Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

How to Make Keto Chicken Enchiladas
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  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder  Optional  but worth it to add an authentic depth of flavor
  • Note:  The enchilada sauce recipe makes 3 cups of sauce.  I always prefer to make it the day before to allow the flavors to set in!
  • 8 to 10 keto tortillas
  • 2 cups chicken precooked and shredded
  • 2 cups cheese shredded (cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese work great in this recipe!) and if you want a real Mexican food experience, top it with 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese!


  • In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter first.
  • Add the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt until it forms a paste.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and chicken broth. Stir well
  • If you are unsure about adding the cocoa powder, taste the sauce here and add a tiny amount in a spoon to see the difference!
  • Once the ingredients are fully combined, add the xanthan gum by sprinkling it slowly over the mixture.
  • The mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Enchilada Instructions:
  • Fill each keto tortilla with a layer of shredded chicken and cheese.
  • Roll it up and place it faced down in a baking dish.
  • Continue to fill and roll the remaining keto tortillas as instructed.
Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the rolled enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes until the center has fully cooked.
  • You can top these enchiladas with diced avocado, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and jalapenos.


This is not the only recipe we add a bit of chocolate to add a depth of flavor. We also add a bit of Cocoa powder to this Keto Chili Recipe. Once you try it, you will always make it this way. It's an old technique that I still use to this day!
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