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8 Healthy Paleo Chicken Enchilada Recipes

You’ll love the authentic flavor in these Paleo chicken enchilada recipes. They’re bursting with real Mexican-inspired ingredients, spices and seasonings so you’ll get all the taste with none of the guilt.

I didn't know there were so many ways to make awesome chicken enchiladas. Now it's just a matter of deciding which chicken enchilada recipe I like best!



1. Enchilada-Spiced Pulled Chicken

Craving Mexican flavors? Ditch the rice and beans and go Paleo-friendly with this recipe! You’ll get all the spice you’re looking for without the sneaky processed carbs. If you’re missing the sour cream, opt for a full-fat plain Greek yogurt instead. You can always take the time to make some salsa or guacamole too!


(Primal) Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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2. (Primal) Chicken Enchilada Casserole

If you’ve ever made enchiladas yourself, you know how difficult it is to roll them and flip them upside down without spilling all the insides. Solve that problem by making it a layered casserole! This recipe uses cauliflower tortillas to keep it extra Paleo-friendly. If you miss the sour cream, try a bit of full-fat plain Greek yogurt instead.


3. Chicken (Cabbage) Enchiladas

Get your Mexican on with this great cabbage enchilada recipe. The cabbage substitutes for processed carb tortillas so you get all the flavor and still get to enjoy a Paleo-friendly meal. If you want sour cream, grab a full-fat Greek yogurt – more protein, less carbs.


4. Grain Free Enchiladas

This is a great recipe for a night-after redo: take that roasted chicken from last night and transform it into something entirely new. This recipe uses grain-free wraps so don’t forget to check out how to make those before you start your enchiladas!


5. Green Chicken Enchilada Meatballs

Now this is the hearty, satisfying Paleo-friendly Mexican meal you’ve been waiting for. You can make your own salsa verde or pick up a jar at the grocery store (yes Paleo friends, you can enter those inner aisles at the store for once!) and a little queso fresco adds a fresh kick that’s worth a few tiny carbs.


6. Primal Chicken Enchiladas

You love enchiladas. We all do. But you’re eating Paleo and there’s that pesky tortilla. How can you have enchiladas without it?! Here’s the answer: caulitillas! Never heard of a caulitilla? It’s a cauliflower tortilla! Once you have the caulitillas made, the rest is simple – just like your average enchiladas.


7. Enchilada Stuffed Bell Peppers

Want the flavors of Mexico but you’re keeping Paleo and can’t work around the rice and beans and tortillas and cheese? Try this great, versatile dish: all the flavors, packed into a bright red bell pepper. Cauliflower rice lets you enjoy “rice” without having to actually eat rice! And if you need a little sour cream, top it all off with full-fat plain Greek yogurt.


8. Creamy Paleo Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Creamy AND Paleo?! How’s that? Well, the key here is that instead of cheese and sour cream, these enchiladas use a creamy cashew “sour cream.” Sure, it’s an extra step, but for the sake of all those great Mexican flavors you’ve been craving, it’s worth it!

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