Flavorful Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas

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Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas are a tasty way to enjoy one of your favorite dishes without the carbs from the tortillas.

I’m always on the lookout for flavorful low carb recipes. I’ve been avoiding gluten more and more and substituting with vegetables is a great way to get more fiber.

Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas

 

Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas

Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 Enchiladas
Calories 224 kcal

What you will need

  • 3 large skin-on zucchini sliced thinly with a mandoline or vegetable peeler
  • 3 Cup shredded chicken
  • 2 Cup low carb enchilada sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Cup Mexican cheese blend
  • Plain Greek yogurt optional garnish
  • Fresh cilantro optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Add minced garlic to a large skillet on medium heat. Gently stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add shredded chicken, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 cup of enchilada sauce. Stir to combine. Allow the chicken, spices and sauce to simmer while preparing next step.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Using a mandoline slicer, thinly slice 3 large skin-on zucchini. You’ll need 48 slices total for this dish.  
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Place 4 slices (overlapping half-way over the next) on a flat surface. Add 2 tablespoons shredded chicken to the center of the zucchini layers. Sprinkle on shredded cheese and roll up both sides.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Place the enchilada seam down in a 9x13 casserole dish. Complete this process until 12 enchiladas are formed and ingredients are used up.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top and place in the over for 20 minutes.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
  • Garnish with optional Greek yogurt and cilantro and serve warm.
    Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas
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