Chicken Enchiladas with Cheese Tortilla Shells Low-Carb Recipe
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Keto Chicken Enchiladas with Cheese Tortilla Wraps

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An enchilada is basically a corn tortilla filled with some type of meat and covered with hot sauce. Traditional enchiladas are not keto-friendly because the shell contains too many carbs.

When it comes to making low-carb and gluten-free versions of enchiladas, the corn tortilla can be replaced with zucchini slices or cheese shells.

We have made our keto-friendly version of chicken enchiladas using zucchini slices before. You can check our recipe here!

Today, we have made another keto-friendly version of enchiladas using cheese shells as tortillas. This recipe is very versatile. Once you make the shell, you can fill it with any low-carb foods of your choice.

keto chicken cheese enchiladas

Cheese has always been a favorite food in the keto community. A combination of cheeses is a gourmand’s feast. Cheese is low in carbs and a great source of fat and protein. It contains high amounts of calcium, phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin, vitamins A and B12.

Our tortillas are made of cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Yes, they are entirely made of cheese! The filling is made of chicken with sauce. Hot sauce is a good way to flavor your chicken without too many calories or carbs.


We also top it up with sour cream and the herb cilantro, which possesses good amounts of essential oils, antioxidants, and vitamins. It also gives our enchiladas a beautiful aroma.

You can also use iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and diced onions as toppings to further enhance the antioxidant and vitamin content. You can’t go wrong with these delicious wraps!

Let’s Do It!

Mix cheddar and mozzarella in a bowl and divide them by 2 for 2 tortillas.

mix shredded cheddar mozzarella

Fry cheese mixture for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts (you can also bake it in the oven too). Set aside and let it slightly cool. Meanwhile, enjoy the delicious smell of melted cheese.

cheese tortilla wraps

To prepare the fillings, shred cooked chicken meat then season it with hot sauce, chili flakes, salt.

shred chicken with hot sauce

Spoon the chicken fillings into the cheese tortilla. Roll it up.

roll chicken inside tortillas

Pour some green enchilada sauce on top (or aside) with sour cream, and sprinkle a little bit of chopped cilantro. You can also make your own enchilada sauce using this recipe.

Serve them immediately and enjoy!

low carb chicken cheese enchiladas



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Keto Cheese Tortilla Enchiladas

This low-carb chicken enchilada recipe with tortilla wraps is made with 100% cheese for a very delicious dish for cheese-lovers!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword chicken enchiladas, keto enchiladas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 549kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup chicken meat cooked, shredded
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp green enchilada sauce
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp cilantro chopped


  • In a bowl, mix shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  • In another bowl, combine shredded cooked chicken, hot sauce, chili flakes and salt. Set aside.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat, add ¼ of the shredded cheese mixture and fry for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place seasoned chicken into cheese tortilla and roll the cheese like a tortilla-style roll.
  • Divide rolls between serving plates, pour over with green enchilada sauce, top with sour cream, sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve immediately.



*Other toppings you can try are green onions, green or black olives, and jalapenos. Instead of chicken filling, you can try beef or pulled pork.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Cheese Tortilla Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 1377mg57%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1319IU26%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 712mg71%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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