Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Recipe

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Are you craving some flavorful keto recipe full of protein, vegetables, and rich flavor? Try this colorful Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl and enjoy the perks of having a keto diet.

A keto person and a fan of Mexican cuisine? Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is a perfect dish for you. Leave alone the flavor, only the sight of this colorful dish is mouth-watering.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is loaded with chicken, vegetables, and the rich flavor of enchilada sauce that makes this dish ridiculously toothsome and irresistible. If your kids give you a hard time eating vegetables, add their veggies in the chicken enchilada and you will witness them falling in love with it!

How to Make a Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl?

First things first, make the enchilada sauce or make sure you have enough of it already. Try to make it a day ahead. Sear the chicken thighs in coconut oil, then add enchilada sauce and simmer them in this. Take out, shred, and return to the sauce. Simmer again to reduce the sauce. Transfer to a bowl, top with some of your favorite toppings and serve. The enchilada sauce takes 20 minutes while the complete recipe takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to make. (50 minutes if you have the sauce already!)

Ingredients for Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Recipe

To make a Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl, you need the following ingredients:

  • Skinless and Boneless chicken thighs = 1 lb
  • Chopped onion = ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil = 2 tbsp
  • Water = ¼ cup
  • Diced green chilies = 1-4 oz
  • Red enchilada sauce = ¾ cup

For Enchilada Sauce:

  • Unsalted chicken broth = 3 cups
  • Pure chili powder = 2 tbsp
  • Granulated garlic = ½ tsp
  • Tomato paste = 3 tbsp
  • Instant coffee powder = ¼ tsp
  • Ground cinnamon = 1 pinch
  • Bay leaf = 1
  • Salt = ½ tsp
  • Sweet paprika = 1 tbsp
  • Ground clove = 1 pinch
  • Dried oregano = 1 tsp
  • Low carb sugar = ½ tsp
  • Onion powder = ½ tsp
  • Chipotle chili powder = ¼ tsp
  • Ground cumin = 2 tsp

For Topping:

  • Chopped roma tomato = 1
  • Chopped pickled jalapenos = ¼ cup
  • Diced whole avocado = 1
  • Sour cream = ½ cup
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese = 1 cup

Step-by-Step Guide for Making Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Recipe

Follow this step-by-step guide to make Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl:

Step 1

First, make the enchilada sauce by adding all of its ingredients in a large frying pan. Keep stirring from time to time and simmer it on a medium heat. Keep simmering until the sauce reduces to 2 cups. Let it cool so that it thickens.

Step 2

Then take a Dutch oven and add coconut oil to it. On medium heat, melt the fat. Then add chicken thighs to the hot coconut oil and sear them until light brown. 

Step 3 

Add water and ¾ cup of thickened enchilada sauce. Mix them and add green chilis and onion. Lessen the heat, cover the Dutch oven, and simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes until chicken thighs are tender and cooked thoroughly.

Step 4

Take out the chicken from the sauce carefully. Place it on a clean working surface and shred it. Return the shredded chicken to the sauce. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 10 minutes (do not cover the pot this time) and reduce the sauce a little.

Step 5

Dish out the flavored chicken mixture and top it with Roma tomato, pickled jalapenos, avocado, Sour cream, and mild cheddar cheese. Add some other toppings if you want. Scrumptious Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is ready. Bon Appetit!

Recipe Tips 

  1. You can make the enchilada sauce one day before and refrigerate it.
  2. Store the leftover enchilada sauce for later use.
  3. If you are using the leftover enchilada sauce, first reheat it and make sure that it is in good condition to use.
  4. Serve with cauliflower rice.
  5. Add some keto vegetables to your enchiladas bowl and increase its flavor as well as nutritional value.
  6. You can also customize your toppings.

FAQs

Can I make a dairy-free version of Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl?

It is so simple to make the dairy-free version of this recipe. Since the only dairy product used is sour cream, just replace it with dairy-free cream and enjoy your dairy-free Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl.

Can I add other meat instead of chicken?

You can add any other protein of your choice whether it is pork, shrimp, fish, or beef.

For how long does the leftover Keto Chicken Enchilada stay good in the refrigerator?

If properly stored, it stays good for a maximum of 3 days.

Closing

Keto Chicken Enchilada is a beautiful and mouth-watering recipe. It is packed with flavors, and nutrition and makes you feel full. And when you are getting such a hearty meal staying on your keto diet, why say no? Try this recipe and upgrade your keto menu with an undeniably delicious recipe!

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Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Recipe

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is loaded with chicken, vegetables, and the rich flavor of enchilada sauce that makes this dish ridiculously toothsome and irresistible. If your kids give you a hard time eating vegetables, add their veggies in the chicken enchilada and you will witness them falling in love with it!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 570 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Skinless and Boneless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup Chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1-4 oz Diced green chilies
  • ¾ cup Red enchilada sauce
For Enchilada Sauce:
  • 3 cups Unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Pure chili powder
  • ½ tsp Granulated garlic
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp Instant coffee powder
  • 1 pinch Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch Ground clove
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • ½ tsp Low carb sugar
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
For Topping:
  • 1 Chopped roma tomato
  • ¼ cup Chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 Diced whole avocado
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 1 cup Shredded mild cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • First, make the enchilada sauce by adding all of its ingredients in a large frying pan. Keep stirring from time to time and simmer it on a medium heat. Keep simmering until the sauce reduces to 2 cups. Let it cool so that it thickens.
  • Then take a Dutch oven and add coconut oil to it. On medium heat, melt the fat. Then add chicken thighs to the hot coconut oil and sear them until light brown. 
  • Add water and ¾ cup of thickened enchilada sauce. Mix them and add green chilis and onion. Lessen the heat, cover the Dutch oven, and simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes until chicken thighs are tender and cooked thoroughly.
  • Take out the chicken from the sauce carefully. Place it on a clean working surface and shred it. Return the shredded chicken to the sauce. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 10 minutes (do not cover the pot this time) and reduce the sauce a little.
  • Dish out the flavored chicken mixture and top it with Roma tomato, pickled jalapenos, avocado, Sour cream, and mild cheddar cheese. Add some other toppings if you want. Scrumptious Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is ready. Bon Appetit!

Nutrition

Calories: 570kcal
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