Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls (One Pan)

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cup chopped bell pepper (about 2 medium)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in non-stick 12-inch saute pan or deep skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add chicken, season with 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin and salt and pepper. Cook tossing occasionally until cooked through, about 7 minutes. 

  3. Transfer chicken to a sheet of foil and wrap to keep warm.

  4. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil then add onions and saute 3 minutes. 

  5. Add bell peppers and saute 3 minutes longer, then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 

  6. Add in chicken broth, tomatoes, black beans, remaining 1 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp cumin and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil (liquid should bubble up in the center of pan not just the edges).

  7. Add rice and toss well to coat and submerge in liquid, reduce heat to medium. Cover let simmer 6 - 7 minutes. 

  8. Remove from heat, let rest 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, lime juice, cheese and cilantro. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • For additional spice flavor you can also add 1 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp ground coriander to the broth mixture.
  • Optionally you can serve with diced avocado or Mexican hot sauce. If you love heat you can also saute a diced jalapeno with the bell peppers.