Tex-Mex Chicken – Keto – LCHF

Tex-Mex Chicken - Keto - LCHF

Tex Mex Chicken is a very easy and very tasty way to grill chicken. Very important to make sure that the chicken marinates for 24 hours. You can also just do quarters if you like dark meat or breasts if you like white meat but if you just cook breasts you might need to pull earlier so they do not dry out.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 655 kcal


  • 1 Three to Four Pound Chicken
  • 1 Lemon, Halved


  • 6 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp White Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Paprika


Pre Cook Preperation

  • Wash chicken thoroughly. Pat dry. Rub both sides with half a lemon. In a small bowl mix garlic and spices. Rub mixture on both sides of chicken. Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, in a shallow baking dish. Allow the chicken to stand covered in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The Cook

  • Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, 4-5 inches from mesquite coals or if using a smoker then cook at 325 degrees. Cover and grill for 20 minutes, turn and grill another 20 minutes. Repeat till chicken reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. If using a smoker, no need to turn but check temperature every 20 to 30 minutes. Total cooking time is about 1 1/2 hours


Keyword chicken, el pollo loco, tex mex