Cheesy Mexican Chicken Skillet (low carb/keto)

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This Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken is going to become one of your all-time favorites! It is so delicious, full of flavor, and a great casserole style meal that everyone in your family will enjoy. Top with your favorite cheeses and enjoy the ooey gooey meal!

 

The past couple of weeks have been crazy around here. I can’t even believe that school has started back. As a homeschool mom, I hate to see our laid-back summer coming to an end. One thing is for sure; dinner has to be simple now. Otherwise, I am tempted to order in, which isn’t always good when you are determined to stick to a keto/low carb way of eating.

Does It Taste Like Cauliflower?

Gosh, I hope not as I don’t enjoy cauliflower. Thankfully, all the spices in this recipe completely tone it down, and I don’t taste cauliflower at all. My son, who hates cauliflower and is always suspect of hidden veggies in new recipes thought that the cauliflower was corn. I’m not sure why perhaps he was just confused since I am known to sneak veggies in his foods. 

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I use a steam bag of riced cauliflower as it is easier than using fresh. In this season of my life, I don’t have time to wash the cauliflower, cut it, grate it, and steam it. Perhaps one day when I’m not chasing toddlers, but even then that steam bag is so convenient I may stick with it forever. I love how the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and veggies help the cauliflower to blend in with the rest of this dish. It takes on the flavor of the taco seasoning, which means it doesn’t taste or smell like cauliflower. Yes, that makes me happy.

By the time you add the chicken and cheese to this Cheesy Mexican Skillet, you won’t even remember the riced cauliflower. I prefer to use cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese but feel free to switch it up. I also grate my own cheese to avoid the fillers added to pre shredded.

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Tips for Making Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken 

I have found that one skillet or casserole type meals are quick and easy especially when both of my big kids are playing sports. By cooking the chicken in my slow cooker first, it cuts back on cooking time so that I can have dinner on the table in a snap. I simply place the boneless skinless chicken breasts in a slow cooker and cover with chicken broth and salt/pepper. Then, I slow cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. You can easily use your Instant Pot for the chicken, or even use a rotisserie chicken if you prefer. Another option is to sub ground beef for the chicken and beef broth for the chicken broth for a nice variation.

Make our Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken as a great family-friendly low carb recipe that comes together in minutes. It's so easy, delicious, and kid-friendly! #keto #lowcarb

How I Store Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken

You can store this Low Carb Mexican in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Make our Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken as a great family-friendly low carb recipe that comes together in minutes. It's so easy, delicious, and kid-friendly! #keto #lowcarb

There are so many options to garnish Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chickensuch as sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, low carb salsa, and/or avocado.

How to Make Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken

Cheesy Mexican Chicken Skillet {low carb/keto}

This Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken is going to become one of your all-time favorites! It is so delicious, full of flavor, and a great casserole style meal that everyone in your family will enjoy. Top with your favorite cheeses and enjoy the ooey gooey meal!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Chicken
Servings: 
Calories: 295

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup diced green pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded (I prepared mine in the slow cooker)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 12 oz bag steamed riced cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or taco seasoning packet
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese

Instructions

    • In a cast iron skillet, melt butter then saute onion, pepper, and garlic until softened.
    • Steam riced cauliflower in microwave according to package directions.
    • Add homemade taco seasoning, Rotel, chicken broth, and cauliflower to skillet.
    • Stir to combine then cook on medium/low approx 10 minutes until extra liquid is absorbed.
  • Add cooked chicken and stir well. If mixture gets too thick, add a little more chicken broth.
  • Simmer on low covered for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top, cover and simmer until cheese is melted.
  • Optional: Serve with sour cream, cilantro, jalapenos, etc.

Notes

You can also make this recipe with ground beef and beef broth for a fun variation.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Make our Keto Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken as a great family-friendly low carb recipe that comes together in minutes. It's so easy, delicious, and kid-friendly! #keto #lowcarb

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