Enjoy this yummy chicken fajita rice bowl, with seasoned chicken, bell peppers, onion, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro and lime juice on a bed of brown rice.
Enjoy this yummy chicken fajita rice bowl, with seasoned chicken, bell peppers, onion, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro and lime juice on brown rice.

I recently made a Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl… it was amazing, so I want to share the recipe with you!  I’m sure you’ll love this Weight Watchers meal, too!

My favorite type of food is Mexican, so you can imagine how excited I was to try this chicken fajita rice bowl (with a few minor tweaks of my own!).  The best part? Knowing that a delicious, healthy meal can also be loaded with flavor, as this chicken fajita rice bowl is. It’s an entire meal in one bowl! We truly LOVED this dinner.

Seasoned chicken breast, grilled onions and bell peppers, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro and a  squeeze of fresh lime juice on a bed of brown rice really puts this chicken fajita rice bowl over the top! Yum! There is a LOT of flavor going on here!

The recipe has a few steps in the process, but can be easily shortened by using leftover chicken breast and store bought salsa (in place of the homemade pico de gallo), if needed.

How To Make A Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Lightly spray a skillet with non-stick spray.  Saute the bell pepper and onion on medium-high heat; cook for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.

Cooking onions and peppers in a skillet, for the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Prepare brown rice according to the package directions and set aside, once fully cooked. If you have leftover rice, go ahead and use it (another timesaver!).

Brown rice is cooked for the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Mix the Southwestern spices for the chicken in a small bowl. These spices include chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the spices evenly over the chicken slices, and toss to coat. Make sure the chicken is lightly seasoned with the spices on each side.

Spices mixed in bowl to coat chicken for the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Spices are added to chicken breast strips for the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in skillet on medium heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken strips.

Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on medium heat, turning occasionally. Cook the chicken nicely browned on all sides, and is cooked through. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate, and set aside.

Seasoned chicken strips are cooked in skillet for the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Prepare pico de gallo (if making homemade or NOT using salsa). I made some very easily by chopping tomatoes, brown onion, cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice. I seasoned this mixture with salt and pepper, and it only took a couple minutes to make.

TIMESAVER TIP: Looking to save a little time fixing this dish? Simply use store-bought chunky salsa or pico de gallo.

Pico de gallo in bowl, ready to add to the chicken fajita rice bowl.

When you are ready to put the chicken fajita rice bowl together, gather all the ingredients. You should have grilled peppers and onions, pan-seared chicken, brown rice, pico de gallo (or chunky salsa), avocado, cilantro, diced green chiles, and lime!

Ingredients (peppers, salsa, rice, chicken, avocado, chiles, and lime) are ready to build the chicken fajita rice bowl.

Assemble Each Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl In This Order

  1. Divide brown rice between two bowls.
  2. Top each with half the bell pepper and onions, and 1/4 of the avocado chunks.
  3. Top each bowl with half the chicken and 1 teaspoon chopped green chiles.
  4. Garnish each bowl with pico de gallo (or salsa), a couple lime wedges, and a couple sprigs fresh cilantro.

Photo showing the 4 steps to build the chicken fajita rice bowl.

That’s it!  Serve the chicken fajita rice bowl immediately, and enjoy this amazing tasting dinner entree! Doesn’t it look delicious?!

The chicken fajita rice bowl is served in a white bowl, with a lime and cilantro garnish.

This chicken fajita rice bowl tastes GREAT! Even better is knowing that this meal is a fairly low calorie one bowl meal, with chicken, rice and veggies!

If you follow a Weight Watchers plan, this Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl (when prepared as written) has a Smart Point total of 7! You can’t beat that, especially when you see and taste how fantastic this dish really is!

Hope you enjoy your chicken fajita rice bowl, because we sure did. Have a GREAT day!

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Recipe Adapted From:  https://cmx.weightwatchers.com/nui/explore/details2/WWRECIPE:58c0753485fb70cc179c5fb6

Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Enjoy this yummy chicken fajita rice bowl, with seasoned chicken, bell peppers, onion, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro and lime juice on a bed of brown rice.
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: chicken fajita rice bowl
Servings: 2 servings
Calories Per Serving: 326 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large boneless , skinless chicken breast, halved horizontally, then cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Spices For Chicken:
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
For Salad:
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced brown onion
  • 1/4 cup EACH uncooked red and green bell pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 Hass avocado , diced
  • 2 teaspoons diced green chiles
  • 1/2 medium fresh lime , cut into 4 wedges
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo OR fresh salsa
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray a skillet with non-stick spray. Saute the bell pepper and onion on medium-high heat; cook for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Mix spices for chicken in a small bowl (chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper). Sprinkle evenly over chicken slices, and toss to coat. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in skillet on medium heat. When oil is very hot, add chicken. Cook chicken 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally, until done and nicely browned. Transfer chicken to a plate. Set aside.
  3. Prepare pico de gallo (if making homemade or NOT using salsa). I made some very easily by chopping tomatoes, brown onion, cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Looking to save a little time? Simply use store-bought chunky salsa.
  4. Assemble bowls like this: 1) Divide brown rice between two bowls. 2) Top each with half the bell pepper and onions, and 1/2 of the avocado chunks. 3) Top each bowl with half the chicken and 1 teaspoon chopped green chiles. 4) Garnish each bowl with pico de gallo (or salsa), a couple lime wedges, and a couple sprigs fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes

If you follow a Weight Watchers plan, this Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl (when prepared as written) has a Smart Point total of 7!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1083mg47%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1585IU32%
Vitamin C 41.8mg51%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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