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Chicken Fajita Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Chicken Fajitas Bowls are made with a marinade of tradition fajita seasonings and plenty of cilantro and lime. They are served with sweet peppers, onions, and avocado over cauliflower rice. This incredibly flavorful recipe is low carb, keto friendly, and gluten free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 453kcal



Fajita Vegetables

  • 3 sweet peppers * red, yellow and/or orange
  • 1 sweet onion

Cauliflower Rice

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice * from one medium head
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken * cut into bite size pieces


  • 1 avocado * cut into slices
  • extra cilantro * optional, for garnish


  • Combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, salt, smoked paprika, oregano and cilantro leaves in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend.
  • Reserve half of the marinade for later use.
  • Add the chicken to the remaining marinade, toss to coat, and let sit while you prepare the vegetables.
  • Cut the peppers and onions into thin strips and set aside.
  • Heat 2 large skillets over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken to one skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Add the olive oil and cauliflower rice to the second skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, stirring often, about 10-15 minutes.
  • After removing the chicken, add the peppers, onions and 2-3 tablespoons of the reserved marinade to the same skillet and cook until just charred and fork tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Assemble the bowls with equal amounts of the cauliflower rice, chicken, and vegetables. Top with avocado, cilantro, and drizzle with reserved marinade, if desired.



Tips and Techniques for the Best Chicken Fajitas Bowls

  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Follow the directions in this post on How to Rice Cauliflower, if needed.
  • Save time by using riced cauliflower from the fresh produce or frozen foods sections of your local grocery store.
  • If you’re not low carb, you can use an equal amount of brown sugar instead of a brown sugar substitute.
  • Omit or reduce the amount of onions and peppers to reduce the carb count, if necessary.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 1142mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3295IU | Vitamin C: 205.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.5mg