One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

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Low Carb One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole for the 17 Day Diet, Keto Diet and 17 Day Kickstart Diet

When you’re looking to satisfy that taco craving without all the added carbs, this One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole should do the trick!

This is a recipe straight from my Tasty Cycle 1 Meal Plan for the 17 Day Diet.  I’ve slightly modified it from its original version, but it still has the same flavors!

This is a perfect low carb chicken taco salad that is a winner for the 17 Day Diet as well as many other low carb diets.

It’s also a great low carb option if you’re on a Keto Diet or the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. Keep reading as I’ll let you know any changes, if needed.

Low Carb One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole is a perfect low carb meal for weight loss

Ingredients for One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

The ingredients for this low carb dish are really quite simple. No complicated list here! 

  • Shredded Chicken
  • Cauliflower rice (optional)
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Cheddar Cheese

Ingredients for One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

Substitutions For One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

If you’re not a fan of some of the ingredients, or want to use something similar that you already have in your pantry, the sky is the limit. Here are a few ideas:

  • Ground Chicken, Turkey or Beef (instead of shredded)
  • Omit Cauliflower Rice All Together (or use regular rice instead)
  • Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned
  • Use your favorite cheese instead of cheddar
  • Mix up the spices or leave all or some out

Substitutions that can be used for the One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

Additional Ingredients for One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

You can definitely add ingredients to this recipe if you want to switch up the flavors a bit. Keep in mind that depending on what you add, it may no longer be considered low carb! 

Here are a few ideas:

  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Green Chilis
  • Jalapenos
  • Rice (brown or regular)
  • More Cheese inside (Pepper Jack)
  • Corn Tortilla Chips

Additional Ingredients you can add to the One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

Optional Toppings for One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

The sky is the limit on what you can use for toppings for this taco salad recipe. Here are a few ideas from the recipe itself:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion or white onion
  • Low Sugar Salsa
  • Cilantro

There are a ton of flavorful toppings you can use for your taco salad

Use Cauliflower Tortillas to Make Low Carb Tacos

If you really want tacos and don’t need another salad, then consider using my Cauliflower Tortillas recipe!

This recipe is a great low carb option if you really are a taco lover like me and can’t live without them!

You can still use this One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole recipe as-is. Just add your filling into a warm homemade Cauliflower Tortilla and add your toppings!

Low-Carb and Loving It! Cauliflower Tortillas for your Next Taco Tuesday

One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole For The 17 Day Diet

This recipe is perfect to curb your carb cravings if you’re on the 17 Day Diet.

This recipe can be used as-is for all cycles!

If you decide to add more starchy ingredients such as black beans, corn or rice, then this dish would be perfect for Cycles 2 and 3 when starches are allowed!

What Phase of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet is this Approved For?

If you happen to be on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, you can certainly use this recipe from day 1. However, you’ll need to make a few minor changes to the recipe to make it compliant.

The changes required really are in the toppings! So if you’re on the Kickstart Diet, omit the sour cream and cheese and you are good to go for both the 3-Day Scrub and 4-Day Soak Up Phases.

If you’re on the 10-Day Stabilize Phase of the Kickstart Diet, then you can use cheese and maybe opt for a dollop of Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream. 

If you’re new to the Kickstart Diet and not sure which foods are allowed on each phase, make sure you check out my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

One Skillet Chicken Taco Salad is a flavorful low carb option if you're looking to lose weight

Is This One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole Keto Friendly?

If you’re on a Keto Diet, then this recipe can be safely eaten as long as it fits within your macros.

Depending on your macros, you may need to limit the tomatoes and onions as your toppings, and make sure you use a full fat sour cream!

Other Low Carb Mexican Inspired Recipes

If you enjoy homemade Mexican Inspired food that is low carb, make sure you check out these other recipes”

If you enjoy this One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your yummy meal!

Low Carb Chicken Taco Salad

 
Low Carb One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole is a perfect low carb meal for weight loss

One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

This One Skillet Chicken Taco Casserole is a perfect low carb option if you're craving tacos and want a salad instead!

Ingredients

  • 3 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded (or use ground)
  • 1 12oz bag of frozen cauliflower rice (approx 3 Cups) (optional)
  • 1 10oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • ½ Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion or White Onion
  • Low Sugar Salsa
  • Cilantro

Instructions

    1. If you use cauliflower rice, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add cauliflower rice and cook for about 3 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked through.
    2. Add the cooked shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, garlic powder and salt and pepper to the skillet and lightly toss until all ingredients are well combined and all ingredients are heated through.
    3. Add shredded cheese over the top, cover the skillet and lower the temperature to low and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes to allow the
      cheese to melt and the ingredients to fully get hot.
    4. Dish a serving of the chicken taco mixture into a bowl or plate. Either add to a bed of your favorite greens (or add lettuce on top).
    5. Top with your favorite salad toppings.

Notes

Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase (omit cheese and sour cream to use on 3-Day Scrub and 4-Day Soak Up Phases)

Keto Diet - limit tomatoes and/or onions depending on your macros

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