Keto Enchilada Chicken

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    25 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Enchilada Chicken

97 ratings

This Enchilada Chicken is a crowd pleaser. The homemade enchilada sauce is Keto friendly and has so much flavor compared to canned enchilada sauces you can buy at the store. Serve this chicken with a big salad and you have a full meal!

  • Net Carbs

    4.8 g

  • Fiber

    3.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.9 g

  • Protein

    41.7 g

  • Fats

    19.4 g

375 cals

Keto Enchilada Chicken

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  • Chicken Breast

    Chicken Breast

    ¾ pound

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Salt


    ¾ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ¼ tsp

  • Chili Powder

    Chili Powder

    2 tsp

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Onions


    ¼ cup, chopped

  • Spices Cumin Seed

    Spices Cumin Seed

    ½ tsp

  • Spices Oregano Dried

    Spices Oregano Dried

    ½ tsp, leaves

  • Spices Paprika

    Spices Paprika

    ¼ tsp

  • Tomato Sauce No Salt Added

    Tomato Sauce No Salt Added

    ½ cup

  • Water


    ⅓ cup

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 teaspoon

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    2 ounce

  • Cilantro


    2 tablespoon

  • Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower Rice

    1 cup

Recipe Steps

steps 5

45 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium high heat. Season the chicken breast with ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder and ½ teaspoon chili powder and sear in the pan for 1-2 minutes on each side. Set the pan aside.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a small pot or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once it melts, add a minced clove of garlic and ¼ cup of onion. Cook for about 1 minute, or until the onion begins to soften.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add ½ tablespoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon paprika and stir. Cook for an additional 30 seconds, then add salt-free tomato sauce, ⅓ cup water, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover for about 5 minutes.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Move the chicken to the side of the pan you seared it in and pour the sauce on top. Next to the chicken, add the cauliflower rice. Place the pan in the oven for about 12-15 minutes.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Grate the cheddar cheese and place it on top of the chicken and place the pan back in the oven for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with chopped cilantro.
    Step 5

Comments 30

  • KrakenR12

    KrakenR12 10 months ago

    Is this one half chicken breast cut butterfly style or the two half’s ?

    • FortuitousCauliflower761685

      FortuitousCauliflower761685 a year ago

      I loved the ever-loving shit out of it. Want to run out to grocery store to make it again!

      • Babyfebruary82

        Babyfebruary82 a year ago


        • RousingAvocado765990

          RousingAvocado765990 a year ago

          It was great

          • SuperRadish993970

            SuperRadish993970 2 years ago

            This is sooooo delicious! I went a little heavier on the cumin and it was perfect! Instead of the rice in this recipe I made the Keto Spanish Rice recipe I found on here! Didn't even notice the tortillas were missing!

            • Grannmariie

              Grannmariie 2 years ago

              1st recipe I have tried and it was delicious!

              • Mully224

                Mully224 2 years ago

                Do you have to use apple vinegar? Or would regular work?

                • Bademgozum

                  Bademgozum 2 years ago

                  regular would work

              •  Bethmark2003

                Bethmark2003 2 years ago

                SO GOOD! Feels like you’re having a cheat meal! We loved it!

                • SpectacularRadish697733

                  SpectacularRadish697733 3 years ago

                  Is there a way to recalculate the nutrition without the rice?

                  • MirthfulRadish950892

                    MirthfulRadish950892 10 months ago

                    I think it's referring to riced cauliflower, not actual rice

                  • Schlafenszeit

                    Schlafenszeit 3 years ago

                    Customize the recipe and remove the ingredient

                • AwesomeKale957306

                  AwesomeKale957306 3 years ago

                  very good and very filling !

                  • FabulousRadish736802

                    FabulousRadish736802 3 years ago

                    So good!!

                    • Shelleybs

                      Shelleybs 3 years ago

                      Made this tonight. Really delicious and also loved by my 22 year old son (non keto). Will be definitely be making again. Thank you for recipe.

                      • UnbelievableKetone477430

                        UnbelievableKetone477430 3 years ago

                        Made this tonight for my husband and I! So good! We both loved it!! Will be making again!! Also had Spanish cauliflower rice! Great side dish!!

                        • Shels

                          Shels 3 years ago

                          Made this for the first time tonight. It was awesome! We will definitely get this again soon.

                          • Soonbeslim

                            Soonbeslim 3 years ago

                            Made this today for tea. Smells amazing

                            • Gail

                              Gail 3 years ago

                              My picky husband said I can make this anytime!! It was Soo good!!! I served it with Keto Mexican cauliflower rice

                              • djderrick

                                djderrick 3 years ago

                                This was delicious. I accidentally used smoked paprika and it was really good.

                                • Dragonfly

                                  Dragonfly 3 years ago

                                  The best is with chipotle Tabasco sauce. Mmm. 😋 I really like this recipe, but I cut the salt from it completely. It’s WAY too salty for me. I add salt to my plate instead and it’s perfect.

                              • Kristinxj9

                                Kristinxj9 3 years ago

                                One of my favorite recipes!! My husband and I love spicy food so I added some hot peppers to the sauce. AMAZING!

                                • Crys

                                  Crys 3 years ago

                                  Thank you for this! it is delicious!

                                  • Momma Lisa

                                    Momma Lisa 4 years ago

                                    Family fav!!

                                    • Little Buttercup

                                      Little Buttercup 4 years ago

                                      Instant Pot friendly. Easy recipe. Hubs liked it. Will make it again.

                                      • Dragonfly

                                        Dragonfly 3 years ago

                                        I did it too. I literally just threw all of the ingredients in and cooked until the chicken was done by temp.

                                      • Momma Lisa

                                        Momma Lisa 4 years ago

                                        How did you do this in the instant pot?

                                    • Chynna

                                      Chynna 4 years ago

                                      I’m brand new to this whole world of keto. My husband wants to join in, however, he is allergic to all poultry and fish. Should he try a different diet like paleo? My real question is, is it going to ruin the balance of this meal if I use lean ground beef? I just realized the whole purpose of the chicken, so it won’t work with ground beef. My bad, lol.

                                      • Angela

                                        Angela 3 years ago

                                        You could substitute chicken for beef of pork

                                      • Jewssy

                                        Jewssy 4 years ago

                                        Try looking up something called Veto, its keto for vegetarians however its a lot tougher because of the lack of protein from meat and fish. So he would have to take a lot of pills.