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low carb jalapeno lime chicken skillet

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Skillet: Whole30, Low carb, 20 Minute Meal

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  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This jalapeno lime chicken skillet is a Whole30 compliant, low carb meal that's ready to go in less than 30 minutes! Even better - you can make it in just one pan! It's a quick and easy meal to add to your meal prep routine or throw together on a busy weeknight! 


  • 4 chicken breasts - (4-5 oz each)
  • 1 cup chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded (1/2 diced, and 1/2 sliced for garnish)
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tbs ghee
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heal oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat
  2. Once hot, add onion to skillet and sauté until onion is translucent (about 2 minutes)
  3. Add chicken, garlic powder and onion powder and brown on both sides (about 4-6 minutes per side depending on thickness or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees).
  4. Remove chicken breast from heat, wrap in foil and set aside
  5. Add broth, ghee, 1/2 of the lime juice and diced jalapeño to skillet and heat on high
  6. Once the liquid begins to boil, reduce heat to low and whisk in coconut milk and arrowroot powder until mell mixed. The liquid will begin to thicken.
  7. Add chicken back to skillet, spooning sauce over the top
  8. Squeeze the rest of the lime juice over the chicken and top with lime sand jalapeño slices to garnish
  9. Serve with your favorite sides. I love asparagus and air fried potatoes!


*I recommend pounding chicken down to similar thickness so cook time is similar


  • Serving Size: 1 Piece of Chicken with Sauce
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 14.5
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8
  • Protein: 26.5