Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
These Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are the latest dish I’ve made using my Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, and these enchiladas were really delicious. This recipe is also low-glycemic and South Beach Diet Phase Two. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
These Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
turned out perfectly in the casserole crock, and my brother Rand (who’s staying at my house) has been gobbling up the leftovers. Kara reported that they were definitely a hit at her house as well.
I made these twice, with two different varieties of Mission Carb Balance Tortillas and two different blends of cheese. I preferred Carb Balance White Tortillas and Kirkland 4-Cheese Mexican Blend Cheese, so that’s what I’ll recommend in the recipe (and the Costco Mexican Blend cheese did melt a little better than the Monterey Jack-Cheddar blend you see in these photos.)
One thing I love about the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
is how you can put it in a hot oven when the slow cooker is done to get a little more browning of the finished dish, but that step is completely optional. Of course if you don’t want to buy a Casserole Crock, you can certainly make these low-carb enchiladas in a large 6 or 7 quart oval slow cooker, but the enchiladas will be more crowded; you might have to stack them up in an oval slow cooker.
You could also bake these enchiladas in the oven using instruction from this recipe
if you don’t want to use a slow cooker. Note that recipes uses bigger tortillas for 8 larger enchiladas.
Combine the red enchilada sauce and salsa and simmer on low until it’s reduced to 2 1/2 cups. Shred chicken apart. Mix part of the sauce, sour cream, part of the cheese and the shredded chicken to make the filling.
These are the Carb Balance tortillas I used, but use any low-carb tortilla that you like. Lay out 10 tortillas and divide the chicken mixture among them. Spray the casserole crock insert with non-stick spray and spread out about 1/4 cup sauce, then roll up the enchiladas and lay them in the slow cooker.
Spread the remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas and top with the cheese. Cook on high about 2 1/2 hours, or slightly longer if they don’t seem done after that time. (I might have rushed mine a little!)
You can brown the enchiladas in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes if you’d like the top more browned. Serve hot, with sour cream on the side to add at the table. I think Spicy Mexican Slaw
would be a wonderful side dish for a low-carb meal.
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
(Makes 10 enchilada; one enchilada is probably a serving for most people. Recipe created by Kalyn and tested with Jake
I made these low-carb enchiladas in the new Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
, which features a crockery insert in the shape of a casserole dish. You could make this in a large 5-6 quart oval slow cooker, but you might have to stack up the enchiladas to fit them all.
1/2 cup salsa (I used Pace Picante Sauce Medium; look for low-sugar salsa)
2 cans (15 oz. each) red enchilada sauce (Look for the sauce with the lowest carbs; you can also use a 28 oz. can if you find that. Mexican brands usually have the best flavor.)
5-6 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 2 pounds)
1 cup sour cream, light or regular
1 1/2 cups + 1 1/2 cups finely grated cheese blend (I liked Kirkland 4-Cheese Mexican Blend Cheese best of the two kinds I tried for this recipe)
10 low-carb flour tortillas (I liked Carb Balance White Tortillas best of the two kinds I tried, but the Whole Wheat Carb Balance Tortillas were a little lower in carbs.)
thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
extra sour cream, for serving
Put the 1/2 cup salsa and 28-30 ounces of red enchilada sauce in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the sauce is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 25-30 minutes. (Stir it a few times so it doesn’t stick on the bottom.) While the sauce reduces, shred the chicken apart and measure out the sour cream and cheese.
When the sauce mixture has reduced, put the shredded chicken into a bowl and gently mix in 1 cup sauce, 1 cup sour cream, and 1 1/2 cups grated cheese. Lay the 10 tortillas out on the counter (on cutting boards or paper towels) and divide the filling mixture among the 10 tortillas.
Spray the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
with non-stick spray and spread about 1/4 cup of the sauce over the bottom of the slow cooker. Roll up each enchilada as tightly as you can and lay them side-by-side in the slow cooker. (You’ll have to squish them together to get all 10 enchiladas in, but it will work.) Spread the rest of the sauce over the top of the rolled enchiladas and top them with the other 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese.
Cook on high for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, or until enchiladas are bubbling and the cheese is nicely melted. (If a lot of moisture gathers on the lid of the casserole crock, I remove the lid halfway and dump that liquid in the sink.) If you’re using the Casserole Crock you might want to brown the top of the finished enchiladas in a 400F/200C oven for 10-15 minutes but that step is completely optional. (Crock-Pot does not recommend broiling for the Casserole Crock insert.)
Serve hot, garnished with green onions and with additional sour cream to add at the table if desired.
Extra enchiladas could be frozen, although we haven’t had any left yet to freeze. I reheat them in the microwave for about a minute, then sprinkle on some cheese and heat for a minute more. Delicious!
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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
The South Beach Diet
would recommend using low-fat cheese and sour cream for this recipe but other Low-Carb
diets might prefer full-fat dairy, so take your choice on that. As long as you use low-carb tortillas and choose salsa and enchilada sauce that’s low in carbs, this should be a relatively carb-conscious dish. For the South Beach Diet this would be limited to phase 2 or 3 due to the flour tortillas.
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