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January 3, 2019 by Dominic

If you thought that Keto enchiladas were off the table, think again! Thanks to a couple shortcut ingredients, you can whip a tasty batch of this Mexican favorite in no time at all!

In most traditional enchilada recipes, the delicious filling is stuffed inside corn tortillas. You could easily swap this out for a low carb tortilla, but I know not everyone includes those in their diet.

Easy Keto Enchiladas Preparation

My version uses something a little different — sliced chicken deli meat. I’ll be honest, chicken is not a deli meat I buy regularly. To me, it tends to smell a little funky and it’s a little off-putting. In this recipe, however, you can’t even taste or smell it! It’s the perfect vehicle for all of the delicious flavors we’re going to add in. This recipe is also gluten-free and suitable for those with Celiac disease, as well!

Easy Keto Enchiladas Recipe

Keto Enchiladas Recipe

You can't go wrong with a batch of my Keto Enchiladas -- one bite and you're hooked!

4.95 from 19 votes


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 370kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 375º F.
  • Begin by preheating a skillet to medium-high heat. Add in ground beef and begin to brown the meat.
  • While meat is cooking, add in green chiles, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir to combine.
  • Once the meat is cooked through, put the skillet on the back burner and let cool.
  • While the beef mixture is cooling, spoon about 1/4 of your enchilada sauce on the bottom of a loaf pan. This will help prevent sticking.
  • Lay out each individual slice of chicken in preparation for filling.
  • Spoon the beef mixture onto each slice of chicken and roll like a cigar. Place each roll seam-side down in the loaf pan. The amount of filling will vary depending on the size of your deli meat.
  • Do this for all slices until you have a full loaf pan. Add any excess meat mixture directly on top of the rolled enchiladas.
  • Cover the entire dish with the remainder of the enchilada sauce. Then add the cheese on top.
  • Pop into the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is done to your preference.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Keto Enchiladas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I love to finish mine with a big dallop of sour cream and a sprinkling of cilantro before eating. You can also serve this over cauliflower rice to make it a more complete meal!

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Keto Enchiladas Tips

  • The chicken deli meat can be a little delicate, so be careful when filling and rolling. I tend to use the Applegate Farms brand because it will keep a while unopened in the refrigerator. Even if it tears a little bit, you can just piece it together. It’s going to get covered with cheese and sauce, anyways!
  • While my recipe calls for red enchilada sauce, experiment with other varieties, such as green!
  • The carb count for enchilada sauces do vary by company, so always check the labels. I find that most are 2g-3g carbs per serving.
  • Another fun variation — make chicken enchiladas! Instead of beef, use shredded chicken breast or rotisserie chicken as the base for the filling.
  • In the mood for something creamy and comforting? My Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder is equally easy and yummy!
  • If convenience is more your thing, I really enjoy the low carb enchiladas offered by Real Good Foods. They are becoming more widely available in grocery stores and also use chicken in place of a tortilla.
  • Nutritional information will vary slightly, depending on the enchilada sauce and chicken used.

Do you like Mexican food as much as I do? Comment below!

Dominic Geracia is a passionate cat dad and Keto enthusiast from Pittsburgh. When he's not motivating the Keto community on Instagram, you can likely find him in the kitchen cooking up something delicious with his husband, Seth.

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  1. Avatar Kimber on September 21, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    5 stars
    Sooo good!!!!

  2. Avatar Jill Roberts @ on August 2, 2019 at 7:02 am

    5 stars
    These easy keto enchiladas are stunning. I’m not a talented baker, but I would love to give these a try!

  3. Avatar Desiree on May 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    5 stars
    Just made this for my husband and I for dinner! AMAZING! Thank you!

    • Avatar Patricia L Garvey on June 9, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      Omg. Made this and it is wonderfull i cant thank you enou

  4. Avatar Kristy on March 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Chicken deli meat???? Mind blown! You are a genius! Trying this soon.

    • Avatar Dominic on March 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

      It is shockingly good! Hope you love it as much as I do!


  5. Avatar Xochitl on February 27, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    5 stars
    I come from a “strong enchilada game” background, and this Mexican and her clan approves! I have fun changing up the deli meat, the filling, and the spiciest of salsas. So delicious.

    • Avatar Dominic on February 28, 2019 at 8:56 am

      Hi Xochitl-

      So glad you and your family enjoyed, thanks for the great feedback and ideas! 🙂


  6. Avatar Jenn on January 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

    5 stars
    Is the 6g of carbs for one single enchilada?

    • Avatar Dominic on January 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Hi there, it would depend on how many you got out of the recipe. With my ingredients, the 6g of carbs is for 1/4 of the total recipe. About 3 enchiladas in my case 😛

      Hope this helps!

  7. Avatar Katie on January 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe! It’s super flavorful, but super easy to throw together on a week night. Definitely a keeper!

  8. Avatar Tina Rickert on January 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Wondering if you tried this using roast beef instead of chicken? My husband has a sensitivity to poultry. Thanks

    • Avatar Dominic on January 10, 2019 at 8:24 am

      I haven’t, but I imagine it would work just fine. If you try it out, let us know! It sounds delicious to me 🙂

  9. Avatar Patty garvey on January 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    5 stars
    Made these better then any I’ve had before family loved them

  10. Avatar CATHERINE LEE on January 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    5 stars
    I know what you mean, why does chicken deli meat look and smell so gross? And it doesn’t keep well for long. So looking forward to trying this recipe out though, sounds awesome! Thank you!

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