Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Hey there! 🙂 I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys because its SOO easy to make is super duper yummy! I love food like this because it’s so easy to prep for the week and you can add whatever you want to it! I think of this recipe as something like a rice bowl from Chipotle or PepperJax, but a lot cheaper and can be a lot fewer calories as well if you choose! I will say in advance, a lot of the recipes I post on here will more than likely be meant for weekly meal prep! Meaning they will be super easy to pop in the fridge and pull from throughout the week, saving a ton of time! So if you need some ideas for your lunches to take to work or school, then you’re definitely in the right place 🙂 I also try to make my recipes very simple and not use ingredients that you wouldn’t typically have on hand or use for anything else, because I like to use up all of my food if possible! They are all very customizable as well. I will provide you with the main idea, and it’s up to you to fill in the blanks with whatever you want! 🙂 So let’s get to this yummy recipe!!


STEP 1: Cut up your chicken and desired veggies! I used only peppers, which I just got in a 3 pack from Walmart, but you can use whatever fajita veggies you want!

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STEP 2: Put your chicken and vegetables into a skillet on the stove top and cook at medium heat. I cooked them separately because then I put them into separate containers in the fridge for my meal prep. I measure out the amount of cooked peppers/chicken I get and then divide it by 5 so I know how much to take each day. But if you don’t track your food and don’t need to be that specific, you can throw it all into one container and eyeball it! Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blends is my go-to when it comes to seasoning my chicken for ANY recipe!

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I don’t use any cooking oil on the vegetables if anything just a little extra cooking spray! Since I put them in the fridge and reheat for meal prep, they soften up plenty anyways.
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Perfect seasoning for this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3: For meal prepping purposes, put them into containers and let cool before putting in the fridge. If eating right away, add to rice and add toppings!

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STEP 4: Microwave desired amount of rice in a bowl, add the desired amount of chicken and veggies, then pick your toppings! I typically do lettuce, reduced fat shredded cheese, and salsa! When meal prepping, I heat up the rice, chicken, veggies, and cheese; then I add the lettuce and salsa.

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Doesn’t look as pretty, but I promise it tastes amazing 🙂 (my photography skills will improve!)

COST & NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION for this recipe will vary depending on your choice of additional toppings and ingredients!


Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 15 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 bell peppers
  • microwaveable white rice

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into small strips.
  2. Clean out core and seeds from peppers and cut into strips as well.
  3. Spray two medium skillets (or one large skillet) with non-stick cooking spray and cook chicken and peppers (together or separate) on medium heat until done.
  4. Once chicken and peppers are cooked through, remove from heat and let cool.
  5. If eating hot, add to the desired amount of rice, add any additional toppings, and enjoy!
  6. If meal prepping, put chicken and peppers into a container in the fridge, and pull out the desired amount as needed.

I hope you enjoy the recipe! Be sure to tag me or hashtag #kristenskitchen if you try it 🙂

Kristen

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