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Top down view of finished casserole plated on a white plate, topped with sour cream and pork rind crumbs

Low Carb Chicken Tamale Casserole

Cheesy chicken and enchilada sauce over a green chile biscuit layer made with almond flour.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 422 kcal


For the Biscuit Layer

  • 1-½ cups almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups shredded cheese mix such as cheddar-jack or Mexican blend divided
  • 4 oz canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup corn OMIT if KETO
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

For the Tamale Casserole

  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 12 oz diced chicken or turkey meat
  • garnish: chopped green onion, sour cream, and crushed pork rind


  • Heat oven to 400F.

Make the Biscuit Layer

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and cumin.
  • Whisk in the green chilies, corn, sour cream, eggs, and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Pour into a 11x9 casserole dish. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until golden and set in the center.

Assemble the Tamale Casserole

  • Use a fork to prick the biscuit layer all over. Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over top.
  • Layer the turkey and cheese onto the enchilada sauce.
  • Bake at 400F until meat is heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Serve topped with green onion, sour cream, and crushed pork rinds.


As written, this recipe is 422 calories per serving with 17g carbs. If you want to reduce the carbs further (such as for keto), omit the corn. Then the recipe is 397 calories per serving with 12g carbs.
This is a perfect leftover turkey recipe!


Calories: 422kcal (21%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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