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Low Carb Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

This healthy entrée features economical chicken tenders and plenty of fresh vegetables, rather than large amounts of more expensive meat. It can be enjoyed on its own or served over a bed of cauliflower rice to absorb the delicious, rich sauce. You need to try this recipe for low carb tex-mex chicken tenders.

The flavor is even better the next day, so consider making a double batch for a quick and healthy lunch the following day.

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Ingredients for low carb tex-mex chicken:
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb.(450g) chicken tenders
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1½ t. smoked paprika
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ c. chicken broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Optional toppings:
  • Avocado, diced
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, around 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken develops a bit of color on each side, around 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is well coated and the spices are fragrant, around 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, around 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and top with diced avocado or pickled jalapenos and red onion, if desired, and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Low Carb Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders ( print version below)

Low Carb Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders
 
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This healthy entrée features economical chicken tenders and plenty of fresh vegetables, rather than large amounts of more expensive meat.
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Recipe type: Low Carb
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb.(450g) chicken tenders
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1½ t. smoked paprika
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ c. chicken broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Optional toppings:
  • Avocado, diced
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, around 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken develops a bit of color on each side, around 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is well coated and the spices are fragrant, around 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, around 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and top with diced avocado or pickled jalapenos and red onion, if desired, and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy!
Notes
NET CARBS 9 G PER SERVING
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 198 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 12 Sugar: 8 Fiber: 3 Protein: 25

 

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