Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Coming at you today with this low carb version of chicken enchiladas! All the flavor, no flour wraps. This comes together pretty quickly, and you can always add some fun toppings like avocado, sour cream, etc. I always make homemade guac and top with that and cojita cheese. Because everything is better with cojita. It is science.

What You Need

Chicken Breasts (I had about a pound, I sliced them thin for even cooking)

1 TBSP Olive Oil

2 TSP Chili Powder

3/4 TSP Sea Salt

1/4 TSP Garlic Powder

1 TBSP Butter

1 TSP Minced Garlic

1/4 Cup chopped onion

1/2 TSP Cumin

1/2 TSP Oregano

1/2 TSP Paprika

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1/3 Cup Water

1 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar

Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Mix Cheese


1/2 Bag Frozen Cauliflower Rice

What You Do

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Heat olive oil in pan over medium high heat, season chicken breasts with salt, garlic powder and chili powder and sear in the pan for 2-3 minutes on each side.

In a small pot or skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until the onion begins to soften.

Stir in the remaining seasonings to the pan (chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika and salt)

Add the tomato sauce, water and apple cider vinegar, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Move the chicken the to the side of the large pan you seared it in, pour sauce over top. Next to the chicken, add cauliflower rice. Place pan in oven for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle the chicken with as much cheddar/Mexican mix cheese as you like, and sprinkle entire skillet including the rice with either cilantro spice or fresh chopped cilantro. Place back in oven for an additional 3 minutes until the cheese melts.


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  • Reply Dani March 23, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I agree, cheese DOES make everything better! This looks delicious, and I think I have all the ingredients at home- hurray! Thanks for the dinner idea!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent March 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    What did we do before cauliflower rice? mmmm

  • Reply SMD March 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    This looks delicious. I have some frozen cauliflower as we speak.

  • Reply Biana March 24, 2021 at 8:20 am

    YUM!! This looks delicious! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Kate March 24, 2021 at 11:06 am

    YUM! Yes to cheese and of course garlic <3

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 24, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    This looks fantastic. I really do need to try new recipes!

  • Reply Danielle Butler March 24, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    This sounds really good and way healthier too. I need to get my husband on board with making this with me.

  • Reply Sierra March 25, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Cheese is something that’s really hard for me to give up. I can go without the wraps. This looks so good!

  • Reply laura March 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Saving this! Never ever ever giving up cheese!!

  • Reply Carly March 29, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    This looks so good and sounds so easy! I am finally eating real cheese again (so far, so good)!

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