Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 143mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 31g

Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this recipe should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on the specific brands and products I used as well as the nutrition calculator I used. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate.

 

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Charlotte McNichols

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

I love white chicken enchiladas and since going keto I have found that Mission makes a carb smart tortilla that is only 4 net carbs and that is what I use for my enchiladas

Joy

Friday 17th of July 2020

Yes, Charlotte, that is a great idea! I have used them for this recipe, which is what I based the casserole off of because it was so good. :) They do have wheat but are a GREAT low carb option for enchiladas. :)

Cindy

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Joy—I made this recipe last Sunday and my family requested again THIS Sunday. This enchilada casserole is AMAZING!! I have struggled to find a keto recipe that is actually satisfying. I am a self-confessed carbaholic and I honestly did not miss the corn tortillas that are a major part of enchiladas. We are fortunate that our local grocery store sells chicken breasts already shredded like yours in the photo, so dinner is a breeze to make! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! Oh—and I live in S. Texas, so enchiladas are near and dear to us!!

Joy

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

That is great, Cindy! I am so glad you love it! Thanks for letting me know! :)

Robin

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

So how big is a serving size? 1 cup? 1/2 cup? I measure all my food and cooked it in a round Corelle dish. I just need serving size. Can you please let me know Thank you!

Joy

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Hi Robin, I haven't measured exactly how much this makes so can't tell you that. I have always just divided it into 8 equal servings with my serving spoon. I hope that helps.

maria

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

So how many total catbs are in this recipe?

Joy

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Hi Maria, I added the nutrition information to the recipe. Here it is; (331 Calories) (22 g Fat) (<7 g Total Carbs) (0 g Fiber) (<7 g Net Carbs) (2g Sugars) (27 g Protein) (Carbs are < because the cream cheese is <1gram per ounce) Thanks for asking! :)

Janice

Monday 21st of January 2019

Very good and easy.

Joy

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Great, Janice, I'm glad! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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