Low-carb lettuce enchiladas

Low-carb lettuce enchiladas

Crispy romaine lettuce leaves wrap around spicy chicken and creamy cottage cheese, with the added kick of chipotle chili pepper salsa. These hand-held enchiladas have all the flavor and visual appeal of authentic Mexican cuisine but none of the carbs. Simple, tasty, keto!

Low-carb lettuce enchiladas

Crispy romaine lettuce leaves wrap around spicy chicken and creamy cottage cheese, with the added kick of chipotle chili pepper salsa. These hand-held enchiladas have all the flavor and visual appeal of authentic Mexican cuisine but none of the carbs. Simple, tasty, keto!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. 200 g chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 4 4 tomato, choppedtomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ ¼ yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
  • 1 1 garlic clove, choppedgarlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 3 chipotle chili pepperchipotle chili peppers
  • 1 cup 225 ml chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 4 4 leaves Romaine lettuce
  • 2 2 avocado, cut into cubesavocados, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup 225 ml (200 g) cottage cheese

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Rinse the chicken breast and place in a small pot. Add the salt along with enough water to cover the chicken. Boil for approximately 15 minutes.
  2. When the chicken is ready, remove from the water, allow to cool and shred using two forks.
  3. Place the chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic and chipotle peppers in a blender. Add the chicken stock and blend until smooth.
  4. Heat the avocado oil in a frying pan and pour in the salsa mix.
  5. Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
  6. Add the chicken to the thickened sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Wash the lettuce leaves and dry them thoroughly. Serve the chicken mixture on the lettuce leaves with the cottage cheese and avocado.

Tips

You can either serve the enchiladas ready made as shown in the image, or bring the chicken mixture, lettuce leaves, avocado and cottage cheese to the table in separate containers so that people can have fun putting together their own enchilada!

Chipotle chili peppers are jalapeño chili peppers that have been smoked and dried. If you can't find whole chili peppers, you can often find chipotle powder in the store. Substitute around 1/2 tsp of chipotle powder for one whole chipotle chili pepper. If you can't find chipotle powder, you can also use the same quantity of smoked paprika powder.

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