Wild Chicken Enchiladas
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Serves: 2 - 4
Wild Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil (or grass-fed butter, ghee or tallow)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (or millet, brown rice, or oat flour)
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 10-ounce tomato paste (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste (~1/2 teaspoon)

Egg Tortillas*
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, ghee or tallow (or avocado oil)

Chicken Enchiladas
  • 2 cups chicken, shredded (leftover)
  • 2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
  • More optional toppings: guacamole, salsa, fermented sour cream, lettuce and/or cilantro
Enchilada Sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add the arrowroot starch and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until thick and bubbly. Add the chili powder and cook another 30 seconds. (This is a good time to pull the frozen spinach out of the freezer, if you haven't yet).
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, tomato paste, oregano, cumin, and salt. Stir and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer 15 minutes until sauce is thick and bubbly. Set aside to cool slightly.
Egg Tortillas
  1. Heat one teaspoon of butter in a small omelet or crepe pan set over medium-high heat.
  2. Pour about ¼ cup beaten egg into the pan and swirl to make a large, thin omelet.
  3. Heat until bubbly and edge is crisp. Remove to a plate.
  4. Repeat with remaining egg to create 6 - 8 omelet tortillas.
Assemble Chicken Enchiladas
  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. Spread ¼ cup sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  3. Divide chicken and spinach evenly between the egg tortillas, lining the filling up in the center of each. Sprinkle with hot sauce and cheese (if using).
  4. Roll the tortillas, leaving ends open, and lay side-by-side in the casserole dish.
  5. Top with remaining sauce and a sprinkle of cheese (optional).
  6. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with toppings like guacamole, salsa, fermented sour cream, lettuce and/or chopped cilantro.
Don't have leftover chicken? Here's a quick and easy recipe...

Easy Shredded Chicken: Add uncooked chicken breasts or thighs to a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink, ~10-12 min. Transfer to a bowl, allow to cool, and shred chicken meat with 2 forks.
Recipe by Fat-Burning Man at https://fatburningman.com/wild-chicken-enchiladas-our-low-carb-take-of-a-mexican-favorite/