Keto chicken fajita bowl

Keto chicken fajita bowl

Have it both ways. A warm and satisfying meal, and a fresh salad, rolled into one. Plus, it's keto AND amazingly delicious! Feast or fiesta? You decide.

Keto chicken fajita bowl

Have it both ways. A warm and satisfying meal, and a fresh salad, rolled into one. Plus, it's keto AND amazingly delicious! Feast or fiesta? You decide.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. 275 g Romaine lettuce
  • 5 oz. 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 1 1 green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 5 oz. 150 g Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup 225 ml sour cream (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Prepare the toppings: Tear the lettuce, chop tomatoes, dice avocados, and clean and chop the cilantro. Grate the cheese if not pre-shredded. Set aside.
  2. Slice onion and pepper fairly thin.
  3. On a separate cutting board, cut the chicken into thin strips.
  4. Fry the chicken in butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Salt and pepper to taste. When the chicken is almost cooked through, add onion, pepper and Tex-Mex seasoning.
  5. Lower the heat and continue to fry while stirring for a couple of minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the vegetables have softened just a bit.
  6. Place lettuce in a bowl and add the chicken mixture. Add shredded cheese, diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro and perhaps a dollop of sour cream.

Tip!

A spoonful of your favorite salsa can be a nice addition. Also, feel free to substitute guacamole for the avocado in this fajita bowl.

Get started challenge

This recipe and the ones below are examples of the delicious meals you have on our Get started challenge. We provide a meal plan and all the knowledge and support you need to make low carb simple. It's free and you can sign up at any time!

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39 comments

  1. Vince
    I always find bowls so much fun as meals. They're a simple way to make recipes keto and often look amazing as well. I love your recipe here - especially as it would be easy to make a kid-friendly version as well.
  2. Tamara
    Super duper simple, yet quite delicious. The sour cream takes it to another level, don't skip it :0)
    Reply: #30
  3. Rob
    Does anyone know the amount of kcals, fat & protein in the bowl per serving? It would be very helpful. Thanks.
    Replies: #9, #26
  4. Trish
    yummy!
  5. Nikki
    Rob-
    I too have asked this question about calories, carbs, fiber, fat and protein for all of these recipes. I never get a response. Please share if you hear anything! Good luck.
    Reply: #7
  6. Margarita
    Do you cut out and discard the chicken skin and fat excess??
  7. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Nikki!

    We don't want to promote to much "counting" that's why we only have the carbs in gram (fat and protein in %).

    But we know about this demand for additional nutritional info and I think we will provide more info soon.

    Rob-
    I too have asked this question about calories, carbs, fiber, fat and protein for all of these recipes. I never get a response. Please share if you hear anything! Good luck.

    Reply: #22
  8. John
    What's Tex Mex seasoning please? I'm in the UK.
    Replies: #24, #34
  9. Karen
    I plugged it into Verywellfit.com’s recipe nutrition calculator. I was astounded!! For 3 servings, this is the breakdown: Cal 942, Fat 68.1, Protein 67.2, Carbs 12. This is not a low carb meal. I’ve found the same problem with a couple if the other recipes from this page. Very disappointed.
    Reply: #10
  10. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Karen!

    We count net carbs (Total Carbs - Fiber)

    I plugged it into Verywellfit.com’s recipe nutrition calculator. I was astounded!! For 3 servings, this is the breakdown: Cal 942, Fat 68.1, Protein 67.2, Carbs 12. This is not a low carb meal. I’ve found the same problem with a couple if the other recipes from this page. Very disappointed.

    Reply: #31
  11. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Karen!

    We count net carbs (Total Carbs - Fiber) and E% .

    I plugged it into Verywellfit.com’s recipe nutrition calculator. I was astounded!! For 3 servings, this is the breakdown: Cal 942, Fat 68.1, Protein 67.2, Carbs 12. This is not a low carb meal. I’ve found the same problem with a couple if the other recipes from this page. Very disappointed.

  12. Anna
    I used chicken breast and both me and my teenager loved it. Made a big batch of the tex-mex seasoning, it's so much better than the store bought ones.
  13. Katrina
    I put this meal into MyFitnessPal and it came in at almost 13g of carbs, I used the uk version which has fiber already deducted, but confused as I want to do this right.
  14. Grace
    If you don't like dark meat chicken, like thighs, how much fat would you add to chicken breast to make it keto? And would this have the same effect of eating the dark meat with the fat? Thank you!!
  15. Philip
    I'm am towards the end of my first doing the 2 week getting started challenge and I have just made this meal (with extra for tomorrow lunch). What a great recipe! I swapped green pepper for yellow pepper as my local store didn't have any. I also followed diet doctor's recipe for tex-mex seasoning and it all tasted amazing. The chicken and vegetables were spicy and full of flavour. I didn't use any sour cream, but did have some mayonnaise with it. This is one of my favourites so far!
  16. Elizabeth
    So easy and so delicious. Thank you
    Reply: #29
  17. Valerie
    Where can I find the recipe for TM seasoning?
    TIA
    Reply: #28
  18. Sue
    I plugged it into cronometer., dr mercola keto app, and i got the following %: protien 25, carbs10, fat 64 kcal 438 grams
  19. Nicola Bovey
    Hi,
    I really dislike any meat on the bone and would therefore like to substitute in chicken breast. How many grams of chicken breast can I add per serving?
    Thanks!
    Nicola
    Reply: #27
  20. Magga Ben
    Why am I gaining weight instead of losing!
    Replies: #23, #35
  21. Una
    Peter

    But as a British person, I need to know how much a half a cup of something is as we don't cook in cups. We rarely drink out of them these days but prefer mugs. If I have to buy a cup, then I need to know the size you mean.

    On another note, you are quoting tablespoons of things in recipes. I worked out this morning, thanks to the recipe saying a tablespoon (8g) of coconut flour is not a tablespoon in Britain but a dessertspoon. You need to be a bit careful with giving out measurements in the recipes when you are aiming at an international rather than just an American audience. We also measure solids in grammes and liquids in millilitres, or some of us older ones in ounces and pints. Hard to work out when you quote millilitres for some solids on here. Just don't to end up putting food in the bin over measurements being misinterpreted inadvertently.

    Thanks for all you're doing. A bit more communications with yourselves behind the scenes would also help, but otherwise it is a great site and I've learnt a lot in a week already! And for me it is an enormous leap of faith.

  22. Una
    Oh, dear, that must be disappointing for you. Maybe just check and see if the portion sizes are correct, and also that you're not fiddling with the recipes themselves, or making mistakes with the measurements even. I'll have done a week of the fortnight by tomorrow, and have made mistakes because of the measurements on here being in American or a mixture of American and Continental Europe, and I'm British, but mercifully not too seriously made to add too many calories I don't need. Also not to have too much cheese or cream in the diet but just enough.

    See my previous note to Peter. I have also found in a week that I am actually skipping the odd meal, not through laziness or lack of time, but simply I can't eat the food when I'm not hungry!! Tonight I am going to cook the two portions of the chicken as prescribed for Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. But I doubt if I'll eat much tomorrow if I eat the second portion at lunchtime. Only so much food I can eat in a day and to date prefer to have breakfast at the moment than lunch as it's usually 10am. I had the keto coconut 'porridge' kind of breakfast this morning with fresh raspberries on top. My word it was great, and I'll be having that for a few days and get away from scrambled eggs or fry-ups when I'm only out of bed. I was eating porridge until then for the last forty years so a big change. I don't know yet if I've lost any weight yet - I don't have much to lose but I want to lose some fat, which is not the same thing. I will find out on Monday when I weigh myself. I only weigh myself once a week, no more, on the same scales at exactly the same time each Monday - immediately as I get up and at my lowest weight - in the same place, and no clothes. Then there are no outside factors to mess it up. Hope it all changes for you and good luck.

    Why am I gaining weight instead of losing!

  23. Una

    What's Tex Mex seasoning please? I'm in the UK.

    It is cajoun powder in England! And calindra is apparently coriander in every English speaking country except America! Ha, ha! Even my Bengali neighbours didn't know what calindra was, and they live on coriander!!!

  24. Una
    It's simply cajun - as in cajun chicken!!! No such thing as Tex-Mex in England - it's American again! Ha, ha!

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/tex-mex-seasoning

  25. Una
    I'd be interested to know why you need to know, Rob, not trying to catch you out. But aren't we supposed to just count carbs and simplify the whole thing so it's not a maths class???? Ha, ha! All the meals are put together for us on here, and I certainly find by doing what I'm told by the guys then it works. Perhaps you're further down the line than me with it all. Just don't want to go back calorie controlled diets. And protein, if it's meat, will be different according to how the animal originally was fed. Lots of good luck with it all! Let us know when you find out, and why. Always so much to learn from other people on here.

    Does anyone know the amount of kcals, fat & protein in the bowl per serving? It would be very helpful. Thanks.

  26. Una
    Nicola, the thing is that there isn't much fat in chicken breast compared to other meats or even chicken thighs, and surely you can't eat chicken breasts every day for the rest of your life?? Ha, ha! Such a shame you don't like meat on the bone when you're obviously not a vegetarian as they make the best stews for the winter in the slo-cooker. But each to their own. You might in fact get a better balanced diet if you followed the vegetarian option on here so you don't actually get bored more than anything else. Socialising is going to be hard enough I find if you don't want to scare your friends off with so many restrictions. I still want to be able to eat with friends not just on my own!

    Hi,
    I really dislike any meat on the bone and would therefore like to substitute in chicken breast. How many grams of chicken breast can I add per serving?
    Thanks!
    Nicola

  27. Una
    It's ready-made cajun powder, Valerie, in most countries!

    Where can I find the recipe for TM seasoning?
    TIA

  28. Una
    Thanks Elizabeth, I can't wait for my dinner tonight. Thanks for posting - so encouraging!!

    So easy and so delicious. Thank you

  29. Una

    Super duper simple, yet quite delicious. The sour cream takes it to another level, don't skip it :0)

    Thanks Tamara for the tip-off! I've got some sour cream as it was the weekly shopping list they gave us, so lucky I bought exactly what they said for one!!

  30. Betsey
    Hi Karen! But if those numbers are for 3 servings, 1serving would have only 4 carbs and a little over 300 cals.
  31. Kayla
    I have a question, when the recipe makes 4 servings, we are supposed to eat 1 serving and save the rest for another day correct? However, what is considered one serving, 1 cup? Furthermore, are the calories indicated for 1 or 4 servings? Because sometimes it is alot! Thank you!
  32. Lori J
    We are in the first week of the challenge and have yet to have a meal that wasn't super delicious! I used a small dollop of yoghurt which went well with the spicy flavour as I also added some sun cured jalapeños, which bumped up the heat volume! Very tasty!
  33. Nadia
    I wasn’t sure either- I assumed it was the pre-packets of spice for tacos... so that’s what I used.
  34. Alyssa
    Are you eating more servings than you are suppose to? Also, are you just eating but not drinking plenty of water or including exercise into your routine? You can't just eat high fat and pray you lose weight. Even though cutting all the carbs and sugar helps, there has to be more to it. Also, ketogenic diets are not for everyone. Your body may process these foods differently than someone else. They will lose weight quick but you may not. It just takes learning what your body can handle and what works for you.
  35. Donna M Hyatt
    Very helpful. Thank you
  36. Harris
    We make all of these recipes for the whole family of 4 to eat, but that makes it difficult to tell how much of the food each person should eat. How do you recommend splitting the portions up so that we don't eat too much or too little?
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  38. Sam
    4 serving means for 4 people?
    Reply: #42
  39. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sam!

    Normally and in this case, yes.

    4 serving means for 4 people?

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