One Pot Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry

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Easy one pot paleo Mexican chicken stir fry – Delicious Mexican Chicken and Vegetable stir fry is great for low carb or keto dieters – and so delicious the whole family will love it. This hearty and healthy Mexican Chicken dinner is under 300 calories per serving!

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One Pot Easy Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry

If you’re sticking to a diet, it can be hard to find quick, easy and delicious meals you can whip up in a few minutes that will keep you full, satisfied, and keep you going strong on your diet.

This easy one pot paleo mexican chicken stir fry is a delicious, quick and incredibly healthy meal that is whole 30, paleo, low carb and take shape for life compliant.

I’m even including a version of this completely amazing dinner that you can make all in one pot with rice, too, for those not watching carbs! 

This keto mexican chicken stir fry naturally gluten free, has an ideal balance of fats, protein and carbohydrates- and has a ton of delicious whole food flavor!

This easy Mexican chicken dinner only takes 20 minutes to make, start to finish.

You can’t get any more easy than that when it comes to fresh, healthy meals- and with over 42 grams of low-fat protein, this meal is a MAJOR win!

And it cooks in only one pot so you have less dirty dishes to clean!

We cook the peppers and broccoli with the chicken to maximize flavor without having to add additional calories.

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Tips and Tricks for Making Mexican Chicken Stir Fry

Choose Quality Chicken: Opt for organic, free-range chicken for the best flavor and health benefits.

Marinate for Flavor: Marinate the chicken in lime juice, garlic, and traditional Mexican spices like cumin and chili powder to infuse it with bold flavors.

Use Fresh Vegetables: Incorporate a colorful mix of vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and zucchini. For a more authentic touch, add jalapeños or poblano peppers.

Cook in Stages: Sauté the chicken first until it’s nearly cooked through, then remove it from the pan. This allows you to cook the vegetables without overcooking the chicken, adding it back in at the end to reheat.

Thicken Naturally: To thicken the sauce naturally, add a small amount of tomato paste or crushed tomatoes, which are paleo-friendly and add richness to the dish.

Boost with Herbs: Fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice added at the end of cooking can enhance the freshness and zest of the dish.

Spice Wisely: Adjust the heat level with the amount of chili powder or fresh chilies to suit your taste.

Serve with Paleo Sides: Pair the stir fry with cauliflower rice or a side of mixed greens for a complete paleo meal.

Keep it Colorful: The more colorful your vegetables, the more appealing and nutritious your stir fry will be.

Experiment with Toppings: Garnish with avocado slices, a sprinkle of diced red onions, or even a dollop of paleo-friendly guacamole to add texture and extra flavor.

chicken with peppers and broccoli in a bowl with sauce

What to Enjoy with Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry

If you love this delicious easy paleo Mexican chicken, you’ll love these other delicious low carb recipes anyone can make – no matter your skill level or comfort in the kitchen!

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet Soup

One Pot Salsa Chicken Thighs Skillet

Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs

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One Pot Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry

Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry combines tender chicken pieces with vibrant bell peppers, onions, and zesty spices, all sautéed to perfection for a wholesome and flavor-packed meal.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, main dish, stir fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 209kcal
Author Courtney ODell
Cost $8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan on medium high heat.
  • Add oil and heat until shimmery, about 20 seconds.
  • Add diced chicken, stir occasionally until lightly browned on all sides- about 5 minutes.
  • Add peppers and broccoli and continue to cook until veggies are slightly browned and softened- about 10 minutes.
  • Add spices and a little water to help coat the stir fry with the spices (about 2 tbsp- adjust as needed).
  • Cook until water is completely absorbed.
  • Remove and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 934mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4800IU | Vitamin C: 215mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. 2pots2cook says:

    5 stars
    So vibrant, inviting …… Thank you so much !

  2. Katherine says:

    It seems the recipe is no longer on this post 🙁

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      It’s been fixed – changed systems! Sorry about that.