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Chicken Fajita Bowls

Chicken Fajita Bowls with Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Crema

Roasted bell peppers, sweet potatoes and red onions over brown rice and black beans with roasted chicken, avocado and a tangy Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Crema.
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded (1 lb. raw thigh or breast)
  • 1 avocado, cut into slices
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, drained (canned or fresh)

Fajita Blend

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1/4" half moon slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Crema

  • 1/2 jalapeno, destemmed and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup cilantro (packed)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (approx 1 lime)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Crema

  • In a food processor, blend the jalapeno, sour cream, mayo, cilantro, lime juice and salt until smooth. Set aside.

Roasted Chicken

  • Turn on the oven to 375 degrees F. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper and roast for 25-30 minutes or until 165 degrees F.
  • Note: to save time use 1 rotiseri chicken or buy pre-cooked chicken at the grocery store.

Fajita Vegetable Blend

  • Combine the sliced peppers, onions and sweet potato with the olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the vegetable blend to the pan and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add the minced garlic and saute for an addtional minute and remove from the heat.

Prepare the bowls

  • In each bowl layer the bottom with 1 cup of brown rice, 1/2 cup black beans and 1/2 cup of cooked chicken. Add the fajita veggie blend, sliced avocado and drizzle with sauce.

Notes

  •  If you are sensitive to spice, cut the jalapeno quantity in half.
  • Remove the chicken and make it vegetarian.
  • Substitute the brown rice for the grain of your choice.
 
Keyword Gluten-free, healthy, Meal prep, Vegetarian optional