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Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas ~ Low Carb

enchiladas This recipe came about when I was thinking about my fridge and pantry ingredients.   They were quick and easy to throw together and the left-overs make a handy lunch.  Tasty and filling, just one enchilada seems to satisfy.  Serve with a green salad and you have a full meal.

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup of salsa, red or green (I used homemade)
1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers (added to the homemade salsa)
7 flour tortillas (I used Mama Lupe’s low carb tortillas)
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar
4 oz shredded taco blend cheeses

In a dutch oven, add the chicken and bouillon in about a quart of
water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and allow to stew until done.

Remove the chicken and allow to cool.  Shred the chicken.  I
shredded mine in my mixer bowl with the bread hook and it really
works well.  (Since I had that in my mixer bowl already, I went ahead
and added the softened cream cheese and spices.)  Mix well.

Spread half of the salsa on the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
Lay out each tortilla and put a line of the chicken mixture down the
middle of each, about 2 spoonfuls or so.

Roll up and place seam side down on top of the salsa.  Spread the
remaining salsa over the enchiladas and top with cheese.

Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

*I used homemade mild salsa and added the jalapenos to add more
flavor.

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Serve with a side of homemade salsa or your favorite brand in this cute little salsa dish.

 

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The Best Guacamole ~ Simple and Easy

My daughter loves guacamole!  So she learned to make it herself.  Boy, am I glad she did!

Simple and quick with a bright fresh flavor, it is so much better than store-bought!

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The Best Guacamole

3 medium avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/3 cup onion, minced
1 small clove garlic, mashed (or garlic powder to taste)
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
½ tsp salt, or to personal taste
Place the pulp from the avocados in a medium bowl and slightly
mash with a fork leaving some large chunks.  (We use a potato masher.) Add lime juice, onion, garlic, salt, and cilantro if using. Mix thoroughly.

 

Serve in this totally adorable guacamole bowl for a too cute presentation!

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COOK’S NOTE: Placing the avocado pit into the guacamole before covering securely will help keep it from turning brown.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Here’s some great low carb dishes that are just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

(Click on the pictures to go to the recipe.)

Enchiladas

Beefy Rotel Cheese Dip

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Enjoy!

7 Layer Taco Dip and Party food!

My youngest turned 12 on Valentine’s Day.

We had already passed out party invitations for Saturday, when I found out my mom would be having emergency surgery on her broken hip on Saturday morning.

Mom came through the surgery just fine!  We are so thankful.

I spent my morning at the hospital with her and around lunch quickly ran home and started getting the party food together.

I had already planned the menu along with Brooklyn and we had everything ready to go.  My hubby made the Tuna Sandwiches while I was at the hospital and Brooklyn made the Ham Rolls the night before.

Everything turned out to be delicious!

Our Menu:

Cocktail Weiners

7 Layer Mexican Dip and chips

Tuna Sandwiches

Ham Pecan Pinwheels (recipe here)

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (these were yummy!)

Skillet Cake with pourable Chocolate Icing (cake recipe here)

…oOo…

So on to the 7 Layer Mexican Dip recipe!

This is my first time making it and believe me, I will make it again!

Combine the refried beans and taco seasoning.  Spread on a large plate or tray.

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Spread the combined sour cream and cream cheese over the bean layer.

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Spread the combined salsa or picante sauce ove the cream cheese/sour cream layer.

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Spread shredded lettuce over the salsa layer.

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Finally, top with shredded cheese and chopped green onions.  Grab some chips and dig in!

7 Layer Mexican Dip

1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

1 (16 ounce) jar salsa or picante sauce

1 bunch chopped green onions

1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)

In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.

Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.

Top the layers with salsa or picante sauce.  Place a layer of lettuce over sauce and top with Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.  Optional: Garnish with black olives.

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

A great side dish.  Best eaten fresh and warm.

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Chiles Rellenos Casserole

1/2- cup heavy cream
1-cup sharp cheddar cheese
1-cup pepper jack cheese
3-eggs
2-small cans of whole green chilies
Salt to taste.

Drain the chilies.  In an 8 x 8 casserole dish, layer chilies and pepper jack cheese.  Mix the eggs and cream.  Pour over the chilies and cheese mixture and top with the cheddar cheese.  Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

Enchiladas for everyone!

These are made using low carb tortillas.  No non-low carbers complained.  This is a very tasty dish and higher carb low carb treat.  🙂

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I followed no particular recipe, just tried to use lower carb ingredients. 

Enchiladas

Ground Beef

Enchilada seasoning

Enchilada sauce or crushed tomatoes

diced onion

Low Carb tortillas

Mexican blend cheese, shredded

Brown the ground beef and onion.  Drain; add the enchilada seasonings and sauce (follow package instructions if using a prepackaged seasoning blend).  Simmer beef mixture.  Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of beef into tortillas, roll up, place into 9 x 13 dish, sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake at 375 º until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

For the Enchiladas with a side of Caesar Salad, Lime, Avocado, Rotel Cheese dip and LC baked tortilla chips, see my low carb page here.