These chicken fajita bowls come together so quickly. The chicken and veggies are all baked together in one-dish, making it oh so easy!
Some sort of Mexican dish is typically on our weekly meal plan. Two things I really love about Mexican (aside from being obviously delicious) are: There are so many ways to mix it up with using all real/whole foods, and everyone in my family loves Mexican night(s). Oh, and if I can add a third, it’s that margaritas and Mexican go hand-in-hand!
How To Make These Fajita Bowls
1. Place chicken breasts, sliced peppers, and sliced onion in a 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle with a mix of arrowroot starch and homemade seasoning. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked (internal temp of chicken should be 165 F).
2. While the chicken and veggies are cooking, prepare your rice and other desired toppings.
3. Once chicken and peppers are cooked and rice is ready, create your bowls using your toppings of choice!
What Keeps These Clean?
As I mentioned, it’s so easy to put together a good Mexican inspired meal with all real/whole foods. Here is how I make this clean!
- Organic chicken breasts – I choose organic chicken so I know that there are no antibiotics and that the chickens were fed organic feed (no traces of chemicals from the feed in the chicken). Bonus points if you can also find chicken that has an animal welfare certification like “Animal Welfare Approved”, “Certified Humane”, or “Global Animal Partnership”.
- Peppers & Onions – The core of a clean food diet is lots and lots of plants!
- Homemade seasoning – I used my homemade taco seasoning for these chicken fajitas (yes, I know it’s called “taco” seasoning, but it’s perfect for fajitas too). Homemade seasonings taste so much better and you know you’re getting only the spices. No additives like MSG, sugar, etc. found here! Be sure to read my post to find more about why homemade seasoning is better for you.
- Brown rice – When it comes to rice, brown rice is where it’s at! Brown rice is a whole grain (entire grain is used), where white rice is refined and the most nutritious parts have been removed.
- And all the other veggies! There are so many ways to top off these fajita bowls, all of which consist of real foods. Keep reading to see what toppings I recommend for these!
My Favorite Toppings for Chicken Fajita Bowls
There are so many delicious options for chicken fajita bowls! I like to keep it easy and recommend the following:
–lots of quacamole (quac is always a good idea!)
–drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
I usually keep the toppings fairly simple for ease, but other great options include black beans, radishes, pico de gallo, sour cream (I am personally dairy-free so I use plain/unsweetened almond milk yogurt) and/or corn. You just can’t go wrong!
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Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Bowls
Ingredients for the Baked Chicken Fajitas
- 4 chicken breasts (total weight between 1.5-2 lbs)
- 5 sweet peppers, thinly sliced (any variation of red, yellow, orange, green)
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
- 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place the sliced peppers and sliced onion in a 9×13 baking dish. Try to push the peppers and onions to the edges of the pan as much as possible to make room for the chicken. Place chicken breasts in the middle of sliced peppers and onions (you will still have some underneath the chicken breasts and that's okay).
- Mix the homemade seasoning mix and arrowroot starch together. Then sprinkle this over the chicken, peppers, and onions.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 F.
- Remove chicken breasts from the baking dish and shred with two forks. Place shredded chicken back in dish and mix with pepper and onions.
- Build your fajita bowls with the recommended toppings or toppings of your choice.
- Arrowroot starch is used for creating a sauce with the seasoning. The peppers will let off a lot of water as they are cooked and this helps to create a nice base for the chicken and peppers. You could use tapioca starch/flour or corn starch in it’s place.
- Calculated nutrition information is for the baked chicken, peppers, and onions. It does not include the suggested toppings for these bowls. Total nutrition will vary pending on the toppings you choose.
- I recommend organic ingredients where possible.