Chipotle Pastel Azteca (Low Carb)
Inspired by some of of the recipes from my favorite Mexican restaurants. A delicious easy to make high protein and low carb comforting chicken baked pastel azteca, with a kick of a homemade chipotle sauce. Easy to make, baked and just a crowd pleaser, you really need to make this recipe, great for meal prep as well!
There's something about spicy flavors and chicken and cheese together that it just so special and delicious, I decided to incorporate them in this pastel azteca recipe! This will make a great healthy and fun recipe for you to make for your family, picky eaters? Give this a try!
About this Chipotle Pastel Azteca:
This is extremely easy to make and extremely flavorful! The ingredients are simple and short, and the process of making these is just as minimal and easy, you'll be surprised... your guests and their tastebuds! This recipe is perfect no matter the occasion but I wanted to add a little fun twist by using some chipotle and my favorite low carb tortillas... Inspired by some of of the recipes from my favorite Mexican restaurants.
Using also some Maria and Ricardo's Keto Almond Flour tortillas in ‘Everything’ Seasoning my favorite low carb tortillas, this recipe is made with all high in protein, fiber, and low carb ingredients that will please your tastebuds in every bite.
What's in this Chipotle Pastel Azteca?
As I mentioned earlier, I used Maria and Ricardo's Keto Almond Flour tortillas in ‘Everything’ Seasoning which are super versatile and made with just simple ingredients, perfect for your enchiladas, tacos and all your Mexican comfort foods! The seasonings included in this recipe are real salt, black pepper, garlic powder and some chipotle.
I used shredded chicken that I made but you can also shred some rotisserie chicken. As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste.
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Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Roasted Peanut Chipotle Keto Enchiladas:
Maria and Ricardo's Keto Almond Flour tortillas in ‘Everything’ Seasoning
This were great as a dinner or lunch, this healthy recipe is a keeper so save for later! Remember to keep ingredients wholesome and pick wisely!
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Nutritional Benefits From This Recipe:
Protein, for sure, from the chicken of course! Plus chicken is a great source of vitamin B12, perfect for blood and brain health. I love cooking chicken in my instant pot and shred it, comes in very handy for many recipes!
The cheese is a great source of protein and minerals such as calcium and iodine! Along with the gluten-free tortillas made from almond flour that also provide some vitamins and fiber.
And for spices, adding real salt, pepper and garlic really amps up any taste and aroma to the recipes; a must and another sneaky way to get some micronutrients such as minerals from the sea salt.
The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!
Overall this recipe is:
Quick and Easy
Meal Prep Friendly
The end result
This are easy to make, comforting, flavorful and so addicting! I'm obsessed, and since I have always been a fan of chipotle and pastel azteca, the combination has something I wanted to recreate for a while now... This recipe is definitely a winner!
Gosh! It was good. It's such an easy comfort food; saucy, warm and with a nice kick of that chipotle sauce... nice kick of flavors.
I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, alone and by the forkful in a big bowl of those veggies and of course, my low carb tortillas as well! A recipe worth making again no matter the season, perfect to share with your friends and family!
Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: Prepare these for meal prep and enjoy a nutrient dense meal all week long with different veggies on the side... along with Maria and Ricardo's Keto Almond Flour tortillas in ‘Everything’ Seasoning, a staple in my freezer!
This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!
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Chipotle Pastel Azteca
By María Fernanda López
Serves 2-4 servings
1 roasted tomato
1/2 roasted onion
1 tsp of garlic
½ tsp of pink salt
⅛ tsp of black pepper
2 tbsp of chipotle puree
1/2 tbsp of oregano
2 cups of shredded chicken
2 cups of shredded panela cheese (or mozzarella)
3 Maria and Ricardo's Keto Almond Flour tortillas in ‘Everything’ Seasoning
Cilantro and roasted chopped onion for garnish
Preheat the oven at 350F.
Blend all the ingredients for the chipotle sauce for 20-30 seconds.
Heat the tortillas for 20 seconds in your microwave.
Place one tortilla in the base of one baking dish.
Add a layer of chicken followed by cheese and salsa.
Top with another tortilla and repeat this step with the rest of the ingredients.
Serve with peanut butter chipotle sauce, chopped onion, cilantro, roasted peanuts and enjoy
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