This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
“This chicken tastes better than a restaurant!” My husband Xaver loves to cook. Recently he made grilled chicken for a dinner party. Our guests' kids could not stop raving about how delicious and juicy the chicken tasted. Their mom said she can never get her chicken to turn out juicy like ours. If you've ever made flavorless, dry chicken then you know the struggle with chicken is real. Luckily, it's easier than you'd expect to make the most tasty chicken ever. One simple ingredient is all you need to have the juiciest chicken every time you make it.
We're going to make the most flavorful chicken on the planet! And then we're gonna use it to make these keto chicken fajita bowls.
The Secret ingredient for juicy, flavorful chicken
All the flavor in the chicken starts with Knorr Selects® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon. Every Mexican kitchen I've ever been in has a box or container of Knorr bouillon in the pantry! It is really is that simple … Knorr Selects® Bouillon is the secret cooks use to make their food more flavorful and juicy.
You can add the rich authentic Latino flavor of Knorr to all of your dishes, now with ingredients you can feel better about. Knorr Selects® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon (14.1oz) is made with natural chicken stock and contains zero artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or added MSG.
As soon as I saw Knorr Selects® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon on the shelves at my local Cardenas Supermarket, I was super excited. I literally texted my extended family to tell them about it. (Seriously, I almost put the screenshot in here to show you.) You can find Knorr® Selects Bouillon at Cardenas, Superior, El Super, Super King, and Northgate Markets.
Authentic Latin Flavor for keto
I'm a longtime paleo eater. Right now I am doing keto but the basics are the same: I want natural, delicious food for myself and my family. My entire family uses Knorr bouillon in all of our cooking. Now that we can get a natural version of the Knorr boullion we know and love, it's gonna be so much easier to say on track with my natural eating plans. And we can still enjoy the traditional flavors of the Latino dishes we love.
Knorr Selects® are available in these varieties:
- Knorr Selects Chicken Granulated Bouillon is perfect for adding flavor to any traditional recipe, from chicken to soups and sauces
- Add flavor to your favorite beef dishes, pasta, vegetables, and more with Knorr Selects Beef Granulated Bouillon
- Made from vegetable stock, use Knorr Selects Vegetable Granulated Bouillon in any recipe to add depth and flavor
- Knorr Selects Granulated Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor is made with natural chicken stock, this bouillon is perfect for adding flavor to traditional Mexican recipes like Albondigas soup and Arroz Rojo.
Find even more recipe ideas using Knorr Selects® Bouillon in this fun flip guide online.
How to get juicy chicken
Knorr Selects® Chicken Granulated Bouillon is the secret to juicy chicken and flavorful dishes. It might seem counter-intuitive to put chicken flavor on top of chicken. But the combination of the bouillon with the chicken helps to bring out more of the natural flavors in the chicken.
Chicken needs a marinade with this ingredient
You can use Knorr Selects® Chicken Granulated Bouillon as part of a marinade for your chicken prior to cooking. Knorr shares how to create a simple quick marinade with Knorr Selects Bouillon in these delicious chicken tacos recipes. We used this method to flavor the chicken for our chicken fajita bowl recipe.
How to make Keto Chicken Fajita Bowls
Have you ever made a dish that tasted so good, you surprised yourself? That was my husband's reaction to these keto chicken fajita bowls!
I miss visits to the burrito place that makes burrito bowls since I went paleo and keto. Their bowls don't even taste good to me anymore. When my husband had this idea for keto fajita burrito bowls, I was skeptical. But he surprised me! These bowls are so flavorful, you'll want to meal prep them for several days a week.
Preparing the chicken and rice for the burrito bowls
These keto burrito bowls have two main components. The rice forms the base of the bowl. And the chicken and other ingredients form the toppings. You can change up the topppings to create countless flavor combinations.
Keto Cauliflower Rice
This keto-friendly version of a burrito bowl is built on a base of Mexican cauliflower rice. We used Knorr Selects® Chicken Granulated Bouillon to give the cauliflower the authentic flavor of traditional arroz rojo. The “rice” still tastes like cauliflower but it packs the flavor I remember from my grandma's Mexican rice recipe growing up.
Once you've prepared the rice, you'll need to prep all of the burrito bowl toppings.
Fajitas are traditionally made with sliced bell peppers and onions. You can prepare these fajita bowls with onions for a paleo friendly meal. Keto dieters may want to skip the onions. Onions have about 7.6g of carbs per serving compared to 2.9g of carbs per serving of bell pepper. Check out this guide to see which vegetables make sense for your macros on keto.
We prepared this recipe with the onions. The rest of the family eats the bowls with the onions. I remove the onions from the fajita vegetables on my bowl to keep my carbs in check.
Slice the onions and bell peppers into thin strips. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until smoking. Then add the onion and peppers. Cook over high heat stirring constantly for about 2-3 minutes until the onions and peppers begin to char.
Add 1 Tablespoon of butter to the onions and peppers and turn down heat to medium. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the onions and peppers are soft. Remove the fajita vegetables from the skillet and set aside until it's time to assemble the fajita bowls.
Keto Burrito Bowl Chicken
The secret to juicy chicken in this recipe is the marinade. Place the chicken in a bowl. Add the juice of 1 lime, all of the spices, and the Knorr Selects® Chicken Granulated Bouillon to the chicken. Gently toss to coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Cook the chicken in the same skillet as the fajita vegetables. The flavors from the fajita vegetables will add extra flavor to the chicken. Add 1 Tablespoon of butter to the hot skillet. Cook the chicken thighs for about 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180℉.
Making Chicken Fajita Bowls
Place 1 cup of Mexican cauliflower rice in the bottom of a bowl. Slice one chicken thigh into thin strips and arrange on top of the rice.
Add the following to the fajita bowl:
- Fajita vegetables
- Sliced avocado
- Kalamata olives
- Sliced grape or cherry tomatoes (yes, tomatoes are keto!)
- Cilantro as a garnish
- Lime wedges as garnish
This keto chicken fajita bowl has become one of our favorites for meal prepping because it reheats so well. Reserve the limes, avocado, and tomatoes to the side and add to the burrito bowl after you reheat it.
Grab the printable recipe below. And be sure to stop by your local Cardenas, Superior, El Super, Super King, and Northgate Markets to pick up Knorr® Selects Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon for this recipe.
Keto Chicken Fajita Bowl Recipe
A keto-friendly chicken fajita bowl recipe. Make this simple, flavorful take on the chicken burrito bowl for your next keto lunch.
- Prep Time: 40 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Mexican
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 red onion medium (omit for strict keto)
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 Tbsp Knorr Selects® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 lime juiced
2 Tbsp butter
4 cups of Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice
12 grape tomatoes
20 kalamata olives, halved
fresh cilantro to garnish
lime wedges to garnish
- Place chicken in a bowl or plastic bag.
- Add Knorr Selects Granulated Chicken Bouillon and spices to the chicken.
- Add juice of one lime to chicken.
- Mix chicken with spices and lime juice. Cover and chill to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Slice onion and bell peppers into thin strips.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until smoking. Add onion and peppers. Cook over high heat stirring constantly for about 2-3 minutes until the onions and peppers begin to char.
- Add 1 Tbsp of butter to the onions and peppers and turn down heat to medium. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the onions and peppers are soft. Then remove from the skillet.
- Add 1 Tbsp of butter to the hot skillet. Place chicken thighs in the hot skillet. Cook the chicken thighs for about 5-8 minutes per side or until an internal temperature of 180℉.
- Slice chicken and place in a bowl of cauliflower rice (or rice for non keto eaters), with the peppers, sliced avocados, olives, and tomatoes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 771
- Sugar: 9.7
- Sodium: 2060
- Fat: 42.2
- Saturated Fat: 12.7
- Carbohydrates: 27.2
- Fiber: 12.5
- Protein: 73.2
- Cholesterol: 226
Keywords: keto, Mexican
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Love this recipe! And I love how you made this Keto friendly.
Jennifer Priest says
Thank you!! It’s super yummy and I was so excited to share it.