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Easy Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe
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Chicken Fajita Bowls

These Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls are packed with explosive flavors. Try my easy chicken fajita rice bowl is perfect for dinner or even meal prep!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken fajita bowl, meal prep bowl, rice bowl
Servings: 4 bowls
Author: Tania

Ingredients

  • 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)

Chicken Marinade

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.