LOW CARB CHICKEN ZUCCHINI ENCHILADAS RECIPE

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The bold truth: You won’t even miss tortillas with this low carb Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas Recipe. The trick is to use a y shaped vegetable peeler to peel wide thin strips of zucchini.

You don’t just want to start on a whole zucchini, halve it lengthwise, then peel strips. These are your tortillas. Next drain them on paper towels; the more moisture you release, the better off your enchiladas will be.

Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas

Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp . extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion (, chopped)
  • kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic (, minced)
  • 2 tsp . ground cumin
  • 2 tsp . chili powder
  • 3 c . Shredded chicken
  • 1⅓ c . red enchilada sauce
  • 4 large zucchini (, halved lengthwise)
  • 1 c . Shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1 c . shredded Cheddar
  • Sour cream (, for drizzling)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (, for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  2. Add onion and season with salt. Cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic, cumin, and chili powder and stir until combined. Add shredded chicken and 1 cup enchilada sauce and stir until saucy.
  3. On a cutting board, use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to make thin slices of zucchini. Lay out three, slightly overlapping, and place a spoonful of chicken mixture on top. Roll up and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining zucchini and chicken mixture.
  4. Spoon remaining ⅓ cup enchilada sauce over zucchini enchiladas and sprinkle with cheddar and Monterey Jack.
  5. Bake until melty, 20 minutes.
  6. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro and serve.

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