Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

by KetoFocus.com
5 Stars (2 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

495

Calories

31.8g

Fat

48.3g

Protein

2.3

Net Carbs

Keto buffalo chicken enchiladas are finger-licking twist on the spicy Mexican casserole. This 30 minute meal combines chicken, creamy buffalo sauce and blue cheese to create an easy low carb dinner the whole family will love.

Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 slices deli chicken meat
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
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  • 2
    In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter and melt over medium high heat. Add chicken and 1/2 cup buffalo sauce. Simmer until sauce has thickened.
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  • 3
    Remove skillet from heat, stir in lemon juice, sour cream and cream cheese. Combine until smooth.
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  • 4
    In a seperate bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter using a microwave or a small saucepan. Add remaining buffalo sauce and water. Stir to combine.
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  • 5
    Pour 1/3 of buffalo sauce mixture to the bottom of a 3-quart casserole dish.
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    Take one slice of chicken and scoop a large spoonful of buffalo chicken mixture to the center of the chicken slice. Roll and place seam side down along the edge of the casserole dish. Continue with remaining chicken slices.
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  • 7
    Pour remaining buffalo sauce mixture on top of enchiladas.
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  • 8
    Top with shredded cheese and blue cheese.
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  • 9
    Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Top with sliced green onions.
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Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

two cheese covered enchiladas on a plate with a side of salad

If you look at my keto recipes, it’s obvious we love making keto enchiladas. They are easy to make, the whole family loves them, and they are something I can prep up ahead of time and freeze. These keto buffalo chicken enchiladas are a fun take on the classic Mexican casserole.

Creamy buffalo sauce is smoothered over pre-cooked chicken and rolled in a protein tortilla, aka sliced deli chicken, topped with a buttery buffalo wing sauce and coated with two types of cheese – Mexican blend and blue cheese.

This entire meal can come together in less than 30 minutes. It’s the ideal keto dinner recipe for busy nights!

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Is Buffalo Sauce Keto?

Yes, buffalo sauce is keto friendly. If you look at the nutrition label, most of them contain zero carbs. I use this buffalo sauce by Noble Made, but you can find Frank’s Buffalo Sauce in pretty much all grocery stores. The main takeaway is to look for a buffalo sauce that doesn’t contain any added sugars or carbs.

To make the buffalo sauce even more keto approved, we add a couple tablespoons of butter to the sauce. This punches up the flavor and adds some extra fat to help keep us full!

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Chicken Slices for Protein Tortillas

One of the easiest and most accessable options for a keto tortilla is to use deli chicken slices. I usually have sliced chicken on hand for my kids. I’m always make some sort of low carb lasagna or casserole so I try to keep at least a half a pound of sliced chicken on hand. If you don’t have chicken, turkey or ham works too!

Another good reason to use sliced chicken as your torillas when making keto buffalo chicken enchiladas is that it provides a little extra protein to the dish without adding extra carbs.

a couple rows of enchiladas in a casserole dish while grabbing sliced deli meat

Other Keto Tortilla Substitutions

If you didn’t want to use deli chicken slices to make your buffalo chicken enchiladas, I have some other keto-friendly options for you.

  • Cheese wraps – Have you heard of Folio Cheese Wraps? They are large 100% cheese sheets that can easily roll and wrap around your enchilada mixture.
  • Keto Tortillas – There are some brands that are making keto tortillas. Mission is a common brand that you can find at the grocery store. There are around 6 grams net carbs per tortilla; however, they are made from wheat protein and are not gluten free. If you are avoiding gluten, it’s best to avoid this option. Another keto tortilla I found that is gluten free is by Julian Bakery
  • Cabbage – I don’t really care for this option but many people do like the flavor the cabbage leaves provide.
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30 Minute Keto Dinner

I love designing easy keto recipes for busy families. Since our family is always on the go, I rely on simple dinners that can either be prepped ahead of time or made quickly when I get home from work. This keto buffalo enchilada recipe does just that. Plus, it uses pre-cooked chicken. If I have some shredded chicken leftover that I made in the instant pot or swing by the grocery store and pick up a rotisserie chicken, I can make this dinner in minutes without adding on additional time to cook the chicken.

If you only have raw chicken, you can still make this recipe. Just cook the chicken in the butter until cooked through. This will add on an additional 8-10 minutes to your night.

Freezer Safe & Storage Info

Even better than being easy to prepare, this keto dinner recipe is also freezer safe! You can assemble the entire enchilada casserole and before baking, just cover and freeze for up to a month. To cook from frozen bake at 400 degrees for 45 – 60 minutes.

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