This recipe for Keto Chicken Fajitas is perfect for any busy weeknight. Serve the flavorful chicken and pepper mixture with your choice of low-carb tortillas or cauliflower rice. Sliced avocado on top gives this dish an authentic Mexican feel.

Chicken fajitas over cauliflower rice with avocado

Chicken, veggies, spices, and lime come together to make a healthy but flavorful fajita dish you can whip up in just 30 minutes. For an easy low-carb dinner, scoop the chicken and veggie mixture into coconut wraps or over my Keto Mexican Rice recipe. If you aren’t strictly keto, white or brown rice is delicious too!

Recipe Highlights

  • These keto chicken fajitas are also gluten-free and dairy-free! You can also make them paleo by using a paleo-friendly cooking oil such as olive or avocado oil.
  • This recipe is simple to make and takes only 30 minutes to cook including prep time!
  • It’s healthy for you. This keto chicken dish has no refined or added sugars and is made with just whole foods and spices.
All the ingredients for fajitas laid out in bowls

Recipe Steps

Step One

On medium heat, cook the chicken, bell peppers, and onion in the hot oil for about 7 minutes or so.

Step Two

Add the garlic and let cook for a minute then add the water and spices.

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Step Three

Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside (about 5 more minutes).

Step Four

Remove pan from the heat and serve the chicken fajitas with a slice of lime and sliced avocado.

Step Five

The chicken fajitas taste great by themselves or serve with coconut wraps, cauliflower wraps, cauliflower rice, or in lettuce leaves.

Keto chicken fajitas topped with avocado over cauliflower rice

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FAQs

What toppings can you add to fajitas?

Add sliced avocado, fresh salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, fresh or pickled jalapenos, guacamole, iceberg lettuce, red onion, or chopped cilantro for additional flavor. Just be sure to check the carbs if you are following a strict low-carb or keto diet. If you’re on a dairy-free diet, choose a coconut-based yogurt instead of a dairy-based one.

Can I use only green peppers instead of red, orange, or yellow?

Yes, but colored peppers like red, orange, and yellow have a naturally sweet taste, whereas green peppers are slightly more bitter. Bell peppers change color as they ripen and colored peppers have matured longer on the plant.

How long are chicken fajitas good for?

Store the leftovers in the refrigerator and use within 4 days. Reheat before serving.

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Chicken fajitas on top of cauliflower rice

Keto Chicken Fajitas


Description

This recipe for Keto Chicken Fajitas is perfect for any busy weeknight. Serve the flavorful chicken and pepper mixture with your choice of low-carb tortillas or cauliflower rice. Sliced avocado on top gives this dish an authentic Mexican feel.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1.25 pounds chicken tenders
  • 3 bell peppers (any color), cored and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Coconut wraps, cauliflower wraps, cauliflower rice, or lettuce leaves (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat your oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken, bell peppers, and onion and let them cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and let it cook with the chicken and vegetables for about a minute.
  4. Then, add the water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  5. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and serve the chicken and vegetables with a slice of lime and a few slices of avocado.
  7. You can also serve your chicken fajitas with your choice of coconut wraps, cauliflower wraps, cauliflower rice, or lettuce leaves.

Notes

  1. The nutrition information for this recipe does not include the wraps or cauliflower rice that can be served with the fajitas.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

Keywords: keto, chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb

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