Chicken Fajita Bowls with Guacamole

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It’s Thursday and I’m ready to rock and roll. Get ready for some Chicken Fajita Bowls!

Chicken Fajita Bowls with Guacamole from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ll eat fajitas every which way whether it’s at home or at a restaurant. I’ll eat chicken fajitas, steak fajitas, shrimp fajitas, fajita quesadillas… you name it. And the fact that I don’t have a fajita quesadilla on this site is completely unacceptable and needs to be remedied immediately.

Today it’s all about Chicken Fajita Bowls with steamed white rice (or cauliflower rice if you’re keeping it clean this time of year), black beans, charred corn, pico, guacamole and more! It’s perfect. Everything you’ve ever wanted. The poblano peppers in there will 100% seal the deal. And best part about it… you serve it in a bowl. Which if you’re new here, is my all time favorite way to eat anything. Bowls all day, every day.

And you guys… the chicken is this is juicy and succulent and you’re going to be so happy when you make it. The marinade has everything you could want and all the flavor is seared in when you sauté it all together.

Mexican Chicken Fajita Bowl

Gaby Dalkin
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the veggies

  • 1 poblano pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow onion thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced

For the Bowls

  • 4 cups steamed white rice
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Charred Corn
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 recipe Guacamole
  • Limes
  • Fresh Cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips, about the size of your finger. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chicken mixture, marinade included, and sauté until fully cooked. Using a pair of tongs, remove the chicken from the skillet and add the vegetables. Sauté until tender and charred. Add the chicken back into the cast iron skillet and toss to combine.
  • Serve in a bowl with rice, black beans, charred corn, chopped tomatoes, a big spoonful of guacamole and a wedge of lime.

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18 comments

  1. Tatiana Vogrin

    Definitely trying these this weekend. Trying to decide what to substitute the corn with. Any ideas?

  2. Karly

    Simple and delicious- everything I need in a weeknight dinner! This is one the whole family will love, for sure!

  3. Randi

    Just made these tonight and they are so good!! The marinade was just as explained. Easy, flavorful and was a perfect dinner!! Definitely one I could make for a fun night in with friends or family when they visit.

  4. Amanda

    Gaby! I’m the same way when it comes to fajitas. They are my go to when I go to my favorite local mexican restaurant (or any mexican restaurant, really). These bowls look so yummy! I love how different this is from traditional fajitas. Would be great for meal prepping lunches!

  5. monika

    I love that my dinner decision has been made and it is going to be a WINNER!

  6. Lucia Donahower

    Gaby, this recipe looks so yummy! I will definitely try it.
    Lucy

  7. Brenda

    These look great! Can you provide a link for guacamole too please? (You gotta have guac with fajitas!!!!)
    Thanks

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