Check out this easy way to cook chicken enchiladas with cheese and veggies. Even better, make them low carb.

This chicken enchilada recipe post is filled with helpful lists. Like what you’ll need for the recipe, the sauce, the filling.

Additionally, there’s a section on the best low-carb tortillas and comparison between four types of low-carb tortillas. And last but not least, look at the tortilla on-the-go snacks.

Indulging in this dish will make you feel better than eating at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Here’s why.

These chicken enchiladas:

  • include fajita-style vegetables, cheese, and chicken;
  • cost less than eating out;
  • are low carb;
  • could easily be changed to veggie enchiladas without meat;
  • can taste just as delicious with pinto beans, black beans, or refried beans;
  • may be topped with sour cream and green onions.

Basic Ingredients for this Recipe

  • fajita-style vegetables
  • cheese
  • chicken

What You’ll Need for the Recipe

  1. 1-2 red (green if preferred) bell peppers
  2. 1 bunch fresh cilantro (optional)
  3. 1-2 poblano peppers
  4. 1 sweet onion (red onion works if you have it on hand)
  5. your favorite seasonings (or salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Adkins Rosemary and Herb Seasoning
  6. 1 package low carb flour tortillas (or regular flour tortillas if not making low carb enchiladas)
  7. 1 package chicken breasts (or rotisserie chicken if not low carb)
  8. vegetable oil spray (or use olive oil)
  9. milk
  10. 1 package cubed Pepper-Jack cheese, Swiss cheese, and/or Mexican-style grated cheese (I use whichever of theses cheeses I have on hand.)
  11. Herdez Cilantro Lime Salsa Cremosa (Oh my, this stuff tastes amazing. I’ve even used it as a dip for homemade pita chips.)
  12. 1 can green chiles

Sauce for the Recipe

I make homemade enchilada sauce for the recipe with chicken, cheese, milk, Herdez Cilantro Lime Salsa Cremosa and green chiles.

You can, if you prefer, use green enchilada sauce. Also, add black beans and chili seasoning if you like.

Filling for Enchiladas

The filling for the enchiladas recipe includes only vegetables, but the sauce has meat. I make the homemade enchilada sauce with chicken, cheese, milk and a cilantro lime sauce.

You can, if you prefer, use green enchilada sauce. It’s good with green chiles as well.

You will like Pattycakepantry.com’s Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, too. For one thing, she makes it simple by showing the cost per item. In addition, her recipe will be super easy for you if you keep basic canned foods in your pantry.

Pantry Ingredients for Patticakepantry.com’s Chicken Enchiladas

Keep basic pantry ingredients stocked, and you’ll be able to make quick and easy meals. For example, you can make patticakepantry.com’s easy enchilada recipe with chicken, green chilies, and cream of chicken soup.

You’ll also need flour tortillas, sour cream, an onion, and cheese. Check out her chicken enchilada recipe for directions.

What to Keep in the Pantry

What to keep in the pantry depends, of course, on food your family likes. Recipes do, however, taste better with seasonings and spices. So take a minute to see the post on Stocking the Kitchen Pantry for Newlyweds.

Best Low-Carb Flour Tortillas

How does one know the best low-carb flour tortillas to use? It’s a personal preference. There are many varieties. Large, small, and some with less points for people like me who like to use the Weight Watchers app.

When you shop for low-carb tortillas, read the labels. You might find a package of flour tortillas that have low carbohydrates but are very high in sodium. So, choose the best ones for you and your nutritional needs.

Comparison Between Four Fllour Tortillas

  1. One La Tortilla Factory Low Carb flour tortilla, soft taco size, includes 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g cholesterol, 250g sodium, 15g carbohydrates, 9g dietary fiber, 1g sugar, and 5g protein. A package of 8 costs about $4.00.
  2. Ole Mexican Foods Xtreme Wellness High Fiber Low Carb Keto Friendly flour tortilla wraps come in a package of 8. One wrap contains 50 calories, 1.5g fat, 0g cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 11g fiber, 0g sugar, 5g protein.The price per package is a little over $4.00.
  3. Ole Mexican Foods La Banderita CarbCounter Carb Lean Tortillas nutrition label shows that one tortilla has 45 calories, 1g fat, 0g cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, 11g dietary fiber, 0g sugar, and 5g protein. One package of eight costs approximately $4.00.
  4. La Banderita CarbCounter Street Taco Flour Tortillas, 16 ct. package, costs approximately $3.00. One tortilla has 20 calories, 0.5g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 5g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein.

My favorite that I use the most is #4, the La Banderita CarbCounter Street Taco kind. I like these best because they are small and have the best nutritional values.

Easy Tortilla On-the-Go Snacks

Take a package of low-carb tortillas on road trips because they make easy on-the-go snacks. You can keep a package of tortillas at room temperature even though the packages may say to be refrigerated for freshness.

Expediters and truckers, you can include tortillas as one of your food staples. Check out this list of on-the-go snacks and quick meals you can make with a tortilla:

  • Low-carb tortilla topped with bean dip
  • Shredded chicken burrito topped with beans and lots of cheese
  • Burrito with your favorite fillings from canned stuff you keep in your van or truck to eat healthy and save money
  • Roll up a tortilla and dip in a jar of guacamole dip or cheese dip for a snack.
  • Stuff the tortilla with an egg, avocado, and/or cheese.

Staples Needed for the On-the-Go Snacks

  1. Tortillas
  2. Canned chicken
  3. Cans of beans
  4. A jar of cheese dip (or grated cheese if you keep it in a truck fridge)
  5. Small jar of salsa
  6. Guacamole dip in a jar or a sliced avocado
  7. Boiled egg (You can usually find them now at truck stops.)

Fancy? Maybe not. But hey, outrageous food costs and high fuel prices give all the incentive needed for frugal meal ideas.

How to Make this Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Look at the recipe for more details on how to make this easy chickebn enchilada recipe. In a nutshell, you’ll do about five steps.

The Five Steps to Make the Recipe

Make your own enchilada sauce or the one in the recipe. Sauté the veggies. Put them in tortillas, roll tortillas up, and place seam-side down in a pan. Pour the sauce over them and bake.

More Mexican Recipes with Chicken

Look at these Mexican chicken recipes that are easy to make:

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Easiest Mexican Chicken Casserole

Try this Mexican-style chicken soup:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Easy and Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

Speaking of soups, you may like this delicious creamy chicken electric pressure cooker dish (a favorite of mine):

Chicken Alfredo Pea Soup

Pressure cooker pea soup
Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pea Soup

In fact, I’m craving the Chicken Alfredo Pea Soup while I’m telling you about the recipe 🤣. It’s a chilly morning, and this chicken soup sounds good to me.

Okay, on to the chicken enchilada recipe…

I’ve made this recipe with cheese mixed in the sauce only. Other times, as in the featured photo, I add cheese on top. Do what you prefer.

The best way? Use what you have on hand. Or go ahead and purchase all varieties of cheese mentioned in the recipe.

Chicken Enchiladas with Cheese & Veggies

easy way to make chicken enchiladas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 each red bell pepper
  • 2 each poblano pepper
  • 2 each sweet onion
  • vegetable oil spray
  • 2 Cup shredded pre-cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup 2% milk lactose-free
  • 1 Can green chiles
  • 1 Cup Pepper-Jack cheese cubes
  • 1/2 Package Mexican-style grated cheese or Swiss cheese slices

Instructions

  1. Cut the veggies into thin slices, put in a skillet, and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Rosemary and Herb Seasoning.

  2. Pan fry in a large skillet sprayed with a vegetable oil spray.

  3. Set aside.

  4. Place the amount of flour tortillas you want to make into a 13”x9” rectangle baking pan.

  5. Place a spoonful of the veggies into each tortilla and roll up.

  6. Set aside.

  7. In a medium to large size pot, heat the Pepper-Jack cheese cubes, milk, chiles and cilantro on medium high and stir occasionally until boiling.

  8. When the cheese and milk mixture begins to boil, turn burner on low.

  9. Continue to stir until cheese has melted then turn burner off.

  10. Using a ladle, pour the cheese/milk mixture over each rolled-up tortilla.

  11. If using Swiss cheese, place slices over the tortillas before pouring the cheese/milk sauce over the tortillas.

  12. Sprinkle a handful of the Mexican grated cheese on top of the sauce if using the grated cheese.

  13. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

  14. If not quite done, bake approximately five more minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can use 1 or 2 of each pepper and the onion. It depends on how many enchiladas you’re making. Or, if you love lots of veggies, use 2 each.

Flour or corn tortillas can be used in this recipe, so use corn tortillas if you prefer. I make this recipe with keto-friendly, low-carb flour tortillas.

You can use 1 or 2 of each pepper and the onion. It depends on how many enchiladas you’re making. Or, if you love lots of veggies, use 2 each.

 

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