Garlic butter keto chicken fajitas is a keto-friendly meal your whole family will love. Low carb chicken fajitas is one of the simple meals that helped me stay on track with keto long enough to lose more than 100 pounds!
Unlike traditional fajitas that use corn tortillas, you can turn this Mexican food favorite keto by serving fajita meats and toppings with a fork.
Busy weeknights? Don’t fret. This easy weeknight dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes. The ease of this meal combined with the buttery garlic flavors will make this meal a family favorite in no time. The best part is – your family won’t even know this delicious meal fits into your low carb diet. It tastes way too good to be diet food!
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Ingredients for Garlic Butter Chicken Fajitas
When it comes to keto fajitas, it’s your choice when it comes to the chicken you use. Feel free to slice up chicken breast or boneless skinless chicken thighs. Even though some say chicken thighs work better for a keto diet since they’re higher in fat, I’m the typical lifelong dieter that sticks with chicken breasts for most meals. Old habits die hard … but I still get results!
Grab whichever low carb vegetables you love when it comes to fajitas. I usually keep this meal simple by slicing up red onion, red peppers, and a green pepper. If I’m out of any of these veggies, I’ll still make this keto chicken fajita recipe. It’s easy enough to double up on one of the other veggies or even skip the missing vegetables entirely.
Garlic butter chicken fajitas differ from traditional fajitas in that you only need a few more simple ingredients to finish the recipe.
These keto chicken fajitas skip homemade fajita seasoning in lieu of a buttery garlic sauce. To make that sauce, you need coconut aminos, avocado oil, minced garlic, butter and coconut oil. You can also add a thickener, like arrowroot powder, if the sauce isn’t thick enough.
How to Make Garlic Butter Chicken Fajitas
Now that you have all of the ingredients on hand, time to get these fajitas sizzling.
Start by heating the coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. While heating, cut the chicken into thin strips. Then, add the chicken strips into the hot oil. Cook until lightly browned. This takes 3-4 minutes on each side.
While the chicken browns, cut the veggies into thin slices and set aside. If you need a little time to do this, you can meal prep the vegetables ahead of time. This way, they’re ready to add when it’s go time.
As the chicken browns, mix together the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the coconut aminos, avocado oil, and minced garlic. If you don’t have avocado oil, olive oil could work as a substitute. If you make this swap, wait to stir the olive oil in until the end of the meal since olive oil doesn’t have a high smoke point.
Once the chicken is browned, drain excess water from the pan. Then top the chicken with sliced onions and peppers. Next, pour the sauce over the chicken and veggies. Cook over medium-heat for approximately five minutes, or until the vegetables soften.
Top with butter to allow it to melt over the mixture as everything cooks.
This next step is optional. If the sauce is thick enough for your family dinner, there’s no need for arrowroot powder. But if you like a thicker sauce, then add in arrowroot powder mixed with water. Once mixed, remove the chicken fajitas from the heat and stir in the arrowroot powder mixture. Stir until well combined.
Feel free to season the fajitas with black pepper and salt to taste.
Different Ways to Enjoy Garlic Butter Chicken Fajitas
My favorite way to serve this meal is to turn it into a fajita bowl. You can serve as is with a fork, or even line the bowl with a delicious cauli-rice first. This Mexican Cauliflower Rice recipe is packed with delicious Mexican flavors and makes any Taco Tuesday feel complete. Cilantro lime cauliflower rice is another great option that will make you feel like you’re eating in a fancy Mexican restaurant.
You can serve this recipe on top of low carb tortillas. While this isn’t my favorite option since many “keto-friendly” tortillas are filled with junk ingredients, I understand sometimes you want to wrap your fajitas up in love. If that’s the case, it’s always better to make keto tortillas from scratch so you know everything that’s in them.
An alternative to low-carb tortillas are lettuce wraps. They give your fajitas a nice crunch, while not giving your body any of the junk you’re trying to avoid on a keto diet. With a carb count of zero, lettuce wraps are the perfect way to bring this recipe together.
I typically eat these fajitas with a fork. Add a side of salsa, a dollop of sour cream, and some homemade guacamole – and this is a meal your entire family will love. This is me speaking from firsthand experience since my five year old can get enough of the chicken with the white sauce.
The Keto Chicken Fajitas Wrap Up
The great thing about easy keto recipes like this is they make living a low carb lifestyle enjoyable. In less than 20 minutes, you can have this delicious meal on the table and still lose weight with simple meals you love!
If you’re looking for easy recipes with a Mexican flavor your whole family will love, check out this keto taco casserole recipe. Layered taco salad is another family favorite that’s easy to prepare. It mixes sour cream with taco seasoning as the base for a simple taco salad you’ll crave!
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Keto Chicken Fajitas
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Garlic Butter Chicken Fajitas
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: Varies
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Keto
- Diet: Diabetic
- A pound of chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch thick strips
- ½ cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2–3 tbsp coconut oil
- Medium onion, sliced
- Green bell pepper, sliced
- Red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 1 tbsp water
- Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan.
- Once hot, add sliced chicken and cook until lightly browned, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.
- In a small bowl, stir together coconut aminos and minced garlic.
- Once chicken is lightly browned, add onions and peppers on top. Cover with coconut aminos sauce. Stir well.
- Add butter to the pan. Allow butter to melt while occasionally stirring chicken and veggies.
- Cook until veggies are soft, or approximately 5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine arrowroot powder and water. Stir well.
- Remove pan from heat. Stir in arrowroot / water mixture to thicken sauce.
- Stir well and then serve hot.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 593.9
- Fat: 35.8
- Carbohydrates: 15.7
- Fiber: 1.3
- Protein: 47.7
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