Chicken fajitas make a great meal while on keto. They’re easy to make and taste delicious. I use chicken breasts in my recipe, which are pretty lean so they’re lower in calorie than other parts such as the thighs but you can use whatever you like. Cooking this dish in a crockpot requires a lot less work than making them on the stovetop and really allows the flavor to set in.
What goes into the chicken fajitas?
Depending on how much you want to cook will depend on how much you make. Last time I made them, I cooked a family size pack of chicken breasts but it ended up being too much. We have some picky eaters and apparently only one of them likes chicken fajitas. Oh well, more for us!
So, a word of advice is to only make about 3 chicken breasts. Trust me, there will be plenty for leftovers because once you add the rest of the ingredients and shred these bad boys up and put them on low carb shells, you’ll be stuffed.
Aside from that, I will advise you to cook them on low for about 6 hours after adding the seasoning. I made homemade seasoning, which I’ll include below but it won’t be on the recipe card so print it out or write it down. It’s not a very difficult spice recipe, but it does have a lot of ingredients.
The reason for my own recipe is because I found out that regular seasoning (the kind you buy at the store in a packet/container) adds sugar to the mix! Can you believe they even put sugar in taco/fajita seasoning??? I was floored when I read the ingredients one night and saw it.
What’s the damage?
It’s hard to say because of all the ingredients and because it depends on whether or not you use them all or if you put them on shells or in a bowl. There are so many variations. In fact, when I made mine, I guestimated the calories and carb count going by what was in the shells, approximating how much chicken was in said shells, and the toppings.
I’d guess that 2 low carb shells with cheese, salsa and sour cream and about 1 cup of chicken is about 600 calories and about 8 carbs. It looks about right and doesn’t sound unreasonable. If anything, it’s probably over what it actually is.
Personally, I track EVERY macro in LoseIt! on my iPhone and I looked through it to see if I’d put anything in there but I didn’t. Sometimes, for recipes like this one, I’ll just click on the “Add Calories” button. So, I’m assuming that’s what I did the night we had this.
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 Packet Splenda
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (if you don’t have this, sub with hot sauce to your taste liking)
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