Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls | KetoDiet Blog


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These keto Caprese Chicken Bowls are a delicious and quick lunch option that travels perfectly and packs a protein and healthy fat punch. This recipe is single serving but feel free to increase the amounts as it’s super scalable.

It’s ultra high in potassium and magnesium and will provide a good amount of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied for longer, especially if you are one of those who only eat twice a day.

If you can’t find baby mozzarella balls feel free to use fresh sliced mozzarella or even shredded mozzarella in a pinch. If you’re making this with plans to travel with it, be sure to store the dressing separately so that the greens don’t get soggy. You can toss the avocado with a bit of lemon juice to keep it from browning.

Meal Prep and Time Saving Tips

Too busy to cook? Use leftover cooked chicken and simply drizzle with olive oil, balsamic and Italian herbs. Keep the chicken in the fridge for up to 4 days ready to make your bowl.

Make sure to check out our guide on How to Stay Low-Carb and Keto When You Travel, and even more tips on How To Follow a Low-Carb Diet If You Are Busy.

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.3 grams

Protein43.5 grams

Fat54.2 grams

Calories715 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 25%, fat 71%

Total carbs16.5 gramsFiber9.2 gramsSugars4.1 gramsSaturated fat12.3 gramsSodium620 mg(27% RDA)Magnesium127 mg(32% RDA)Potassium1,396 mg(70% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

Marinated chicken:
Salad:
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or any greens of choice (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/4 loose cup basil leaves (8-10 leaves)
  • 6 baby mozzarella balls or fresh mozzarella, sliced (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breast in a sealable container with the olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, and salt. Transfer to the refrigerator to marinate anywhere from 10 minutes to overnight.
  2. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Transfer the chicken along with the marinade to the skillet and sear 4-5 minutes per side until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and slice.
    Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls
  3. In a small jar, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set aside until ready to serve.
    Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls
  4. Assemble the salads by placing the veggies and mozzarella in a bowl.
    Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls
  5. Top with chicken and dressing. Serve immediately.
    Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls
    If you’re packing the salad to go, store the dressing separately.
    Low-Carb Caprese Chicken Bowls

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbs Protein Fat Calories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g 25.4 g 3 g 136 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g 0 g 13.5 g 119 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
0.9 g 0 g 0 g 5 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.3 g 0.1 g 0 g 3 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.9 g 1.7 g 0.2 g 14 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g 0.1 g 0 g 0 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
1.6 g 13.8 g 9.1 g 145 kcal
Avocado, fresh
1.8 g 2 g 14.7 g 161 kcal
Tomatoes, cherry, fresh, all varieties
0.9 g 0.4 g 0.2 g 9 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g 0 g 13.5 g 119 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
0.9 g 0 g 0 g 5 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Total per serving
7.3 g 43.5 g 54.2 g 715 kcal

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