Chicken Fajita Bowls are a great idea for dinner or for meal prep! This delicious Chicken Fajita Bowl recipe is packed with flavor. Imagine cilantro lime rice, fajita chicken and vegetables, roasted corn, tomatoes, and guacamole all in one bowl!
These easy flavor-packed chicken fajita rice bowls are, no joke, the best thing ever. When my husband took a bite of his chicken fajita bowl, he literally said “OMG” and then went silent as he devoured it. If you know me well, you’ll know that anything with explosive flavors is right up my alley, especially if it involves Tex-Mex or Mexican flavors.
And the best part about these amazing chicken fajita bowls is that they are highly customizable! You can add whatever extra toppings you want. I added guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, and roasted corn. For more ideas, see below. I listed all my favorite toppings!
How to Make Easy Chicken Fajita Bowls
While there are a few components to this delicious chicken fajita rice bowl, each component is pretty easy.
- Quick fajita chicken marinade: in a large Ziploc bag, combine all the fajita marinade ingredients and the chicken breasts. Seal tightly and let sit for a few minutes to let the flavors penetrate.
- Make the cilantro lime rice: bring 4 cups water to a boil, add 2 cups of rice, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes until tender. When ready, stir in finely chopped cilantro and lime juice.
- Cook the corn on a skillet on high heat until charred. Transfer to a bowl.
- Turn down heat to medium and cook chicken, about 6-8 minutes per side.
- Turn heat up to high and cook the bell peppers and onions.
- Assemble the bowls: add rice, sliced chicken, veggies, tomatoes, onions, corn, guacamole, and cheese.
Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl Meal Prep Tips
A few tips to turn this into meal prep bowls:
- Add the following to a container:
- cilantro lime rice
- cooked fajita chicken
- cooked fajita veggies
- roasted corn
- Pack these separately:
- shredded cheese: you don’t want this to melt when heating it up
- diced tomatoes and onions: seal in a smaller container or Ziploc bag
- guacamole: seal tightly in a Ziploc bag to prevent it from getting brown
When ready to eat, heat up the container and then add the toppings. It’s that easy!
More Chicken Fajita Bowl Topping Ideas
The more toppings for your fajita bowls, the better! Right? Here are some ideas:
- avocado crema
- diced avocado (instead of guacamole)
- sour cream
- shredded lettuce
- substitutions: fajita shrimp or steak
I hope you like my chicken fajita bowl recipe! This was a big hit in my house and I’m sure it will be the same for you. Thank you for reading, and if you have any questions or want to say hi, just leave me a comment below.
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Chicken Fajita Bowls
- 2 cup long grain white rice - (Basmati or Jasmine)
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, or more to taste
- 1 cup corn kernels (about 2 ears of corn)
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell peppers, sliced
- 1 medium yellow or red onion, sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded Monterey Jack cheese or sharp white cheddar - (topping)
- Guacamole - (topping)
- Diced tomatoes and diced onions - (topping)
- 3 chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Prepare the chicken: Combine all marinade ingredients and chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag and seal. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Prepare the rice: In a saucepan, add 4 cups water and 2 cups rice. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes until tender. Turn off heat and let it steam for 5-10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
- In a large skillet, heat some olive oil to high heat. Cook the corn, undisturbed, until it gets a slight char, about 2-3 minutes. Stir and keep cooking until tender.
- Bring heat down to medium. Cook chicken breasts, about 6-8 minutes each side, until cooked through or internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Set aside.
- Bring heat to high. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook until you get a char, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Slice the chicken. You can also cut it into cubes.
- Assemble each bowl: add rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, diced tomatoes and onions, guacamole, corn, and cheese.