This quick and easy, healthy chicken enchilada recipe is gluten free, and low carb, thanks to a secret ingredient: egg white “tortillas!
A Secret Ingredient Keeps These Chicken Enchiladas Gluten Free, Low Carb & High Protein!
- Yield: 2
- Prep Time: 30 hr
- Cooking Time: 10 hr
- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, shredded (about 1 cup)
- 2 cups Liquid egg whites
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ small onion, chopped (about ¼ cup)
- ½ tablespoon garlic, minced
- ½ cup fire roasted tomatoes, blended in a food processor
- 3 tablespoons salsa
- ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup frozen corn, if frozen, thawed
- ½ cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup enchilada sauce
- For the Avocado Crema:
- ¼ cup avocado, about half a large avocado
- ¼ cup plain greek non fat yogurt
- salt and pepper, to taste
- For the enchiladas:
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the chicken breast until it is no longer pink inside, about 15-20 minutes. Using two forks, shred the chicken and set aside to cool.
- reheat your oven to 400°F and spray a small baking dish (mine was 6x8) with cooking spray, set aside.
- Spray a small, non-stick, frying pan with cooking spray and heat on high. Once hot, turn down the heat to medium/low and slowly pour ½ cup of liquid egg whites in, covering with a tight fitting lid. Cook until the top of the whites are just set and slightly bubbly (about 2-3 minutes). Remove the lid, carefully flip the egg whites and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the “tortilla” is cooked. Slide onto a plate and repeat with the remaining 1 ½ cup egg whites.
- While the egg whites are cooking, heat the ½ Tablespoon oil in a large pan on medium/high heat. Cook the chopped onion and garlic until soft, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the blended tomatoes, salsa, chili powder, cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes, if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- To assemble:
- Take one egg white “tortilla” and place 2 Tablespoons of the tomato sauce in a line along the bottom portion. Top with 1 Tablespoon of the thawed corn and ¼ cup of shredded chicken. Roll up tightly and place in the prepared baking dish, securing with a toothpick if needed. Repeat for the remaining enchiladas.
- Pour the enchiladas sauce evenly over the dish and top with the grated cheese.
- Bake until the cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes.
- While the enchiladas bake, add the avocado and Greek yogurt into a small food processor, and blend until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve the enchiladas hot with the avocado crema and cilantro.
Source: Healthy Chicken Enchilada Recipe on Food Faith Fitness