Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

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How to Make Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Bring all the authentic flavors home and have dinner ready in 30 minutes with this dairy-free Paleo chicken enchiladas recipe!

Most nights, I keep dinner pretty basic, but once or twice a week, I like to get a little creative in the kitchen. Before the start of the week, I always ask my family what meals they’d like to eat. Most week’s it’s the same; spaghetti, burgers, chicken tenders, and tacos (recipe coming 4/10/2020), but this week the husband requested enchiladas.

One of the biggest complaints I get from other parents is the time it takes to prep and cook ‘healthier‘ meals. So, for these enchiladas, I decided to use store-bought ingredients. 

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Managing a family of picky eaters and playing tango with time is stressful enough. Planning, prepping, and preparing shouldn’t be a chore or stressful, it should be fun and enjoyable.

I know what you’re thinking, how can store-bought ingredients be Paleo? Thankfully, brands like Siete (and many others) offer Paleo-approved and Whole30 products like the ones the featured in this recipe; tortillas, taco seasoning, cashew cheese, and enchilada sauce. 

To save you time in the kitchen, I used Siete’s products, but feel free to make your favorite homemade versions of the above mentioned! This dish does pack a little heat, so it may not be the best for young children – but I can guarantee your significant other will love it. 😉

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How to Make Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Here’s what you’ll need to make your chicken enchiladas:

avocado oil

chicken, diced

homemade taco seasoning

diced green chilis, drained

Siete enchilada sauce (or homemade), divided

Siete tortillas

Siete cashew cheese sauce

green onions, diced

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a spatula, spread 1 tablespoon (or more) of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the 11×7-inch edged baking dish and set on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet.

2. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until the oil starts to shimmer.

3. Add in diced chicken and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked and oblique all the way through.

4. Turn the heat off and stir in the taco seasoning, followed by the green chilis, and then 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce until chicken is coated.

5. Assemble the tortillas one at a time by placing 1/4 cup chicken into the tortilla, rolling, and placing the seam side down into the prepared baking dish. Continue this step until each tortilla is filled.

6. Top tortillas with cheese sauce, the remaining 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, and sprinkle the diced green onions over the top.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to marinate. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

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How to Store Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days in the refrigerator. Or meal prep the week’s lunches by storing desired portions into individual airtight containers and store in the refrigerator. When you are ready to head out the door, simply grab a container and go!

This is a great meal to make for a new mom or someone needing a little extra help preparing and cooking meals. I do not suggest freezing this dish as the tortillas will become too soggy. You can make this dish ahead of time and place in the oven when ready to eat.

Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Large Skillet – I love my stainless steel pans and skillet I don’t have to worry about chemical breakdowns, and toxicity from Teflon coated products.

11×7-inch Edged Baking Dish – 11×7-inch baking glass is the perfect size to secure house eight Siete tortillas.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

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Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers (with cauliflower rice) – A Paleo take on the traditional stuffed peppers, but with a grain-free and dairy-free twist

Simple Salmon – Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight meal or a simple and elegant meal for date night, you’ll find the best of both worlds in this 15-minute salmon dish.

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is perfect for cooking at high temperatures because of it’s high smoke point.

Chicken – Pasture-raised chickens are always best!

Enchilada Sauce – For quick meal prep, I use Siete’s red enchilada sauce. If you can not find a Paleo compliant enchilada sauce, you can use a homemade version. My favorite homemade enchilada recipe is by A Clean Bake.

Taco Seasoning – One serving of my homemade taco seasoning blend (Or one packet of Siete’s taco seasoning blend) will add all the flavors this dish needs!

Green Chilis – I use canned chilis for this recipe, but feel free to use fresh! (It’s hard to find fresh produce in Wisconsin during certain seasons).

Cashew Cheese – For quick meal prep, I use Siete’s Cashew Queso. They also offer a Spicy Blanco cashew cheese as well. There are other Paleo cheese options on the market, including making your own, if time allows.

Tortillas – Siete’s tortillas fit perfectly into an 11×7-inch baking dish! I’ve found making homemade tortillas, they always come out inconsistent and too small for this recipe.

Green Onions – Local or organic produce is always best. If you can not source either, buying conventional produce will work! It’s best to wash all produce before using!

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Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Bring all the authentic flavors home and have dinner ready in 30 minutes with this dairy-free Paleo chicken enchilada recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 88kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • 11×7-Inch Edged Baking Dish

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a spatula, spread 1 tablespoon (or more) of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the 11×7-inch edged baking dish and set on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until the oil starts to shimmer.
  • Add in diced chicken and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked and oblique all the way through.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the taco seasoning, followed by the green chilis, and then 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce until chicken is coated.
  • Assemble the tortillas one at a time by placing 1/4 cup chicken into the tortilla, rolling, and placing the seam side down into the prepared baking dish. Continue this step until each tortilla is filled.
  • Top tortillas with cheese sauce, the remaining 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, and sprinkle the diced green onions over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to marinate. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

 
Serve your enchiladas with a side of guacamole, shredded cabbage, sliced black olives, and any additional toppings your family loves!

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.