Tasty Tuesday – Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls

It’s time for another Tasty Tuesday! Rather than showing you my whole meal prep for the week as I did in last week’s post, I’m just going to spotlight just one of the meals I made: Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls!

I’m a big fan of Chipotle’s burrito bowl but it isn’t exactly the healthiest option especially since I can’t remember ever not getting a little bag of nacho chips to go with it. When it comes to meals I get cravings for I usually try to make a healthier version at home to satisfy the craving and to stop myself from getting off track. That’s what I was doing here!

This meal was completed with eight easy ingredients:

  1. Long Grain White Rice
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Taco Seasoning
  4. Cajun Seasoning
  5. Chilli Pepper Flakes
  6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  7. Onion
  8. Boneless / Skinless Chicken Breasts

While the oven was preheating to 350, I cooked up about 2 cups of long grain white rice and threw in some cajun seasoning at the end. Next time I’d throw in a little hot sauce or something as well because the rice was a bit plain for me, which is nothing unusual since I’m not a huge rice fan to begin with but now I know for next time.

Everything else was done in one pan: I sliced up the peppers and onions and threw them on either side of a glass pyrex dish. I then placed two boneless chicken breasts in the centre, gave the entire dish a sprinkle of olive oil and then dusted it in taco seasoning, cajun spice and a few chilli pepper flakes. I gave it all a good mix up, seasoning the other side of the chicken breasts as I did, and then I tossed the dish in the oven.

I let the dish cook for about twenty minutes before flipping the chicken and tossing around the vegetables. Another twenty minutes later the chicken was cooked through and the veggies had gone nice and soft. I then put a pillow of rice onto the plates (and into some Tupperware containers for this week’s meals) and placed the mixture on top. Voila!

(This is Matt’s portion, mine had a lot less rice and a side of roasted veggies!)

Another easy, healthy meal done!

I’d love some recommendations on how to put some more flavour into the rice without upping the calorie count too much so if you have any suggestions please drop them in the comments below!

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