Keto fajita chicken casserole

Keto fajita chicken casserole

Onions and peppers. Chicken and cheese. All made incredible with Tex-Mex flavors. Our quick and easy keto fajita casserole is a no-brainer for busy weeknights. Because FAJITAS.. but easier and cheesier.

Keto fajita chicken casserole

Onions and peppers. Chicken and cheese. All made incredible with Tex-Mex flavors. Our quick and easy keto fajita casserole is a no-brainer for busy weeknights. Because FAJITAS.. but easier and cheesier.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ½ ½ rotisserie chicken
  • 3½ oz. 100 g cream cheese
  • 16 cup 40 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ ½ red bell pepperred bell peppers
  • ½ ½ yellow onionyellow onions
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 3½ oz. 100 g (200 ml) shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper
Serving
  • 223 oz. 75 g lettuce
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Shred the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces. Chop the onions and the peppers.
  3. Mix everything except for a third of the shredded cheese in a greased baking dish.
  4. Add the remaining cheese on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve with leafy greens dressed in olive oil.

Tip!

Want to cook your chicken from scratch? Here's our butter fried chicken recipe. So easy and delicious.

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48 comments

  1. Peter
    Is there any chance of some recipes that don't have cheese in them ?

    I know that most people like cheese but some don't (including me) and it is often annoying to find nearly every recipe with cheese in it.

    Reply: #15
  2. Sandra_nz
    I made this tonight and it would work equally well without cheese!

    I think it would taste nicer if it were cooked longer and at a lower temperature, giving the spices a chance to marry with the ingredients.

  3. Shahab
    This one, by far, is the most delicious recipe I have tried on this website. I definitely am going to try it again (and again). Thank you!
  4. Sam
    Super easy to put together and really tasty! If you like Tex mex flavours, this is a must try! It's very filling as well, I found the recipe to serve maybe 6 instead with a side salad or veggies.
  5. Cynthia
    This was so delicious! It satisfied my craving for Mexican food. I used homemade mayo but didn't have enough, so I made up the difference with sour cream. I also added a can of green chiles to the mix, as well as some fresh spinach that I steamed and squeezed dry. It added a little more time to the prep, but it was worth it. I'll be making this again.
  6. Meagan
    Absolutely loved this dish and it was so quick and easy to make. This casserole would be perfect over fat head crackers dished up like nachos
  7. Mary
    What Tex mex seasoning did you use? I can't find any
    Reply: #9
  8. Liz
    There is arecipe for the spice
    here on the site.
  9. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Mary!

    You could try this one:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/tex-mex-seasoning

    What Tex mex seasoning did you use? I can't find any

  10. Karrie Phillips
    Any chance these keto recipes can include calories as well as I'm watching my net carbs (20 gram and under) but I don't want to blow my daily calories allowance as I'm trying to keep calories around 1200-1400/day thanks
  11. Sindy
    Hello

    Please, can you switch the serving from percent to grams or include a nutritional panel.

    I am on a weight loss journey trying to go from 104 kg to a more healthy weight and I fill in a diet app daily to keep track of everything I eat and it is hard to do when you don't know this information.

    I use a lot of your recipes as my daughter is lactose and gluten intolerant and these are the only ones that can cover my WOE and her dietary needs.

    Thank you

  12. Sarah
    Just made this, it was really tasty but the sauce didn't melt (As it looks in the pic), I gave it an extra five mins too. Any ideas where I went wrong? :)
  13. Katherine
    Mine was a little dry before I put it in the oven so I mixed in some heavy cream and some salsa (sweetener free, of course.) Next time I’ll throw in some chilis.
    Great recipe. My husband, who is very skeptical of all things low carb, was very surprised at how good it was.
  14. pmajsmith
    If using cream cheese, should that be melted to be more liquid? Mine didn't do anything in the oven other than sit on top. It tastes good, but certainly didn't look as nice.
  15. Maria
    They have a dairy free section here :)
  16. Jonda
    I loved this casserole but my husband was not as fond of it.
  17. Mike D
    I tried this recipe on last week and have since made it again because my family loves it. I figured I would eat it while I was on the Keto diet but I can't make it without sharing. Love it!!!
  18. Jeri
    Regarding Step 3 (Mix everything except for a third of the shredded cheese in a greased baking dish.) does this include the cream cheese? Not clear when this comes into play and whether it is supposed to be cubed or?
    Reply: #22
  19. Susie
    How big is a rotisserie chicken? I persona.ly wouldn’t want to use a precooked chicken, so an amount or size would be great as a guide. Thanks!
  20. Susie
    Utterly delicious! I added jarred jalapeños for zing and I found it needed something crunchy to go with it for textural contrast.
  21. Ami
    Do the nutrition facts include the lettuce/olive oil, or are they just for the casserole? I would like to use another vegetable, but I'm not sure how to count this.
  22. Betts
    I softened the cream cheese in the microwave for a minute or so, and then it mixed in with the other ingredients easily.
  23. Sarah
    I also microwaved the cream cheese for about a minute. Mixed nicely after that! Next time (already have requests for it again) I will saute the onions and pepper first, as it was a little crunchy for our tastes. I used purchased fajita seasoning. It was delicious!
  24. Robert
    How much is the serving size? ( Ex. 1 cup , 1 1/3 cup...etc)
    Reply: #25
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Final recipe volume may vary from kitchen to kitchen which is why we give the number of servings rather than serving size. This ensures correct macro counts.
  26. Kathryn
    I’m thinking about trying this. What kind of shredded cheese should I use?
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I’m thinking about trying this. What kind of shredded cheese should I use?

    Cheddar cheese, monterey jack, colby cheese - this recipe is flexible and you can choose whichever cheese you prefer.

  28. Jimmy
    How does this recipe have 98g if fat? I know the mayo and cheese adds a lot, but I dont see how the math works to 98. Half that seems more realistic. Can someone help me with the breakdown.

    Thanks!

  29. Robin
    Enjoyed this, but next time will definitely add some kick. A jalapeno and/or can of chopped green chilies. Maybe a little Frank's Red Hot. I used the 4-cheese Mexican cheese blend. To me, though, even though it's tasty it doesn't taste like fajitas. I also put a dollop of grac and another of sour cream on top, which probably weren't needed for the extra fat. I also felt that 4 servings were huge - will probably do 6 or even 8 next time.

    Also had another thought that I need to investigate: I've never before had fajitas of any kind that weren't grilled with grilled veg. Yes, I realize that's not enough fat and that's the purpose of this casserole. But there are keto tortilla recipes out there, and I can't help but wonder whether those, with the beef or chicken or shrimp marinated and cooked in something like coconut oil (veg, too), with guac and sour cream on top, might give the right percentages??? Thoughts? It's more work, but might be closer to the real thing.

    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That sounds like it would be good and yes, guacamole and sour cream are excellent for adding fats.
  31. Ashley
    I just did all of this in a skillet together, topped with extra cheese and scooped it inside some cauliflower sandwich thins. They were part sandwich, part tacos lol. Good!!!
  32. Susie
    Gosh, why is this so high in carbs? 10g is high for a potion of mainly chicken and fat.
    Reply: #33
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Gosh, why is this so high in carbs? 10g is high for a potion of mainly chicken and fat.

    It's from the cream cheese, bell peppers, onion, seasonings and lettuce. You can reduce the amounts of those ingredients if you need to lower the carb count.

  34. Tracy
    How do you know what a serving size is? I love this website but it is so aggravating when it only tells the number of servings and not what the serving size is supposed to be. I wish it would say "1/4 cup, 12 cup, 2oz, 4oz....ect". I do not know how to determine the serving size! can someone please help me?!
    Reply: #35
  35. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How do you know what a serving size is? I love this website but it is so aggravating when it only tells the number of servings and not what the serving size is supposed to be. I wish it would say "1/4 cup, 12 cup, 2oz, 4oz....ect". I do not know how to determine the serving size! can someone please help me?!

    "Serving size" is not accurate due to the fact that a recipe will reduce differently in different kitchens, resulting in differing total volumes.

  36. Drew
    I sautéed the onions and peppers ahead of time and this came out great on try #2.
  37. Julia
    I just made this tonight and everyone loved it, even the kids! I have a couple questions, however:
    -Exactly how much chicken for 4 servings? I used a whole rotisserie chicken, but it was a little dry. It looked nothing like the picture!
    -Would you recommend first mixing everything but the chicken, and then mixing in the chicken last, prior to transferring it to the baking dish? It was hard to mix everything with all the chicken meat and chunks of cream cheese...
    Thanks!
    Reply: #38
  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I just made this tonight and everyone loved it, even the kids! I have a couple questions, however:
    -Exactly how much chicken for 4 servings? I used a whole rotisserie chicken, but it was a little dry. It looked nothing like the picture!
    -Would you recommend first mixing everything but the chicken, and then mixing in the chicken last, prior to transferring it to the baking dish? It was hard to mix everything with all the chicken meat and chunks of cream cheese...
    Thanks!

    Chicken is generally 4-6oz per serving. You can mix everything easier if you soften the cream cheese first.

  39. Justine
    How much is one serving on this recipe?
    Reply: #41
  40. Marilyn
    The macros on that do not work for me! 10g of carb is more than half my amount for the day 57g of protein leaves on 10g for the rest of the day and 98g of fat only leaves 20 g for the rest of the day! Plus over 1000 calories for one seving of food is completely crazy!
    Reply: #42
  41. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How much is one serving on this recipe?

    The volume per serving will vary from kitchen to kitchen. The recipe as written makes 4 servings.

  42. Andrea
    This might work well for people who are able to manage 1-2 meals a day, then. You could also try adding less of the onion & bell pepper to lower the carb count, or just find a lower carb meal all together. There are lots of options on the site and lots of ways to alter a recipe to better suit your needs. :)
  43. Jan
    I want to try this recipe, but wouldn't using onion powder instead of using an onion reduce the carbs? ( Since I found out how high onions are in carbs I stopped using them).
    Reply: #44
  44. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I want to try this recipe, but wouldn't using onion powder instead of using an onion reduce the carbs? ( Since I found out how high onions are in carbs I stopped using them).

    Yes, onion powder or dried minced onions will reduce the carb count.

  45. Jjohnskn
    I love recipes that use just under the normal package amounts. 7oz cream cheese. A pack is 8oz. Cheese comes usually 8oz. Wonder if it matters going to see.
  46. Geoffrey
    Fantastic meal! I didn’t melt the cream cheese so the sauce didn’t turn out runny like in the picture but I was very happy with the consistency. I had with a side salad and used in a burrito for my family. Will definitely be on the regular recipe list
  47. Catherine
    Is it better to saute the onions and pepper first? I am going to make this tonight.
    Reply: #48
  48. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is it better to saute the onions and pepper first? I am going to make this tonight.

    That would be up to you! You can do that if you choose; they get well cooked when baked.

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