Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas


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 Recipe Video

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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

  • Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
  • Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

    two cheese covered enchiladas on a plate with a side of saladIf 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!chicken enchiladas in a casserole dish with two missing

    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!stirring buffalo sauce into a skillet of shredded chicken

    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.
    a bowl of shredded chicken

    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.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

    Servings: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 495
    Fat 31.8g
    Protein 48.3g
    Total Carbs 2.5g
    Net Carbs 2.3g

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    1. Made this last night. I loved the flavors snd the chicken was so moist snd tender. I doubled the recipe and used half Frank’s Hot Buffalo Sauce and have his regular Buffalo sauce. I thought the heat was just right, but my husband said it was burning his mouth. Next time I’ll use less of hot sauce for him. Great recipe!!

    2. Must say, I was a little cautious of this being good. I was wrong, it was GREAT last night! I even said, “I think I like this better than any enchiladas I have had at a restaurant.” Thank you for this recipe!

    3. Hi Annie,
      I soo love your site and happy to have stumbled into it. I am trying to transition my family into eating low-carb and looking for recipes that are delicious. Most of the recipes I tried before didn’t pass the taste test for my picky husband and 2 toddler boys. The recipes I tried in your site passed the test and husband didn’t think they were low carb. Is there a homemade substitute for Buffalo sauce? We live in Spain and I don’t think we have this sauce here.

      1. I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipe. Do you have Frank’s red hot sauce? There are lots of recipes on the internet for homemade buffalo sauce using Frank’s Red Hot Sauce as a base. Maybe that will work.

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