Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas


A low-carb approach to enchiladas with zucchini tortillas.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 ⅓ cups green enchilada sauce, divided

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped Hatch chile peppers, drained

  • 4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Stir until combined. Add shredded chicken, 1 cup enchilada sauce, and green chiles. Stir until well combined.

  3. Slice zucchini into thin, wide sheets using a vegetable peeler or a mandoline. Lay out 3 zucchini slices, slightly overlapping, and place a spoonful of the chicken mixture on top. Roll up and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining zucchini and chicken mixture.

  4. Spread remaining 1/3 cup enchilada sauce over zucchini enchiladas. Sprinkle with Cheddar-Jack cheese blend.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Use red enchilada sauce if you prefer it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
25g Fat
22g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 624mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 86mg 430%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1374mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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