Keto Burrito Bowls Without the Tortilla

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These keto burrito bowls are filled with seasoned chicken, cauliflower rice and cheese. They are so easy and delicious you won’t miss the tortilla at all.

» Also try these delicious Low-Carb / Keto Bowl Recipes and Easy Keto Taco Cups.

Burrito Bowl

Burritos are one of my favorite things. They have so many flavors all packed in together. Unfortunately, flour tortillas are out so we have to get a bit creative, and that’s where a burrito bowl comes in.

By the way, if you’re really missing tortillas then try this homemade keto tortilla that is soft and pliable like a corn tortilla and can be used for tacos.

» Check out this recipe in our web story.

What Ingredients to Add

These burrito bowls are quite versatile, so you can add whatever ingredients you want and change them up so your menu stays fresh and isn’t boring.

Possibilities include:

  • Chicken, shredded beef, or pork
  • Cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, queso fresco
  • Pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, hot sauce
  • Cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives, jalapenos
  • Cilantro, red pepper flakes, green onions, limes slices
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How to Put Together a Keto Burrito Bowl

Cube the chicken and add it to a frying pan over medium heat. Once cooked through add the taco seasonings to the pan and stir to coat. For this recipe, we use a simple blend of spices to flavor the meat, but you can use pre-made taco seasoning or a homemade taco seasoning, if you want.

To make a big batch of seasoning to have on hand, this homemade taco seasoning is great. To make it keto friendly, leave out the brown sugar or replace it with a brown sugar substitute.

Cauliflower rice is so versatile since it has a very mild flavor. It adds volume and texture to a bowl without the added the carbs of rice. I find myself adding it to all kinds of things. It’s easy to make yourself. Try this homemade cauliflower rice recipe. You can also purchase it pre-made.

Burrito Bowl

For the guacamole and pico de gallo, I prefer to make my own at home to be sure there aren’t added carbs. If purchasing these ingredients, make sure to check the label for added sugar.

You can easily make these ingredients at home. Here are recipes from our sister site for keto friendly pico de gallo and guacamole.

The beauty of these burrito bowls is that there really isn’t much cooking required. Once you decide on your toppings you just need to assemble them.

You can top the bowl with any seasonings or garnishes you like. A spoonful of pico de gallo and some jalapeno, a slice of lime and some salsa. It up to you.

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How Many Carbs Are There?

This burrito bowl has just 8 net grams of carbs when using keto-friendly guacamole and pico de gallo. Some store-bought version include added sugars that can make the carbs creep up, so I always make my own at home.

If you want to make it even easier, serve this bowl with sliced avocado and chopped tomato instead of guacamole and pico de gallo. The carb count will be cut even more.

You can also replace the cauliflower rice with shredded lettuce, if you want.

Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

These bowls are great for weekly meal prep. You can make a large amount of each component, make up the bowls and put them in the fridge to have for lunch or dinner. Since you’re going to spend the time making each piece, it’s nice to get more mileage out of the prep work.

If you have a few reusable containers, you can store the bowls in the fridge and just grab one to go each day.

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Keto Burrito Bowls

These keto burrito bowls are filled with seasoned chicken, cauliflower rice and cheese. They are so easy and delicious you won't miss the tortilla at all.
4.89 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 340kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts cubed

For the taco seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the garnish

  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup keto guacamole
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • olives, jalapenos and lime for garnish


  • Cook the chicken in a pan over medium heat. When cooked through, add seasonings and stir to coat. Divide the chicken among four bowls.
  • Prepare cauliflower rice. Add it to the bowls.
  • Add the cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo to the bowls. Top with olives, jalapenos and a lime wedge for garnish.


Each serving contains 8 net grams of carbs, when using low carb pico de gallo and guacamole. If purchasing these ingredients, make sure to check the label for carbs. You can easily make these ingredients at home. Here are recipes from our sister site for keto friendly pico de gallo and guacamole.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 722IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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7 thoughts on “Keto Burrito Bowls Without the Tortilla

  1. Shinta Simon says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for new keto recipes to try out and these keto burrito bowls look perfect! I love that you’ve used cauli rice in the recipe. I’m trying it out this week. Thank you for the recipe

  2. Wanda says:

    5 stars
    Most definitely this is my kind of meal that I could eat every day and never get sick of it! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Tara says:

    5 stars
    Oh yum! Such amazing flavors and color in this burrito bowl. I love how it all comes together in under 30 minutes too.

  4. Sara Welch says:

    5 stars
    Made this for lunch today and it did not disappoint! So quick and easy; it’s definitely a new favorite recipe in my home!

  5. Judy M says:

    5 stars
    This was really really good. And much appreciated on a day when my back was hurting. I can’t stand to cook (both ways)

    It was like putting together a taco bar. Instead of cooking chicken, I used some black beans that were in the freezer. We had the Trader Joes stirfry cauliflower rice as an option.

    Thank you very much. This came up on my feed and just came at the right time. Thank you, Angela!

    • Angela says:

      Hi Judy, so glad that this recipe was a hit! The great thing about a bowl is that you can add whatever you have on hand.

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