Cilantro Chicken (Low Carb)



This is a low carb recipe! However I am posting the full recipe and will post how to avoid almost half the carbs.

Per Serving:
246 calories
9 grams fat
39 mg cholestrol
435 grams sodium
27 grams of carbs
5 grams fiber
4 grams sugars
If you omit the tortilla chips even though they are baked not fried it will eliminate:
13 grams of carbs
1 gram of fat
3 grams of protien
80 calories
per serving.

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25 Min
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corn tortillas cut into wedges
1 - 7oz can(s)
salsa verde
1 - 4oz can(s)
diced green chili peppers
1/4 can(s)
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
shredded cooked chicken breast
4 oz
queso fresco crumbled (one cup)
1/2 c
quartered grape tomatoes
1/2 c
chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 c
finely chopped red onion
medium lime cut into wedges
1/2 c
light sour cream (optional)
crisp leaves of lettuce (instead of corn tortillas)

How to Make Cilantro Chicken (Low Carb)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F Ify ou are using the tortillas arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until beginning to brown. Cool 10 minutes. (they will harden during cooling)
  • 2Place the cooled tortilla wedges in a medium nonstick skillet. In a medium bowl stir together salsa verde, chile peppers, water and olive oil. Pour salsa verde mixture evenly over tortilla wedges. Top with chicken. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 minutes.
  • 3Remove from heat. Sprinkle with queso fresco, tomatoes, cilantro and red onion. Cover and let stand 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend and the cheese to slightly melt.
  • 4Serve with lime wedges and if desired sour cream.
  • 5If you want to reduce the carbs, omit the corn tortillas completely and start with step #2 minus the tortilla wedges. After completing step #3, divide the mixture into 4 servings and place each serving on a crisp lettuce (or cabbage leaf) and complete with step #4.

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