Paleo Plan

Tex-Mex Breakfast Scramble

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Makes a hearty breakfast for two.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes (cook and dice chicken breasts ahead of time)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coconut oil, tallow, lard, or bacon drippings
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (or ground chipotle)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 12 oz chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, break eggs into a small bowl. Add cumin, chili powder, sea salt, and water. Scramble with a fork until fully combined.
  3. Add onions, bell peppers, and jalapeno to the hot skillet. Saute 3-5 minutes, or until slightly softened.
  4. Add eggs and chicken, and cook while continuously stirring until eggs are light and fluffy.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes, and top with fresh cilantro to serve.

13 Comments

  1. Does the chicken need to be cooked beforehand?

  2. jjoh158

    yes. the chicken is precooked on sunday

  3. This is a lot of calories! What would the calories be if you eliminate the Chicken?

  4. how many servings does this make?

  5. If i create this recipe online, I can only come up w/358 calories/serving. Is it possible to verify the nutritional information?

  6. Tiki Jenni

    This is much better than some fast food breakfast. It doesn’t sound that bad for you. They are fresh ingredients.
    If you fill yourself up with healthy foods, you will be less likely to snack on bad foods later in the day:)

  7. Thenuttfamily

    I made this and omitted the chicken. I can’t do chicken and eggs for some reason. Still was really good!

  8. PKHPaleo

    Very tasty. I only had 6 oz of cooked chicken total available so I added in 2 chicken breakfast sausages to give us 8 oz of protein, I sort of feel like 6 oz chicken each AND 2 whole eggs a piece would be a bit much. I also added both chili and chipotle seasonings since we like a bit of spice. Even missing the additional 4 oz of meat it was Very Filling. I also liked the flavor of the mixed meats and will probably make that a regular habit for this dish.

  9. cw822

    I am not understanding how the calories are so high in this recipe? Especially the carb count of 22g. I used MFP to create this recipe and it only calculates to 358/person.

  10. buschbet

    Is the chicken 12oz cooked or 12oz raw?

  11. tonythetankengine

    Does it matter if the chicken is pre-cooked on a Tuesday?

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