Easy Chicken Fajita Bowl

By Rena |

Chicken Fajitas – This Chicken fajitas recipe is so tasty, easy to make, and loaded with chicken and other feel-good ingredients. Its a quick lunch or dinner recipe that’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy and great for meal prepping.

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This easy chicken fajitas recipe is made with chicken thats baked with some peppers, onion, and a special fajitas seasoning or rather marinade. Then the baked chicken fajitas are then served over a bed of quinoa and topped with a variety of toppings. This fajita recipe will be a perfect healthy lunch or sinner recipe you can use for some meal prepping ideas.

How to make a Chicken Fajitas recipe:

Chicken fajitas are quite an easy recipe to cook up when you are busy and want to have some leftovers for the next day. It should take about 30 minutes to put together.

First, marinate the chicken in a bowl with the fajita seasonings, which are: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.  Mix and then add the peppers and onions, place in the oven and allow it to bake for about 20 minutes.

Then, removed and add over a bowl with quinoa at the bottom, top with toppings you may like such as yogurt or light sour cream,  shredded cheese, jalapeno, green onions, and avocados. That’s pretty much it!

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A few questions others usually ask

If you have any other questions about this chicken fajitas recipe please leave me them in the comments below and I always do my best to get to them in time.

What do you serve with Chicken Fajitas?

Commonly used sides for chicken fajitas are some sort of rice (brown or white) black or pinto beans, corn, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, corn, and salsa. There a few other toppings or sides that you can serve with fajitas and I love serving mine with quinoa instead of rice and beans.

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Do you put lettuce on fajitas?

I sometimes see lettuce served with fajitas at restaurants but I am not quite sure if this is a must. So, even though lettuce is served as one of the many toppings or sides of fajitas if you would rather add more roasted veggies that’s fine as well. The taste won’t be altered. Any of my Mexican followers are more than welcome to give their input on this in the comments below.

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Is a chicken fajita healthy?

Depending on how it is prepared will determine if the chicken fajita recipe is healthy. First, make sure the chicken is baked and not fried. Also, pay attention to the sides and toppings used. Go with brown rice or quinoa and add small amounts of beans if using. Don’t overload your chicken fajitas recipe with cheese and fatty toppings and you should be just fine.

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Plan on making this Chicken Fajitas Recipe?

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Easy Chicken Fajita Bowl Recipe

Easy chicken fajitas recipe served over quinoa and topped cheese, yogurt, onions, and jalapenos.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • lbs Chicken Breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 4-5 Bell Peppers {any color} sliced
  • 1 Medium Red Onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Oregano
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp Sliced Green Onions to garnish
  • Lime Wedges to garnish

Toppings

  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
  • Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-2 Jalapeno sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl add peppers, onions, chicken, and seasonings. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well to get all coated.
  • Place on a single layer on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  • To assemble the bowls add 1/2 cup cooked quinoa to each, then add chicken fajitas.
  • Top with a tablespoon of yogurt, shredded cheese, jalapeno, green onions, and lime wedges. Enjoy!

Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4079IU | Vitamin C: 161mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Renatta Pelaez says

    5 stars
    Hi, this recipe looks awesome, I wanted to comment that I will certainly try it, but I will substitute the quinoa to cauliflower rice since we are on the Keto diet, I will give the Mexican taste to the cauliflower as well, I think for those like me that rather to stay away from the carbs, it will be a good alternative. I appreciate all your recipes, they look great!!.

  2. Lisi says

    5 stars
    I made this tonight with leftover roast chicken on a bed of quinoa and rice, added some black beans also. It was delicious. I am planning to share this with my manager who is on a special vegan diet, he just needs to eliminate the chicken

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