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chicken meatballs with lime garnish

Mexican Enchilada Meatballs

all of your favorite enchilada flavors in a healthy chicken meatball skillet bake!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchiladas, meatballs, mexican
Prep Time: 10 mins
30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • skillet
  • sauce pan
  • mixing bowl


Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ¼ onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 can coconut milk or 2 cups broth/stock
  • 1 tablespoon chicken salt or 2 teaspoon regular salt
  • 1 can spicy rotel
  • ½ cup white rice


Form the Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine the ground chicken, grated onion, and spices. Form into meatballs and place in an oven safe skillet

Enchilada Sauce

  • Make a simple roux using the flour and coconut oil. Whisk them together in the sauce pan over medium high heat
  • The mixture should start to turn golden brown and at this point pour in your coconut milk.
  • Stir until it thickens to the consistency of gravy then add in the chicken salt and rotel
  • Let it cook for about 5 minutes then stir in rice.

Cooking the Meatballs

  • Pour the enchilada sauce and rice mixture over your chicken meatballs in the skillet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!