Shredded Chicken Enchilada Recipe – Casserole

Shredded Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Are you looking for a low carb chicken enchilada recipe or tasty casserole recipes?  Look no further, this Shredded Chicken Enchilada Recipe has all of the delights of flavor from shredded chicken, diced green chiles, corn, beans, fresh lime and of course enchilada sauce.  It’s extremely healthy, I added just a little bit of Mexican cheese along the top but to be honest it doesn’t even need it.  The chicken is marinated in a Southwest Spice Mix.  What an easy dish to make, and a bonus that it’s great for my husband who is trying to reach his diet goals of getting plenty of veggies and protein while keeping his a low fat and low carb intake.   This Shredded Chicken Enchilada Recipe is so simple, I skipped making my own enchilada sauce by buying a trusted enchilada sauce at the grocery store. If you do the same, be sure to pick up all natural enchilada sauce with no preservatives.

shredded chicken enchilada casserole recipe. Easy casserole recipes with enchilada sauce. This enchilada recipe is made without tortilla.

Mexican food is extremely popular in my family, we gravitate towards burritos and tacos early in the morning, late night after some drinks and everywhere in between. Enchiladas are another favorite of ours, the balanced ingredients keep the shredded chicken moist and flavorful.  I was at first hesitant to try the recipe with just a pinch of cheese, as growing up any enchilada I ate was both stuffed and topped with at least a few kinds of cheeses.  Removing the tortillas from a enchilada recipe was another thing that doubted, but with the right ingredients and flavoring it does just fine.  I still like to enjoy my tortillas every now and then, but great to know that traditional Mexican and Mexican influenced dishes are a go in my healthy household; we couldn’t live without them! Hope you’ll enjoy this easy casserole dish: Shredded Chicken Enchilada Recipe.

Don’t have Southwest Spice Mix? I have a good spice mix recipe for you.

Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
To marinate chicken breasts:
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon southwest spice mix (you can also make your own spice, recipe here)
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil split in 2
For casserole:
  • 1 can (8 oz) kernel corn drained
  • 1 can (10 oz) black beans drained
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Southwest Spice Mix
  • 1 can (5 oz) diced green chiles drained (remove juice)
  • 1 can (10 oz) green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese or Colby-monterey jack cheese
  1. Marinate the chicken breast with garlic powder, cumin, southwest mix, salt/pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil and put in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in the skillet pan over medium heat, add the chicken and sear until the chicken is browned on both sides and fully cooked. Transfer the chicken to a plate and shred the chicken into pieces.

  3. Use the same skillet pan and remaining oil, cook red onion until tender. Set aside.

  4. In a casserole dish, add a half portion of drained corn kernel, beans, chicken, red onion and mix well together with cumin, garlic powder, southwest spice mix, green chiles, enchilada sauce and top with cheese. Repeat this step once more.

  5. Bake (uncovered at 350F) for about 15-30 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted.



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  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    That sounds absolutely amazing. This is the kind of recipe that my family will absolutely destroy. I can’t wait to make this for them.

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    Mar 2, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Your food posts always make my mouth water. My family will love this, for sure.

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    My Teen Guide
    Mar 2, 2017 at 1:03 am

    This is really looks tempting and fantastic! I’m going to try this recipe this weekend!

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    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I’ve been seeing all sorts of recipes for Tex-Mex meals and it’s really inspiring me to make similar meals. Your enchilada recipe looks delicious!

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    The Mad Mommy
    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:38 am

    This looks and sounds delicious! I love Mexican inspired food and enchiladas are one of my favorites!

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    Crystal Lopez
    Mar 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Yum, yum, and yum! I am a huge fan of anything Tex Mex or Mexican food dish! This is right up my alley and seems like it would be a super easy crowd pleaser ! Have to make it!

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    Mar 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Oh that looks so good! Love enchiladas and I bet this would be a hit in my house!

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    Kendall Rayburn
    Mar 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh my gosh this looks SO good! I love enchiladas!!

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    Mar 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    oh man! I want to eat this for dinner tonight, it sounds so good : ) thanks for sharing the recipe I’ll get on that right away!

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    Marielle Altenor
    Mar 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    That looks so delicious! I honestly never had chicken enchilada before! I know shocker! Saving your recipe to give it a try over the summer!

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