This recipe for keto chicken fajitas allows you to enjoy all the flavors of this Mexican classic dish without the worry of consuming too many carbs. It’s an easy one-pan keto meal that packs a lot of flavor with minimal effort.
It’s a great option for the whole family!
Whether you need a quick weekday meal busy weeknights or a weekend dish that everyone will embrace, this keto-friendly chicken fajitas recipe is one you’ll want to keep on rotation when keto meal planning.
Serve the low-carb chicken fajitas with keto tortillas, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, or even a bed of lettuce. And by all means, be sure you drizzle the chicken fajitas with our keto spicy cilantro garlic sauce for a zesty kick!
The dish comes together in one pan in under 30 minutes. It’s a delicious breeze since only a few basic ingredients are needed.
You’ll start by seasoning your chicken with our homemade fajita seasoning mix loaded with Mexican spices and has zero sweeteners, fillers, and additives.
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Keto Chicken Fajitas
Our family LOVES the flavor profile of Mexican dishes, so it’s no surprise that when chicken fajitas are being served, they vanish quickly.
I mean, what’s not to love? Tender, juicy slices of chicken breasts, multicolored bell peppers, and onions seasoned with bold fajita flavor come together for one scrumptious meal.
No need to visit a Mexican restaurant and risk messing up your low carb diet with traditional fajitas, when you can have Mexican food at home.
The problem is that to keep the recipe low in carbs and keto-friendly, we need to start with the right seasoning and make sure it’s accompanied by sides that keep our keto macros in check.
Are Chicken Fajitas Keto-Friendly?
What’s key to keeping them low in carbs is not serving them with traditional tortillas but with low carb tortillas. Nor should you accompany them with refried beans.
Chicken fajitas can be a healthy, delicious option; while doing a ketogenic diet, leave out the high carb sides, and you’ll be good.
Not a fan of chicken breasts? No problem, you can substitute it for skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Just keep in mind that it will need to be cooked a tad longer.
How To Make Low Carb Chicken Fajitas
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Once your chicken breasts are sliced and generously tossed with our keto-friendly fajitas seasoning and lime juice for rich Mexican flavors, you can marinate the chicken ahead of time or the day of. Either way, the keto fajitas will be full of flavor.
The chicken strips are cooked over medium-high heat in a large skillet that is lightly coated with your choice of oil, where they get seared.
I then sauteed a combination of sliced red, orange, yellow, and green bell peppers and onions in the skillet the chicken fajitas were cooked in.
The vegetables are allowed to get slightly charred around the edges to caramelize in the chicken’s juices. Then it’s just a matter of serving with keto side dishes.
In fact, you can keep things even easier by serving the chicken fajitas with coconut wraps and not bothering making any of the sides.
Keto Chicken Fajita Ingredients
With just a few basic ingredients, you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this one-pan dish. The following are the ingredients you’ll need. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small thin strips.
- Peppers, I used a combination of green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers.
- Onion, sliced
- Garlic cloves, minced
- Oil, I used avocado oil
- Keto-friendly fajita seasoning
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If you’re wanting an easy low carb chicken fajita recipe that uses simple ingredients and is sure to become a keto family favorite, you’ve come to the right place.
Once you’ve seasoned your chicken with our homemade fajita seasoning and cooked the chicken over high heat in either a large cast-iron skillet or wok, you can serve them with low carb tortillas, shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cheese for a complete meal.
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- 1 1/2 pound of chicken breast, sliced thinly
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 medium green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 medium yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced
- 1 medium yellow onion sliced
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
Keto Fajita Seasoning
- 2-3 tablespoons of fajita seasoning mix
- 1/4 cup of lime juice, about 2 limes
- Toss the sliced chicken breasts with 2-3 tablespoons of keto-friendly homemade fajita seasoning.
- Add the lime juice and allow the chicken to marinate while the peppers and onions are sliced.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Add the chicken strips and saute until the chicken is seared and fully cooked about 10 minutes.
- Remove the cooked chicken and add the peppers and onion, and minced garlic, and cook until tender about 7-8 minutes.
- Add the chicken back into the skillet and heat for a couple of minutes and serve immediately.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
I used a combination of bell peppers but you can opt to use just one and still have a delicious dish.
You can opt to swap the yellow onion if you prefer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 3.9gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: .9gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 24.6g