Keto Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl with Chili Mayo
OMG Mexican! This Keto chicken fajita burrito bowl with chili mayo serves up the Mexican you crave in a low-carb format.
Potential Pitfalls with Fajitas
In a sense, there are no downsides with fajitas. However, if you’re on Keto, there could be some hidden trouble spots in your delicious dish.
The not-so-hidden issue with fajitas or burritos is the flour-filled tortillas. Sometimes the easiest solution is also the best, so we’ll just ditch the tortillas and put all the intoxicating fillings in a bowl.
Another issue for me is the dairy that tends to go with fajitas. That cheese and sour cream may taste amazing, but it tends to wreak havoc on people’s bodies.
I encourage you to cut it out of your diet for 30 days and see how you feel. This recipe is a great opportunity to start, as it contains no dairy.
Another issue, particularly if you’re eating out, is the cooking oil the fajitas are prepared with. Vegetable oil and seed oils are more than a little terrible for you.
Whether you’re Keto or not, do your body a huge favor and use something friendlier, like the olive oil chosen for this recipe.
The Substitution of Sour Cream
Since I cruelly took away the sour cream in this recipe, there should be something to replace it. I mean, fair is fair, right?
I chose to make a zippy chili mayo to go with this chicken fajita burrito bowl. The smooth and spicy mayo plays nicely with the other ingredients.
If you’re wondering if I just swapped one dairy item for another, you’re probably not alone, but mayo isn’t dairy.
It’s typically made by mixing egg yolks with lemon juice or vinegar. It doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, but somehow it works and doesn’t have even a touch of dairy.
To make it jive with the rest of the recipe, I added lime juice, paprika, and a bit of chili powder to this mayo.
Manage Your Macros
You can’t very well reach your goals if you aren’t aware how much protein, fat, and carbs you consume, and if you’re within your sweet spot to lose weight.
Sure, at first you’ll probably shed some pounds just by eating less carbs. That’s a great way to get going, but not a great strategy for the long run.
Knowledge is power, and this simple one-question ketogenic calculator can tell you just about everything you need to know.
Plug in your weight for a basic evaluation, or scroll down and enter some more info for a more customized approach to Keto.
You’ve got this!
Mexican without the carbs? Yes, please! This tasty bowl is sure to be a new favorite.
For the chicken –
- 1 chicken breast, cut into strips
- ¼ red onion, sliced
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon (3 g) garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil, to cook with
For the bowl –
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup cilantro lime cauliflower rice
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped for garnish
- 2 handfuls of kale
- 1 lime, cut into wedges for serving with
For the chili mayo –
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) mayo
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) lime juice
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) paprika
- Dash of chili powder (add more to taste)
- Dash of salt
- Toss the chicken strips, onion, and bell pepper in the spice mix (cumin, paprika, chili flakes, garlic powder, salt).
- Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil to a frying pan and saute the chicken mix until the chicken is cooked and the onions and bell peppers are softened.
- Put together the bowl by placing the kale at the bottom of the bowl and top with the cauliflower rice, chicken, avocado, tomato. Garnish with cilantro and 2 tablespoons of chili mayo. Serve with lime wedges, and sprinkle additional spices on top if desired.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 560
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 48 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 26 g