Enchilada Skillet Chicken

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This easy dinner recipe lightly “breads” chicken breasts and smothers with onions, red enchilada sauce, and cheese! It’s all the delicious flavors of homemade chicken enchiladas, but without having to bother with tortillas or rolling everything up. Fresh out of the oven, this hot and bubbly skillet is perfect for serving with zucchini noodles or a side salad.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken

The breading procedure is very simple with only two steps. You’ll only need some almond flour and a few eggs. I used a canned enchilada sauce to keep things simple, but homemade is always best. I think green enchilada sauce would be delicious as well.

In the pictures I used cilantro “micro greens.” You can use regular cilantro, that’s just what was available at the store when I made this.

Yields 4 servings of Enchilada Skillet Chicken

The Preparation

  • 1 pound (about 2) chicken breasts
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup red enchilada sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to taste

The Execution

1. Split the chicken breasts, horizontally, into two even pieces. (I had another small piece of chicken in this package, so there are some extra pieces here.) Preheat your skillet over medium-high heat, and turn your oven on to 400°F.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
3. Press into the almond flour and evenly coat both sides.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
4. Whisk the two eggs together, then dip the chicken into the egg and coat both sides.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
5. Lay the chicken down into the pan and brown on both sides. I do two at a time then place the finished pieces on a plate while I cook the next batch. Don’t worry about cooking the chicken through, just brown the coating.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
6. If some of the egg has gotten stuck on the pan you will want to deglaze it with some water and wipe it out. When all the pieces are browned, return the chicken to the skillet.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
7. Pour ¼ cup red enchilada sauce over the top of the chicken pieces.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
8. Sprinkle on the ¼ cup of diced onion, and ¼ cup of shredded cheese.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken
9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken

This makes a total of 4 servings of Enchilada Skillet Chicken. Each serving comes out to be 273.75 Calories, 13.98g Fats, 2.81g Net Carbs, and 31.93g Protein.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken Calories Fats(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein(g)
1 pound (about 2) chicken breasts 544 11.88 0 0 0 102
¼ cup almond flour (about half is used) 160 14 6 3 3 6
2 large eggs 143 9.51 0.72 0 0.72 12.56
1 tablespoon butter 102 11.52 0.01 0 0.01 0.12
½ cup red enchilada sauce 30 1 6 2 4 0
¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese 100 7.98 0.49 0 0.49 6.59
¼ cup diced onion 16 0.04 3.74 0.7 3.04 0.44
Totals 1095 55.93 16.96 5.7 11.26 127.71
Per Serving(/4) 273.75 13.98 4.24 1.43 2.81 31.93
Enchilada Skillet Chicken

Serving Size: 4

This makes a total of 4 servings of Enchilada Skillet Chicken. Each serving comes out to be 273.75 Calories, 13.98g Fats, 2.81g Net Carbs, and 31.93g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 1 pound (about 2) chicken breasts
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup red enchilada sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to taste

The Execution

  1. Split the chicken breasts, horizontally, into two even pieces. I had another small piece of chicken in this package, so there are some extra pieces here. Preheat your skillet over medium-high heat, and turn your oven on to 400°F.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Press into the almond flour and evenly coat both sides.
  4. Whisk the two eggs together, then dip the chicken into the egg and coat both sides.
  5. Lay the chicken down into the pan and brown on both sides. I do two at a time then place the finished pieces on a plate while I cook the next batch. Don't worry about cooking the chicken through, just brown the coating.
  6. If some of the egg has gotten stuck on the pan you will want to deglaze it with some water and wipe it out. When all the pieces are browned, return the chicken to the skillet.
  7. Pour ¼ cup red enchilada sauce over the top of the chicken pieces.
  8. Sprinkle on the ¼ cup of diced onion, and ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
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