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Santa Fe Chicken Low Carb Meal Prep Bowls

Santa Fe chicken low carb meal prep has cilantro lime cauliflower rice and bell peppers topped with seasoned chicken breast and cheese! 8 g net carbs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, low carb, lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 303kcal


Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 4 cups cauliflower (riced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (packed)


  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 2 large chicken breasts (sliced in half horizontally; roughly 14 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

To serve

  • 1/4 cup cheese (shredded)
  • 2 avocados


  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add the riced cauliflower, salt, garlic powder and lime zest. Cook 5 or so minutes, until cauliflower rice is slightly softened (you want it to maintain some crunch).
  • Remove from heat, stir in the cilantro, and divide between four meal prep containers.
  • Add another 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add bell peppers and onion, and cook for 5 or so minutes, until slightly softened.
  • Remove from heat and divide between meal prep containers.
  • Prepare the chicken: slice horizontally to make 2 thin pieces from each chicken breast. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  • Add chicken to the pan and cook 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat, cover and allow to rest in the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Divide chicken between meal prep containers, along with cheese (1 tablespoons per bowl).


  • Store in sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To Serve

  • Heat in the microwave until steaming hot, and cheese is melted over the chicken.
  • Add sliced avocado fresh, if desired.



adding 1/2 an avocado to a meal prep bowl brings net carb count to 9 g with 30 g protein


Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2150IU | Vitamin C: 130.8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.3mg