Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake
 
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A low carb chicken zucchini enchilada bake with layers upon layers of creamy, flavorful goodness: Refried beans, cheese, chicken, zucchini and a homemade enchilada sauce!
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Recipe type: Mexican, Dinner, Chicken, Protein, Low Carb, Gluten Free
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • Homemade enchilada Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water (or broth of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the casserole:
  • 2 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/8" thick slices
  • 1 cup refried beans (I like black bean)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound chicken breast)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 1 1/2 cups Go Veggie Cheddar Shreds or regular shredded Mexican cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Make enchilada sauce: Heat oil in a medium pot over medium high heat. Add in onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes or until onions become translucent. Add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and stir for 30 seconds to allow the spices to cook a bit. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, water and apple cider vinegar then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if necessary. Makes about 2 cups of enchilada sauce
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce to the bottom of a 9x9 inch pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Place zucchini slices evenly over sauce to cover and create a single layer. Next spread half of the refried beans (you may need to warm them to help spread), half of the shredded chicken, half of the corn, half the onion and half the pepper, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers again, starting with remaining enchilada sauce, zucchini slices, refried beans, chicken, corn, onion, red pepper and 1/2 cup cheese. Top with any remaining enchilada sauce, then finishing with 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for 30 minutes covered with foil, then remove cover and bake another 10-15 minutes. Top with jalapenos, cilantro, greek yogurt and hot sauce, if desired! Serves 6.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/6th of recipe Calories: 207 Fat: 10.2g Saturated fat: 4.2g Carbohydrates: 25.6g Sugar: 8.5g Fiber: 6.2g Protein: 27.7g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/low-carb-chicken-zucchini-enchilada-bake/