Paleo Chicken Enchiladas!!!

I am so excited about this recipe that it totally deserves three exclamation points in the title. I have been looking for a great Paleo tortilla recipe for quite a while. There are a lot floating out there on the internet but nothing every really seemed like something I wanted to make until now. I discovered sweet potato flour tortillas!

The recipe is located here. As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to buy some sweet potato flour from Amazon (click the image to find it on their site). Two-day shipping and I was ready to make my tortillas. I followed that recipe exactly (only used full-fat coconut milk even though she recommends light). They turned out great. They were firm enough to hold the hearty chicken enchilada filling and held up in the oven. They had a mild flavor and made great breakfast burritos the next day!

I have been craving enchiladas probably since starting the Paleo diet. The only Mexican dish I’ve really had is fajitas. Don’t get me wrong, I love fajitas, but every now and then I just need that yummy, bubbly enchilada. Adding cheese to this would be amazing. Unfortunately I had already ate cheese that day and didn’t want to overload myself.¬†Joe gave it two thumbs up and said it was one of the best dishes I’ve made recently (so does that mean all my other dishes have been bad!). I highly recommend you try this recipe out. You won’t regret it!

Last night we tried Hut’s Hamburgers. They have buy one get one free burgers on Wednesday night so we thought it would be a good time to try them. Definitely didn’t disappoint. Our burgers had bacon, guacamole, lettuce and jack cheese (I just went sans bun). I got a side salad and Joe had french fries which we finished up tonight with dinner. It wasn’t the best burger I’ve ever had but it was still good. The atmosphere is fun and who can beat buy one get one free!

Then we headed to the rooftop of Whole Foods down the street for free Sunset Yoga. It was a great work out and very peaceful, even though it was a little warm outside. They gave away free samples after and I grabbed some yummy Kombucha. I wish they did free yoga every week! Not sure how may times I can convince Joe to go with me though before I need to make some yoga friends…

Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

Serves 4-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 7 hours, 15 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
Finally a great Paleo tortilla that can hold up to a hearty chicken enchilada filling. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (2-4 lbs)
  • 4 carrots (diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 poblano pepper (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 cups enchilada sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sweet potato flour tortillas (http://mypaleomeals.com/sweet-potato-tortillas/)

Directions

Step 1
For the sweet potato flour tortillas, follow directions here: http://mypaleomeals.com/sweet-potato-tortillas/.
Step 2
For the chicken, place all chopped veggies in the bottom of a slow cooker.
Step 3
Season whole chicken well with salt and pepper and place on top of veggies. Pour about 2 cups enchilada sauce all over, coating the chicken well.
Step 4
Cook on low for about 6-8 hours (depending on how large your chicken is).
Step 5
Once cooked through, remove chicken and shred the meat. Put the meat back in the crockpot and cook on low for about 30 minutes to get the chicken thoroughly coated in the sauce.
Step 6
To make the enchiladas, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place a little sauce inside the tortilla and add chicken. Roll up tightly and place seam-side down in a baking dish. Fill as many tortillas as you'd like and pour remaining sauce on top.
Step 7
Cook for about 25-30 minutes until everything is hot and bubbly. Serve with a salad and guacamole on the side. Dig in!

 

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