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Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole

If you like flavor-packed super-quick meals, this Keto Enchilada Casserole is one you are going to love. It is what I make when I want to keep my taste buds singing, but don't have much time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: comfort food, spicy
Servings: 6
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup keto enchilada sauce or any keto-friendly brand
  • 1 pound cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar divided.
  • Optional Toppings: Cilantro Green Onion, Guacamole, Shredded Lettuce, Olives, Sour cream, Jalapeños, Avocado, Tomato

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the chicken, sour cream, green chilies, chili powder, garlic, powder, smoked paprika, and half of the cheddar. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 8 x 8 casserole dish.
  • Top with the chicken mixture then the remaining enchilada sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with desired toppings, and serve warm.

Notes

Variations

  • Add ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano to the meat mixture.
  • Use Monterey Jack or Pepperjack cheese in place of the cheddar.
  • This recipe is also great with Keto Slow Cooker Beef instead of the chicken.
  • You can use a keto-friendly taco seasoning mix in place of the seasonings.

Tips & Tricks

  • Since this recipe is so simple, much of the flavor will come from the enchilada sauce you use. I like to make my own and freeze it, so a quick meal is always at hand, but you can find keto-friendly enchilada sauce in some stores. Just make sure you read the label!
  • This recipe can be made a day ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator.
  • You may also freeze this for up to one month. (Leave the cheese off if you are planning on freezing it and add it at the last minute.) I sometimes make one for now and one to freeze for later.
  • If you don't have shredded chicken on hand, pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1489IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 1mg