Tex-Mex Breakfast Scramble

This quick and tasty Paleo casserole recipe combines sautéed chicken, eggs and vegetables together with Tex-Mex spices like cumin and chili powder. This Paleo recipe can easily be modified to be vegetarian by leaving out the chicken. You could also replace the chicken with steak, turkey, sausage, lamb, or any type of meat of your choice. Feel free to add other spices like chipotle seasoning to your taste as well. If you enjoyed this Tex-Mex Breakfast Scramble recipe, try our Chicken Stir-Fry Breakfast recipe next time. For more FREE Paleo breakfast recipes (and to check out our hundreds of other FREE Paleo recipes) visit our PaleoPlan recipe center.

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Tex-Mex Breakfast Scramble

Servings 2

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 535

carbohydrate 22g

protein 60g

fat 23g


  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil for cooking chicken
  • 3/4 pound(s) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon(s) coconut oil or tallow, lard, or bacon drippings
  • 4 large egg(s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) chili powder (or ground chipotle)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1/4 medium onion(s), red diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper(s), green diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper(s) diced (optional)
  • 1 medium tomato(es) diced
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh chopped


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add 1 TB coconut oil or other cooking oil of your choice when hot. Season chicken breasts with sea salt and pepper if desired and sauté for 10-15 minutes, turning once or twice until fully cooked. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, break eggs into a small bowl. Add cumin, chili powder, sea salt, and water. Scramble with a fork until fully combined.
  4. Add onions, bell peppers, and jalapeno to the hot skillet. Saute 3-5 minutes, or until slightly softened.
  5. Add eggs and pre-cooked chicken, and cook while continuously stirring until eggs are light and fluffy.
  6. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes, and top with fresh cilantro to serve.


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

  2. 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:)

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Why are you asking about calories? This is the Paleo diet and you need the chicken. If you want to dump calories the go on weight watchers.

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