Chicken Enchilada Verde
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Living in Southern California it’s inevitable that we love Mexican food, especially Chicken Enchilada Verde. Being so close to the border and having perpetual sunshine makes it always feel like a party.
However, traditional Mexican food with the rice, beans, chips and tortillas is a carb load and a half. This version of my enchiladas still gives you the Mexican flavors wrapped in my low carb tortillas without the massive amount of carbs.
The Back Story on Tortillas
Growing up we went to this great restaurant called Tia Juanas, now replaced by a Trader Joes store. The food was authentic and delicious. What I loved most was at the front of the restaurant they had tortilla makers hand-making the tortillas.
It was mesmerizing to watch these two little Sonoras take a small scoop of the corn dough into the palm of their hands. They would pat that little ball of dough perfectly into a round flat tortilla. Then it was tossed onto a large hot open faced round grill.
The ladies would be patting away and watching the cooking tortillas out of the corner of their eye. Then every so often and in between all the patting they would flip the tortilla revealing the nicely browned underside.
Pretty soon there would be a stack of cooked tortillas whisked away to a waiting table of hungry patrons. A great memory and a great lesson….tortillas can take time to make, but they are worth it.
When I make these low carb tortillas I have my own little factory set up in my kitchen with 4 pans going at once (see video here). This way I can do 4 tortillas at once and the whole process goes a lot faster.
Casseroles and Wraps
Once I have a whole batch of the low carb tortillas made I can use them for all sorts of different meals. When you have all your tortillas made you can decide if you want to make Chicken Enchilada Verde using salsa verde, lasagna, or wraps.
The thing I love about this dish is that you can assemble several casseroles and freeze them for easy diners in the future. Chicken Enchilada Verde is easy when you use pre made salsa verde. It freezes beautifully, too!
My secret to lasting weight loss
Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making meals like these tortillas and Enchiladas is really my trick. Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.
I wrote a few articles about this and will write more, but I want everyone to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success. Every meal does not have to be epic, but when I am prepared I have a much better chance at success.
- The Diet That Changed My Life
- My 80 – 20 Rule
- Re-Thinking Healthy Food
- Life with a Keto Mom
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