These Chicken Fajita Bowls are a healthy dinner recipe that goes beyond the traditional healthy chicken recipe! Flavorful chicken is tossed with tons of vegetables and beans, all on a bed of rice. If you love Chipotle, you will love these chicken bowls!
Should I eat comfort food or healthy food? That is the question I ask myself every night before cooking dinner. These bowls are delicious and taste like my favorite burrito bowl from Chipotle, but with so many less calories. The cooked peppers and onions add that fajita flavor and then you can customize your bowl from there!
Healthy Mexican Recipe Ideas
Mexican food can truly be made healthy. I have shared my fair share of cheesy Mexican recipes here like these over the top Queso Enchiladas, but I have lots of healthy Mexican recipes too!. These stuffed fajita chicken breasts are so good and easy! My sheet pan Chicken Fajitas are super fast to make and are perfect for busy weeknights.
What type of pepper to use for fajitas?
I used poblano peppers in our bowls and they are my absolute favorite pepper to cook with. They aren’t spicy, but have a wonderful smoky flavor. You can find them at just about any grocery store too! If you don’t want any heat, use green peppers. If you want super spicy fajita bowls, you can sub for jalapeños!
We love Mexican and Tex Mex flavors in our house and I am pretty confident that you can shove just about anything in a taco and get my daughter to eat it! You can only be so creative with tacos though, so I am always trying to find other ways to get the same taco flavors in our dinner but in different forms. I called these naked tacos and she was sold, once she stopped giggling about dinner being naked, of course!
You can really keep the prep time to a minimum here by using those easy steam in bag rice packets! Make sure to get the plain white or brown varieties though or else you are adding a lot of unnecessary sodium to your dinner. By using those rice packets, you’ll only dirty one pan, and everyone loves an easy clean up dinner!
We have really been trying to eat healthier since the New Year and I love that we can still have delicious Mexican dinners and not have to sacrifice on flavor! These Healthy Chicken Fajita Bowls will definitely be going into the regular dinner rotation at our house!
Healthy Chicken Fajita Bowls
These Healthy Chicken Fajita Bowls are perfect to fulfill your Mexican cravings without a ton of calories!
- 4 chicken breast tenderloins
- 2 cups of cooked white or brown rice
- 1 poblano pepper sliced thin
- 1 red pepper sliced thin
- 1 small onion sliced thin
- 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can of corn drained
- 1 tbsp. fajita seasoning
- 1 tbsp. oil
- Additional optional ingredients: shredded cheese sour cream, avocado, salsa
Preheat a skillet to medium high heat and add oil. Sprinkle chicken, onions, and peppers with half the fajita seasoning.
When skillet is hot, add the chicken, peppers, and onions. Cook until 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove all ingredients from the pan and set aside.
In the same skillet, add corn and black beans. Add the remaining fajita seasoning. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until the beans and corn are warmed through.
To assemble your bowl, fill with rice and then top with chicken, onions, peppers, corn, and black beans. Add additional toppings as desired.