Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas (Keto Zucchini Enchilada Boats), is a super delicious recipe I know you'll love! With melted cheese, zucchini, and a delicious green chili enchilada sauce these easy healthy chicken enchiladas are low carb and keto-friendly!
This is the perfect healthy dinner recipe that you’re family will love. Try this easy zucchini recipe for dinner tonight!
You'll Love Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
These low carb green chili chicken enchiladas with zucchini are one of my favorite recipes. I love the balance of spicy and creamy melted cheese.
Traditional chicken enchiladas are made with cooked and then pulled chicken. This would taste equally delicious but with ground chicken, you can save a couple of steps!
This recipe uses zucchini instead of corn tortillas which is a great low carb option. Because I am the only one on a ketogenic diet in my house it's great to have a keto chicken enchilada recipe that works for everyone. There is nothing that will make me fall off the "diet train" faster than having to make multiple meals.
I have started doing something some people might find weird! 🙂 One of my kids does not like zucchini so I actually substituted a couple of corn tortillas in place of the zucchini.
Then I just rolled up some chicken filling and placed it in the baking dish with the zucchini boats. From there I continued with the recipe and topped it with enchilada sauce and cheese, and baked right alongside the zucchini. It worked brilliantly! 🙂
Ingredients and Tools
Here are the ingredients you'll need ot make keto enchiladas with zucchini:
Green chili chicken enchilada zucchini boats are made with simple ingredients that you can really find anywhere. Here are the ingredients that you will need:
- Zucchini, sliced lengthwise
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Ground chicken
- Seeking Good Eat's Copycat Taco Seasoning Mix, or 1 store-bought taco seasoning packet
- Cream cheese (at room temperature)
- Sour cream
- Queso fresco
- Seeking Good Eat's Green Enchilada Sauce or store-bought variety
- Jack cheese (mozzarella is fine too)
Zucchini chicken enchilada boats are very easy to make. It's really just three steps. You start by baking your zucchini, and while the zucchini is baking you make your chicken enchilada filling.
The filling is made with chicken, taco seasoning, three kinds of cheese, and green enchilada sauce. Once the zucchini are baked and tender they are ready for you to spoon in the filling. Once you've filled the zucchini with filling, top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
Bake for another 20 minutes or so until ingredients are hot and cheese is bubbly.
Here are the steps to make these super delicious keto zucchini enchilada boats:
Steps to Making Keto Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
There are three main steps to making this yummy tasty dish.
Prep and Bake The Zucchini
Grease a 13 x 9 casserole dish with olive oil, butter, or nonstick spray.
Start by slicing your zucchini lengthwise, then scoop out the center of the zucchini with a spoon. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the zucchini and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes, or until zucchini are tender when pierced with a fork.
Start on your filling while the zucchini is baking...
Make Your Delicious Filling
In a skillet over medium-high heat and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cook your ground chicken until done.
Mix in taco seasoning with water, stirring until combined.
Then add cream cheese, sour cream, queso fresco, green enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of jack cheese to the pan. Combine all ingredients until the cream cheese is melted.
Cover filling and keep warm until zucchini is done.
Assemble Your Boats and Bake
Once zucchini is done baking, remove from oven and spoon warm chicken mixture into each boat. Top with remaining green enchilada sauce and then the remaining 1 cup of jack cheese.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through and cheese is bubbly.
Plate it and serve with your favorite toppings - sour cream, salsa verde, guacamole, and cilantro are my favorites!
Check out our homemade Guacamole Recipe! It's SO GOOD and fresh. My family eats this up like crazy!
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