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Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls | Burrito Bowls | Mexican Food | Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Dinner | Chicken fajita burrito bowls are so easy to make at home! No need to go to restaurant for a burrito bowl anymore. Chicken, onion, peppers and seasonings cook in a skillet pan while cilantro lime rice simmers on the stove top. Serve with all your favorite burrito toppings for a healthy and delicious dinner that everyone can make their own of. #easydinnerrecipes #cincodemayo #burritobowls

Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls

Chicken fajita burrito bowls are so easy to make at home! No need to go to restaurant for a burrito bowl anymore. Chicken, onion, peppers and seasonings cook in a skillet pan while cilantro lime rice simmers on the stove top. Serve with all your favorite burrito toppings for a healthy and delicious dinner that everyone can make their own of. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

Chicken Fajita

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized chunks)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 bell peppers, chopped small or sliced (any variety of colors)
  • 1 onion, chopped small or sliced

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cup basmati rice
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest and juice of 1 lime

Burrito Toppings

  • shredded lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream, etc.

Instructions

Make the cilantro lime rice:

  1. Over medium high heat in a saucepan (with a lid) add butter and basmati rice. Let butter melt and the rice toast, stirring occasionally to not let it burn. Once rice is toasted and the butter is melted (2-3 minutes), add the remaining ingredients and return to a boil. Once boiling, cover with the lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. 

Make chicken fajitas:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chunks of chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, paprika, pepper, salt, and juice of 1 lime. Stir together. 

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet pan over medium-high heat. Dump the contents of the chicken mixture in the bowl, cook chicken until fully cooked, about 5 minutes or so. Once cooked, remove from skillet pan and set aside. 

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the same skillet pan, add the bell pepper and onion. I like to season this with some salt (about 1/4 teaspoon). Sauté mixture for several minutes until it's tender. 

  4. When peppers and onion are done, add the chicken back in and stir everything together. 

  5. Assemble the burrito bowls by laying rice in the bottom of a bowl, top with some chicken fajita mixture, and then top with desired toppings. 

Recipe Notes

If you would rather not make the cilantro lime rice, substitute with whatever rice you prefer. Make instant rice, microwaveable rice, or serve the chicken fajita mixture over some shredded lettuce for a salad.