Delicious Southwest Chicken Fajita Bowl With Low-Carb Spin
Alright, let’s talk about one of my absolute favorite dishes ever: fajitas.
From the just-right blend of spices… to the perfectly softened yet crisp veggies… to the delectable sizzle you hear when your plate is ready…
I just love everything about fajitas!
So, I decided to find a way to make them at home… and one of my favorite spins on classic fajitas is the fajita bowl.
Imagine your favorite sauteed peppers & onions… flavorful chicken… and combination of spices… loaded up in a bowl.
And if you’re like me and are looking for ways to make things a little bit healthier, you’ll love this low-carb version.
Have you ever heard of cauliflower rice?Drink THIS Before Bed… Wake Up Feeling MUCH Less Pain
This grain replacement is taking the culinary world by storm. It looks and feels just like real rice, but it has none of the unwanted and heavy carbs of its real grain counterpart.
And besides, what’s a fajita bowl without rice, right? Right!
You won’t even notice that it’s good for you!
Here’s how to do it:
FTH’s Low-Carb Southwest Chicken Fajita Bowl
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Low-Carb
- 2 chicken breasts, cubed (12-14 oz)
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 lime
- 1 avocado, ripe
- ¼ cup sour cream (optional)
- 12 oz cauliflower, riced
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
1) Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add riced cauliflower, cumin, and ¼ tsp salt. Sautee until just softened and remove from heat.
2) In another skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add chicken breast and cook until outsides are crispy and golden but insides are still pink.
3) Add sliced green and red bell peppers and onions. Cook until vegetables are soft and chicken is cooked through. Add cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Remove from heat.
4) Plate the cauliflower rice and top with chicken fajita mixture. Add a squeeze of lime and sliced avocado. Top with sour cream (optional), if desired.
Why Cauliflower Is So Much More Than A Trendy Health Food
Cauliflower has been having quite a day in the spotlight lately. (Actually, more like a couple of years in the spotlight!)
Part of that is because cauliflower is so versatile. I’ve seen it used in recipes as a pizza crust… addition to or substitution for mashed potatoes… and of course, as cauliflower “rice.”
That makes it really easy to add to your diet. You can also enjoy it in many different forms—raw, steamed, roasted, or sauteed.Your Body Can Repair Itself… Click Here to See How
One of the big reasons cauliflower is such a popular food and is used in so many different recipes is that it’s a great low-carb alternative. It’s also lower in calories than many of the foods it’s used as a substitute for.
All in all, cauliflower includes a lot of nutrients for how few calories it packs in. One cup of raw cauliflower has only 25 calories, yet it contains:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B6
- Pantothenic acid
One cup of cauliflower includes 3 grams of fiber, which is 10% of your daily needs!
Eating enough fiber can help prevent digestive problems like constipation and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Fiber can also help you lose weight because it helps you stay feeling full and can curb your overall caloric intake.Joint Pain GONE: Without Harmful Prescription Pills (Here’s How)…
Cauliflower can also help you feel full thanks to its high water content. Water-dense, low-calorie foods like cauliflower can help you reduce cravings.
Furthermore, cauliflower is high in choline, a nutrient that many people are low in… and contains several antioxidants, including glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, carotenoid and flavonoid, and sulforaphane.
Why This Recipe Is SOOO Good For You…
This recipe has a lot to love. Like that mix of perfectly spiced onions & peppers that makes my mouth water…
The creamy avocado & dollop of sour cream on top…
AND it’s healthy!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it keeps me feeling full for hours afterwards… which makes it a perfect lunch (so I don’t find myself searching for “hidden” snacks in my desk after half an hour)…
Or a perfect dinner that keeps me full and satisfied all evening. (No need for a less-than-healthy midnight fridge raid!)
That’s because this recipe packs in a TON of good-for-you protein.
And that protein not only keeps you feeling full & satisfied for longer…
In fact, one published scientific study found that people who increased their daily protein intake by a mere 15-30% experienced an average calorie burn of 441 MORE calories every day!