Good Morning! I hope you’re having a great week so far.
I know in my house, summer means being super busy. We don’t stop all day, whether we’re working or playing, so having meals that are 20% cooking ahead of time and 80% assemble and eat are essential.
Today I’m going to be sharing my super easy recipe (can I even call it that?) for Chicken Fajita Bowls. Depending on the amount of ingredients you prep, this can be lunch or dinner for several days. Our family of 5 gets about 3 meals out of 2 large chicken breasts, 2 cans of black or pinto beans, and 2 cups of brown rice.
You’re going to start by cooking up the rice of your choice. We prefer soft brown rice for our fajita bowls, but white rice with a dash of lime juice tastes fantastic too.
Sprinkle some salt, chili powder, and lime juice on your chicken breasts, then bake them in the oven until done. Let them cool, and chop into bite size pieces.
By the way, these are my husband’s hands, not mine. Mine are much smaller and usually have nail polish on them.
Slice up some yellow pepper.
Red pepper, orange pepper, and onion. Really, use whatever peppers you have in your fridge, or that are in season. They all taste great in these.
Sauté your peppers and onions with some butter and veggie oil until they’re nice and soft. Make sure to sprinkle a little salt and garlic powder on them too.
Pop all your cooked ingredients in some lidded containers, and get together the rest of your supplies.
You’ll want a can of black beans or pinto beans, a can of diced tomatoes, and taco sauce.
And cheese and sour cream, of course.
You may be thinking that’s a lot of canned food. You’re right. This is about fast, easy, and getting as many food groups into my kids as possible, not about everything prepared from scratch.
Everything can be kept in the fridge until it’s needed.
When it’s time to eat, pull out all of your ingredients and set them out on the counters. Start building your fajita bowls with all the ingredients that want to be warm. Pop your bowl in the microwave and heat it up, the. Add the cold ingredients on top, and lunch is served.
If your kids are older, everyone can put together their own bowls, which means you might get to eat before everyone else is finished!
Have fun making your own variations on this quick meal idea!