This delicious and healthy chicken fajita bowl recipe is easy to meal prep at less than 350 calories. Just like the one-pan sausage and veggies recipe, it also works well as a lunch to take to work or as a filling family supper. This recipe makes approximately three servings.
You may substitute the rice with quinoa or similar. Feel free to add to or change any of the vegetables. If you like onions, swap out the onion powder for ½ onion and cut it up with the other vegetables.
Chicken Fajita Bowl Meal Prep
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Serving size: ~ 2 cups
- 10 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup cooked whole grain brown rice
- 1/2 can black beans (rinsed & drained)
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 3 medium avocados
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 medium limes
- 6 tbsp salsa
- ~1 tsp salt
- ~1 tsp crushed red pepper
- ~1 tsp ground cumin
- ~1 tsp onion powder
- ~1 tsp black pepper
Chicken Fajita Bowl Meal Prep Instructions
1. Chop cilantro and slice bell pepper.
2. Prepare chicken by sprinkling both sides with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, ground cumin, onion powder, and black pepper to taste (1 tsp of each is approximately the amount I use). Put chicken in crockpot on high for ~4 hours (until cooked through). After 3 hours, add 1 tbsp cilantro and sliced bell pepper. Shred with a fork.
1. Boil water and follow instructions on the box. I use one pouch of Uncle Ben’s Boil-in-a-Bag Whole Grain Rice and cook it for 10-12 minutes before draining.
→ Split the chicken, rice, and black beans in equal amounts into three containers for refrigeration. Sprinkle cilantro on top of each. Refrigerate.
→ Pack with one roma tomato, one avocado, half of a lime, and 2 tbsp of salsa.
→ When ready to eat, heat chicken, rice and beans. Cut lime and vegetables. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top of heated mixture and add vegetables and salsa. Enjoy!
Note: Additional toppings that would taste good but also add calories would be: cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and/or guacamole.
*The chicken may be cooked in a crockpot or on the stovetop (your preference).
**For healthier alternatives, substitute the rice for quinoa or lettuce.
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