The Best High Protein Crock-pot Chicken Enchiladas

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Looking for a high protein slow cooker meal that tastes good? Then you’re in the right place!

These crock-pot chicken enchiladas have over 30 grams of protein per serving! They will satisfy your taste buds, as well as your stomach.

Food has an innate ability to bring people together, and these crock-pot chicken enchiladas are no exception. Imagine gathering your loved ones around the dinner table, the aroma of spices wafting through the air as you unveil this culinary masterpiece.

The shared joy of savoring a delicious, high-protein meal not only nourishes the body but also strengthens the bonds between family and friends. These enchiladas are not just a recipe; they are an opportunity to create cherished memories around the table, turning ordinary meals into extraordinary moments.

Key to Weight Loss Success

I love to take recipes that might be “off limits” to dieters and create a healthier version. The key to being successful in your journey is finding alternatives that are actually TASTY! 

It’s about enjoying the food you love while accomplishing your fitness and nutrition goals.

Say goodbye to the misconception that eating for weight loss is synonymous with deprivation. Instead, embrace the world of healthier alternatives, where every bite is a feeling of enjoyment and pride in finding a recipe that makes you HAPPY to eat it.

Let these enchiladas be your guide, demonstrating that the key to weight loss success is not about restriction but about discovering the endless possibilities of nutritious and delicious creations that inspire and satisfy.

Alternative Recipes

A traditional chicken enchilada will contain a little bit more calories, total fat, and less protein. This recipe is packed with more protein due to the beans and Joseph’s Lavash Bread while being mindful of the overall fat content.

One sheet of this bread (which makes 3 enchiladas) contains 120 calories and 12 grams of protein! That is a lot of protein for bread, especially when compared to the overall protein content.

I found Joseph’s Lavash Bread in the deli section of my supermarket, but if you cannot find them, then no worries, Amazon has got your back!

The goal here was to find a way to have your cake and eat it too… pun intended, of course. 

Time Saving

I am ALL about saving time and NOT overthinking a recipe.

Slow cooker recipes are the OG of being able to multitask. Some recipes that call for longer cooking times, I would set before work and then come home to a cooked dinner all ready to go. With this particular recipe, since the first part of the recipe is 2 hours long, I prepped the bread, washed all my dishes, went on a walk, and straightened up my home!

If you’re looking to save TIME in your busy day, then I 100% support you in buying a crock-pot. The cost per use, but also convenience, will repay itself in no time!

If you are looking for a crock-pot, you can shop here for a more updated version of the one I have!

Great for Beginners

Don’t let this dish fool you; these crock-pot chicken enchiladas are incredibly beginner-friendly. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, the simplicity of this recipe ensures that everyone can master it with ease.

The step-by-step instructions, coupled with readily available ingredients, make this dish a hassle-free culinary experience. From preparing the Lavash Bread to shredding the chicken, every step is designed to be straightforward and uncomplicated.

As you follow the easy-to-understand guidelines, you’ll find yourself gaining confidence in your cooking abilities. The slow cooker does the majority of the work, allowing you to focus on other tasks while it transforms the raw ingredients into a flavorful dish.

So, if you’re new to the world of cooking and eager to create a high-protein, delicious meal that will impress your taste buds and loved ones alike, these crock-pot chicken enchiladas are the perfect starting point. With minimal effort and maximum satisfaction, this recipe empowers beginners to embrace the joys of cooking and embark on a culinary journey that promises both simplicity and culinary excellence.

Enhancing the Enchilada: Cooking Tips

Cooking Time

Should you decide to augment the recipe with more chicken, bear in mind the importance of increasing the cooking time. A simple check – shredding a piece of chicken to ensure it’s thoroughly cooked – guarantees the dish’s safety and taste. If you were to use chicken with bones, the cooking time would be longer. A quick google search of the type of chicken and how much you have to cook will provide you with the exact time!

Dairy-Free

For those inclined towards dairy-free options, consider incorporating dairy-free cheese. While not personally tested, it presents a viable option for individuals aiming to reduce dairy intake without compromising flavor.

Taco Seasoning

The choice of seasoning significantly influences the dish’s taste. Opting for a homemade taco seasoning or selecting a pre-packaged, health-conscious option like Siete taco seasoning ensures that your meal remains both flavorful and nutritious.

Preparation

Thankfully this recipe doesn’t require much preparation, but you can streamline your cooking process by cutting the Lavash Bread while the chicken is cooking. This clever time-saving hack simplifies the final assembly, ensuring a smooth and efficient cooking experience. Oh, and like I said before, you can clean the dishes, go for a walk, play with you kids, or even read a book during the rest of the cooking time.

Toppings

Personalization is key to transforming a good dish into a great one. Customize your enchiladas with a plethora of toppings – black olives, scallions, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, or even a dollop of sour cream (or Greek yogurt as an alternative). The freedom to tailor your meal ensures that each bite resonates with your taste preferences.

These high-protein crock-pot chicken enchiladas are a testament to the fusion of taste, health, and convenience. By exploring innovative ingredients and utilizing the efficiency of slow cookers, this recipe embodies the essence of a modern, health-conscious lifestyle. So, the next time you crave a hearty, protein-packed meal without the guilt, turn to these delectable crock-pot chicken enchiladas – your taste buds and your body will thank you.

High Protein Crock-Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Nikki the Dietitian
A quick, high protein recipe that is sure to satisfy everyone's taste buds!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 314 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Crock-pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 4 teaspoons Siete taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup onions chopped
  • 15 oz enchilada sauce, choose heat preference
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 2.33 Joseph Lavash Bread
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken in the crockpot. Add taco seasoning, salt, pepper, onion, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, and beans. Mix ingredients well.
  • Turn the crockpot on low for 2 hours (cooking time depends on how much chicken you cook with).
  • While the chicken is cooking, cut Joseph’s Lavash Bread in 3 sections. (I used just over 2 wraps - you can use more if you have more chicken or more space in your crock-pot!)
  • Take chicken out of the crockpot once cooked and shred in a separate bowl. Place shredded chicken back into the crockpot. Mix chicken and sauce together then remove chicken back into a separate bowl.
  • Place the mixture into each wrap and roll (making sure to wrap pretty tight to avoid mixture spilling out).
  • Place in the crock-pot and make sure they are snug.
  • Add any leftover mixture on top of enchiladas.
  • Add as much cheese as you desire to cover the enchiladas entirely (I used 1 cup).
  • Cook on high for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the crock-pot and top with desired toppings.
  • Serve & enjoy!

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