One Pot Low Fat Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry
Mar 15, 2018, Updated Jun 04, 2021
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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, only 6.4 carbohydrates, and packed with 47.2 grams of low fat protein in just 20 minutes!
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.
Tips To Working This Mexican Chicken Stir Fry Into Your Specialty Diet:
-Take Shape For Life Diet Mexican Chicken Stir Fry.
To make this recipe adaptable for a take shape for life plan as your lean & green meal, make sure you watch the spices in coordination with your condiments allowance for the day. The olive oil takes up your 1 healthy fat allowance, and the spices will use up your 3 condiment servings. I have noted that the chili powder is optional as it would take you over your condiment servings for the day.
The photo in the dish represents a lean and green meal serving size- I picked out chicken and weighed it out to 6 ounces, and measured out 3 1/2 cup servings of the vegetables. Since cooking the chicken with the broccoli and peppers makes it more flavorful, without adding additional calories.
-Keto Chicken and Vegetables Mexican Stir Fry Dinner.
To make this recipe great for a keto diet, try it with some shredded sharp cheddar or jack cheese melted over the top, and you could also mix in up to 1/2 cup of heavy cream for a rich and fattening meal that is totally addictively creamy! Adding in avocado or sour cream are a great way to get the right macros, too.
Depending on your macros for the day, you might cut the onion from the dish and slightly reduce garlic, since they are higher in carbs. I prefer them in for flavor – but it depends where you are for the day’s macros.
-Vegan Chicken and Vegetables Mexican Stir Fry
To make this delicious Mexican Chicken Stir Fry suitable for a vegan diet, there are a couple of swaps you can make.
-Swap Quorn chicken tenders or other meat alternative for cubed chicken meat. This will reduce chicken cook time, and change when you add to the stir fry – add just after onions so it can brown with onions.
-Swap portobello mushrooms or cauliflower steaks for chicken.
Both are packed with flavor and
-Family Friendly (non low carb) Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet
Finally, you can make this a truly family-pleasing dinner by adding in some spanish rice for a flavor the whole family loves!
Simply add the rice right after vegetables and chicken have browned, tossing the rice in the olive oil to “toast” it slightly.
Add in water (the amount listed on the rice you choose) as well as any seasoning packets in the rice + 1 can of diced tomatoes (again, as called for on the brand of Spanish or yellow rice you buy.)
Cover and let cook fully until rice is tender and chicken has reached 165 internal temperature.
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One Pot Low Fat Paleo Mexican Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
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- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 skinless chicken breasts, fat trimmed off and diced into 2" chunks
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- optional: 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 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 InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 51mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 21g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.