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Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for an option to eat clean AND enjoy the Mexican food you love? This Healthy Chicken Enchilada Recipe loaded with Salsa Verde is the perfect solution! At only 9 net carbs, you can indulge on this amazing dish.

2 healthy white chicken enchiladas with cauliflower rice in the background.

Do you love enchiladas but hate all the carbs? We’ve got the solution for you!

Our low carb white chicken enchiladas are easy to make and taste amazing. You can enjoy your favorite Mexican flavors without feeling guilty.

It’s perfect for any diet, including Optavia and Keto. Plus, it can be on your table in about 35 minutes! Try it with our cilantro lime cauliflower rice to make it a full meal!

Why Make This Recipe

There are many reasons to give our low carb chicken enchiladas a shot.

The first reason is because they taste amazing! They have just enough spice to leave your mouth tingling but not too much where you won’t be able to eat them again.

Another reason is because they are healthy for you. They contain only 9 net carbs per serving which means less guilt when eating these lean and green chicken enchilada roll ups.

Overhead shot of a pan of salsa verde chicken enchiladas.

Ingredients

These lean and green chicken enchiladas are packed with flavor, so they won’t feel like a sacrifice at all!

  • Chicken – Precooked shredded chicken gives this dish the protein punch that you want in this healthy recipe. Using a store bought rotisserie chicken will save you time.
  • Low Carb Tortillas – These 8″ tortillas only have 4 grams of carbs vs a 40 gram tortilla making them the perfect choice for these enchiladas. We have found La Banderita Carb Counter tortillas are the perfect tortilla for this dish.
  • Greek Yogurt – This is a perfect substitute for sour cream. Greek yogurt is full of protein and gives you that creamy taste without all the extra fat.
  • Salsa Verde – Also know as green salsa, this delicious sauce is made with tomatillos, cilantro, and peppers. You can find it by the salsas in your grocery store.
  • Cheese – Shredded low fat Mexican cheese gives this the finishing flavor with less fat than a typical cheese.
  • Spices – As prepared, this dish in not too spicy. More seasonings can be added for an extra spicy flavor.
Overhead shot of all the ingredients for salsa verde chicken enchiladas.

How to Make This Simple Dinner

We know what a pain it can be to make dinner every night when you have a busy schedule. This easy-to-follow recipe will help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

All your friends and family will love this healthy chicken enchilada recipe, so don’t wait any longer – try it today!

Make the Chicken Mixture

  1. In a bowl, mix the salsa and garlic in a skillet and heat until warm.
  2. Add the yogurt, cilantro, and seasonings and stir in. Set aside some of the sauce for later.
  3. Stir in the shredded chicken and half of the cheese.
  4. Spoon a little of the extra sauce onto the bottom of a baking dish. Doing this will ensure the tortillas do not stick when you bake them.
Process pictures on how to make salsa verde chicken enchiladas.

Assemble and Bake

  1. Add a spoonful of chicken mixture down the center of the tortillas and roll them up. Place them in the pan with the seam side down, so they do not reopen on you. Do this with the remaining chicken and flour tortillas.
  2. Pour the rest of the sauce on top of the rolled tortillas and cover with shredded cheese.
  3. Cover with foil and bake. Remove the foil and broil the dish in the oven for the last few minutes to get the cheese nice and melted.
Process pictures on how to make salsa verde chicken enchiladas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store leftovers?

Any leftover low carb salsa verde chicken enchiladas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Like most foods, this dish is best on day 1. The tortillas will absorb the moisture leaving reheated leftovers to be less moist and creamy.

What diet does this work for?

This works for Low Carb, Keto, and Optavia. For those following the Optavia plan, this recipe is 1 lean, 2 greens, 1 fat, and 1 condiment. The overall macro breakdown is 50 grams protein, 9.5 grams net carbs, and 18 grams of fat.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You can make this ahead of time. The best flavor and texture will be if you make it the day you eat it.

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2 salsa verde chicken enchiladas on a white plate.

Low Carb Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

This low carb healthy chicken enchilada recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. You can enjoy the mexican flavors you love without feeling guilty about your diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 16 oz jar salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup low fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 8 - 8 inch low carb tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, mix the salsa and garlic until heated through.
  2. Stir in the yogurt, cilantro, and seasonings.
  3. Set aside 1 cup of the sauce. Spread a few tablespoons of sauce into a 9x13 pan. Save the rest to use for later.
  4. Stir the shredded chicken and 1/2 cup of cheese into the skillet and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spoon the chicken mixture evenly into the tortillas. Roll them up and place them in the pan with the seam side down.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce evenly on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the foil and broil for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted or browned to your liking.
  8. Garnish with Greek yogurt, jalapeños, avocado, onions, and Cotija cheese.

Notes

We have found La Banderita Carb Counter tortillas are the perfect tortilla for this dish. They only contain 4 net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1157mgCarbohydrates: 17.5gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 50g
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