05.02.17

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

One of my favorite store bought products ever invented is Siete Tortillas and Chips. You guys, I am NOT even sponsored by them I just love them that much. I’m sure most of you have tried them by now but, if you haven’t hop to it.. they are fantastic! (I buy mine at Whole Foods). As a Texan, tacos and chips and salsa are real staples to me and, it is so wonderful to be able to indulge in my favorites without the guilt. 

These enchiladas are perfect for Cinco De Mayo coming up on Friday. Make a big batch of shredded chicken or beef in your crockpot in the morning, a big batch of my Chipotle Enchilada Sauce, then throw together these enchiladas for dinner in no time!! Your friends will love them, especially with a nice cold margarita on the rocks! 🙂

 

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
For the Enchiladas
  1. 3 cups shredded chicken
  2. 2 cups Homemade Chipotle Enchila Sauce
  3. 8-10 Siete Almond Flour Tortillas
  4. 1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  5. Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving
For the Shredded Chicken (or use your own pre-shredded chicken)
  1. 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  2. salt and pepper, to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  4. 1/4 cup chicken broth
  5. 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
To prepare the shredded chicken in the crockpot
  1. Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of a crockpot. Season them generously with salt and pepper and the cumin. Also add in the red onion and the chicken broth. Toss to coat everything evenly. Cover crockpot and cook until chicken easily shreds using two forks (You can cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 4-6 hours).
  2. When the chicken is done -- Using two forks, shred the chicken and place it back into the crockpot on "Warm" until ready to use, or store it in the fridge for up to a week to use in recipes.
For the Enchiladas
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a casserole dish, ladle about 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom and spread it out so it evenly coats the bottom of the dish.
  3. Now, gently roll up the shredded chicken in tortillas with desired amount of meat and place each tortilla seam side down in the casserole dish. (if you're having a hard time rolling your almond flour tortillas, pop them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds to help warm them up before rolling. Almond flour tortillas tend to break easily, so if you have a few little cracks don't worry, it will all come together when baking in the sauce and still taste great).
  4. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese (optional), and place back in the oven until cheese has melted, about 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, serve and enjoy!!
Notes
  1. You can fill these enchiladas with cooked ground beef, ground turkey, or shredded beef if you'd prefer!! Anything goes well with this sauce!
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  • Michelle Phillips
    May 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Do these freeze well? If so, do you put them in the oven first or just straight to the freezer without cooking them.

    • Alex
      May 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      With this recipe, you could do it either way! I suggest just freezing it without cooking it!