Low Carb Keto Cabbage Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas

Low Carb Keto Cabbage Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas

If there is one thing I've learned on this low carb adventure, it is this:

When in doubt, wrap it in cabbage. 

So far my most popular recipes are, somewhat surprisingly, cabbage wrapped pork dumplings and stuffed cabbage rolls.  And I aim to please, so today I came up with a recipe for cabbage wrapped chicken enchiladas.     

And the enchiladas turned out really well.

Especially compared to normal people food.  Normal enchiladas have carb counts of anywhere from 40-60g per serving.  But these little veggie packed beauties only have 3.5g net carb per enchilada.  Muy bueno!  

 Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

To make these low carb cabbage wrapped chicken enchiladas, you begin with the enchilada sauce.

You mix up a quick sauce using canned tomato sauce and Mexican spices.  Then you boil some savoy cabbage leaves and fill them with a mixture of pulled chicken, cheese and some of the enchilada sauce.  Cover the enchiladas with more sauce and cheese and then bake until the cheese is all melty and delicious.  And you are done.    

It's just one more low carb recipe brought to you by the mighty power of cabbage.

 Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Low Carb Keto Cabbage Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

enchilada sauce:

  • 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

enchilada filling:

7 savoy cabbage leaves (from one head of cabbage)

Instructions

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and set a large pot of water to boil.

2.  Add all enchilada sauce ingredients to a medium sized sauce pan and bring to a low simmer.  Simmer until ready to use.

3.  Add the cabbage leaves to the pot of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from water and dry the leaves.

6.  Take a sharp paring knife and slice half of the hard middle rib off of the cabbage leaves.  This is to make the leaves thinner and more pliable.  (see picture) 

 Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

5.  For the filling, mix chicken with 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.

6.  Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce over the bottom of an 11 x 7 inch casserole dish.

7.  Add 1/3 cup filling to the middle of a cabbage leaf.  Roll the thin sides of the leaves in.  Roll the rib side next, like you would a burrito.  Arrange the enchiladas in the casserole dish.  (see picture)

 Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchilada Recipe

8.  Pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the enchiladas.  Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella on top.  

9.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese melts. 

SERVINGS: 3 1/2

PREP TIME: 15 MIN  COOK TIME: 30 MIN  

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Serving Size: 2 enchiladas   Calories 360 Fat 16g Protein 46g Carb 11g Fiber 4g Net Carbs 7g

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