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Keto Chipotle Mexican Grill Menu: Top 9 Low Carb Dishes

Great news! You can eat keto at Chipotle Mexican Grill without sabotaging your nutrition plan. This fast casual restaurant offers a variety of salads and meat dishes with a Mexican flair.

You can eat low carb at Chipotle by leaving the rice, taco shells, and tortillas, and piling your plate with grilled meat and low-carb veg instead.

Chipotle has a dedicated “keto salad bowl” that you can get with lettuce, steak or chicken, salsa, cheese, and guacamole. They also have a Paleo bowl if you can’t eat cheese or a Whole30 bowl. 

Here are the top low carb Chipotle options, based on the website’s nutrition calculator.

Chicken and Cheese CrispyTaco

Yes, you can actually still enjoy a taco and stick to your keto diet, but you have to choose very carefully.

A crispy taco shell has 9g carbs (8g net carbs). If you fill it with chicken (1g carbs), cheese (0g carbs), and lettuce (1g carbs, 0g net carbs), your meal comes to a total of 10g net carbs, 17g fat, and 40g protein.

Optionally you can add green tomatillo salsa for an extra 3g net carbs.

What to order: a crispy taco shell with chicken, lettuce, and cheese. 

Keto Salad Bowl

You can get a keto salad bowl with your choice of chicken or steak. It’s one of our favorite options for keto dieters.

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A keto salad bowl with carnitas, romaine lettuce, red chili salsa, guacamole, and Monterey jack cheese contains 590 calories, 42 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbs (7 grams of net carbs), 8 grams of fiber, and 32 grams of protein.

This meal contains 47% calories from fat, 36% from protein, and 17% from carbs. It also contains the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A: 114% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 37% RDV
  • Calcium: 26% RDV
  • Iron: 20% RDV

What to order: the keto salad bowl with your choice of chicken or steak.

Steak Burrito Bowl

When picking out meat at Chipotle, go with an option that does not contain sauce or added carbs, such as chicken or steak.

The sofritas contribute 6 grams of net carbs while the chicken, carnitas, and steak have 1 gram or less. 

You can make your own steak burrito bowl without the burrito shell by adding steak, fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, romaine lettuce, and sour cream to your bowl.

This meal will contain 520 calories, 37 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs (7 grams net carbs), 9 grams of fiber, and 25 grams of protein. Here is the calorie breakdown: 47% from fat, 21% from carbs, and 32% from protein. 

It also has: 

  • Vitamin A: 61% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 31% RDV
  • Calcium: 11% RDV
  • Iron: 29% RDV

What to order: a burrito bowl with steak,  fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, romaine lettuce, and sour cream. Hold the rice and beans. 

Beanless Burrito Bowl

Chipotle offers burrito bowls that you can make without the tortilla shell. This is a good way to eat the insides only of a burrito – like the fajita veggies.

Fill your bowl with chicken, fajita vegetables, and queso, and it will contain 325 calories, 15 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs (7.5 grams net carbs), 2.5 grams of fiber, and 39 grams of protein.

This meal also contains:

  • Vitamin A: 45% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 72% RDV
  • Calcium: 22% RDV
  • Iron: 12% RDV

What to order: a burrito bowl with chicken, fajita vegetables, and queso. Hold the beans and rice…unless they have their cilantro lime cauliflower rice!

Make-Your-Own Salad with Half Chicken Half Veggies

You can keep the carbs down by making a salad that contains low-carb veggies, which are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber (to reduce net carbs).

If you make a salad with lettuce greens, half chicken and half veggies, guacamole, fajita vegetables, and Monterey jack cheese, it will contain 465 calories, 33.5 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbs (8 grams net carbs), 9 grams of fiber, and 26 grams of protein.

This meal contains 44% of calories from fat, 22% from carbs, and 34% from protein. It also has:

  • Vitamin A: 53% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 83% RDV
  • Calcium: 27.5% RDV
  • Iron: 19% RDV

What to order: a salad with half chicken and half veggies, guacamole, fajita vegetables, and Monterey jack cheese. 

Make-Your-Own Salad With Taco Fillings

Chipotle allows you to create your own salads and bowls which is great when eating keto. If you make one with classic taco fillings, it will be like you’re enjoying a taco without the carbs!

Make a salad with carnitas, guacamole, fresh tomato salsa, a superfood lettuce blend, Monterey jack cheese, and sour cream. It will contain 595 calories, 45g fat, 18g carbs (9g net carbs), 9g fiber, and 22.5g protein.

You will get 53% of your calories from fat, 21% from carbs, and 26% from protein. This meal also contains:

  • Vitamin A: 58% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 36% RDV
  • Calcium: 32% RDV
  • Iron: 21% RDV

What to order: a salad with carnitas, guacamole, fresh tomato salsa, Monterey jack cheese, and sour cream.

Whole30 Salad Bowl

The Whole30 Salad bowl comes with chicken, low-carb fajita vegetables, such as onions and bell peppers, lettuce, salsa, and guacamole. 

This is a good option if you need to eat low-carb but can’t have dairy. It contains 495 calories, 34g fat, 19g carbs (10g net carbs), 9g fiber, and 27g protein.

This meal contains 42% of calories from fat, 34% from protein, and 24% from carbs. It also contains the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A: 92% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 111% RDV
  • Calcium: 9% RDV
  • Iron: 24% RDV

What to order: the Whole30 salad bowl with chicken or steak.

Paleo Salad Bowl

The Paleo salad bowl is another good option if you need a low-carb, dairy-free dish.

It comes with chicken, fajita vegetables, green Chili salsa, a supergreen lettuce blend, and guacamole. 

This dish contains 445 calories, 29g fat, 21g carbs (12g net carbs), 9g fiber, and 28g protein.

It contains 37% of calories from fat, 27% from carbs, and 36% from protein. It also contains:

  • Vitamin A: 103% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 117% RDV
  • Calcium: 11% RDV
  • Iron: 31% RDV

What to order: the Paleo salad bowl with chicken or steak. 

Make-Your-Own Vegetarian Bowl

If you don’t eat meat but still want to keep it low carb, then consider making yourself a keto bowl with lots of fiber, which helps reduce the net carbs.

If you make a salad with veggies (including guacamole), pinto beans, and queso, it will contain 480 calories, 31.5g fat, 33g carbs (18.5g net carbs), 14.5g fiber, and 16g fat.

This meal contains 39% calories from fat, 41% from carbs, and 20% from protein. It also contains:

  • Vitamin A: 15% RDV
  • Vitamin C: 9% RDV
  • Calcium: 23% RDV
  • Iron: 7% RDV

What to order: a bowl with veggies, guacamole, pinto beans, and queso. Hold the rice. 


Conclusion

Chipotle is a good place to go if you need to eat low-carb because they have a dedicated keto salad bowl. It contains 7g net carbs.

You can make your food right on the spot, which makes it easy to customize. Ask for a salad or burrito bowl with meat, cheese, fajita vegetables, and guacamole.

If you’re sensitive to dairy, then try the Whole30, Chipotle keto bowl, or Paleo salad bowls. You will want to hold the rice and beans, but make sure to add the tomatillo red chili salsa. Safe beverage options include water and unsweetened tea. 

For more keto-friendly fast food places and what to order, click here!

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