Low Carb Chicken Fajitas

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas

Low-carb-chicken-fajitas

When I decided to go low carb my initial thought was that I couldn't deal with the idea of saying goodbye to bread, pasta and most importantly, Mexican food. I really wanted to venture out in the Keto world and stay under 20 grams of net carbs, but I knew I'd quit it before I'd see any results because of my love for complex carbs.

That's when I started figuring out some alternative

s so that I can get back to my pre-pregnancy weight without looking like a walker from "The Walking Dead," seriously, yeah. I began redesigning some of my favorites and started looking like Dr. Frankenstein in the kitchen creating Frankenstein's monster but with green peppers and mushrooms instead of body parts. 🙂

My creations came into fruition and I created low carb fajitas, quesadillas, burritos--gasp!!!




How the hell did I manage to make fajitas low carb when most common tortillas are packed with 16-40 grams of carbs each, on average? At first I began using La tortilla factory tortilla (low carb version) that had a net of 7 carbs and I also tried mission flour tortilla "carb balance" version that had a net of 6 carbs--even better.

Low-carb-toritilla

Then one day I was surfing through Amazon when I discovered the most amazing life saver for a low carbs dieter. I found Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas with just...drum roll...a net of 3 carbs--yes, three, III, tres--I don't know anymore ways to say 3 so I'll stop now, ha!

The best part besides how low the carbs count was was the fact that it actually taste good, too! I'm going to share a couple Mexican reformatted recipes.

Before I list the ingredients I'm going to let you know that these are recipes for people that don't have time to cook from scratch and need some grab and go but without eating frozen crap.

Chicken Fajitas (you can substitute with steak)

The total carb count for the meal displayed in the printable recipe is 19.65 carbs which doesn't leave much left to use for breakfast, lunch and snacks, but this is for when you're just craving Mexican food. It's still pretty low but I understand most ketogenic eaters like to stay under 20 net carbs for the entire days allowance.

What I do in order to shorten the carbs count even more is omit the onions. Onions have a lot of carbs but I figured onions are a major staple in fajitas so I included it in this recipe.

Now if you have a full house of low carbers just double, triple or quadruple the ingredients depending on how many family members. If you like this recipe check out my low carb chicken quesadillas, yummy!

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas


  • 2 serving Perdue Short Cut Grilled Chicken (180 calories per 2 serving, net carbs 2)

  • 1/2 green Pepper cut into 1/4″ strips (17 calories for half large green pepper, net carbs 2.4)

  • 1/4 red Bell Pepper cut into 1/4″ strips (13 calories for 1/4 of whole red pepper, net carbs 1.75)

  • 2 Tbsp sour cream (60 calories per serving, net carbs 1) *I use full fat Breakstone’s

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (120 calories per serving, no carbs )

  • 2 Tbsp salsa (10 calories per serving, net carbs 1)

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion cut into 1/4″ strips from root to tip (23 calories for 1/2 onion, net carbs 5.5)

  • 2 Mama Lupe low carbs tortilla (120 calories per 2 servings, net carbs 6)<—That’s for 2 tortillas

Instructions


  • Heat Large cast iron (or frying pan) on high for 2 minutes. Add the Tbsp of virgin olive oil and wait until the oil is hot then add sliced peppers/onions. Since we are using fully cooked chicken we only need to add it to the pan once the raw onion had time to get the translucent appearance and the peppers to cook through.

  • Vegetables are ready set them to the side in a separate dish and add the fully cooked chicken to the pan to sear them a little. Once the chicken is ready (2 minutes or so) mix in the vegetables and stir all the ingredients together.

  • Take your 2 tortillas and wrap them in a moist paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds

  • Put fajita filling in the warm tortillas, put 1 Tbsp of Sour cream on each and place salsa on the side. Enjoy.




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