Fajita Bowls

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This one pot dish tastes just like fajitas without the tortilla! This meal takes less than 30 minutes, is all made in one pot, and is full of flavor while keeping the ingredients to a minimum.

 

 

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Fajita Bowls

5 from 3 votes
This one pot dish tastes just like fajitas without the tortilla! This meal takes less than 30 minutes, is all made in one pot, and is full of flavor while keeping the ingredients to a minimum.
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Fajita Bowls

5 from 3 votes
This one pot dish tastes just like fajitas without the tortilla! This meal takes less than 30 minutes, is all made in one pot, and is full of flavor while keeping the ingredients to a minimum.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Fajita Bowls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Chelsea
Cost $7.46

Ingredients

  • 2 cups assorted miniature sweet bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow onion
  • 1 poblano pepper or sub a large green pepper (next to the bell peppers in the grocery store)
  • 1 small jalapeno, optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup regular white rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 package (1.12 ounces) fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Optional: 1/2 cup canned black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro, freshly diced tomato or avocado, lime juice

Instructions

  • Prepare the vegetables. Remove stems and/or seeds and thinly slice lengthwise the sweet bell peppers, yellow onion, and poblano pepper. Remove seeds (or leave them in if desired) from the jalapeno and finely mince.
  • Add the olive oil to a large POT (a pot you would normally cook rice in, but large enough to handle the other ingredients) over medium high heat. Once it is sizzling, add all the vegetables. Saute until all the vegetables are crisp (5 minutes) and then add in the garlic and stir for another minute.
  • Add in the white rice, turn the heat to high, and stir constantly for 1-2 more minutes. Then pour in the remaining 3 cups chicken broth or stock. Add in the fajita mix and stir well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat and then reduce the heat to medium low (a little bit above low temperature) and cover with a lid.
  • Everyone's stove is going to cook a little differently so watch the pot. If the rice isn't cooking quick enough, increase the heat a little and if the broth is evaporating before the rice is cooked, add a little more chicken broth or water and stir occasionally so the rice doesn't stick to the pot. Mine takes right around 10 minutes when I make this meal.
  • When all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked through, turn off the heat, add the shredded rotisserie chicken in along with the black beans if desired. Stir in the freshly grated cheddar cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper to desired preference and then dish up.
  • Top each plate with desired toppings: a dollup of sour cream, some freshly chopped cilantro, a diced tomato, avocado, and/or a squeeze of lime juice

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29 Comments

  1. is there anything better than a one-pot dinner? always so flavorful, and you can’t beat that easy cleanup!! loving all the ingredients in here, so yumms!

  2. Aaw, poor little guy ๐Ÿ™ Molars are no fun – hope they come out soon so the pain will stop for him ๐Ÿ™ One pot meals are perfect when you need your hands free for snuggles – loving all the flavors of this fajita bowl – it looks amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight, it was amazing! Absolutely delicious! My husband loved it to! He wants to make it for the guys at work. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. So good to hear!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Hannah, I’m glad you made it and liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great night!

  4. I made this for dinner last night and it was incredible! We ended up putting it in tortillas, but I like that you don’t need them. And clean up was SO easy!

  5. I made this meal tonight. My family loved it. I opted for quinoa, and also added some white rice as well. My hubby asked for this to go on our normal rotation.

    I love these 30 minute meals as I work full time and have a 3 year old and an 8 month old! These meals minimize my time in the kitchen and maximize my time with the family.

    Thanks for the delicious recipes.

  6. 5 stars
    Just finished cooking this. Very tasty and I haven’t added the cheese or other toppings yet.
    I used quinoa instead of rice, and because I soaked the quinoa for about an hour prior to cooking, I only used about 2 cups water/stock.
    I made my own fajita mix using Wellness Mama’s recipe.
    Thankyou for the recipe.

  7. This looks awesome, Chelsea, but I want to make it with brown rice which takes 45 minutes to cook. Should I take the veggies out after I saute them and then add them in about 30 minutes into the rice cooking? Anyway, that’s what I’m going to do tonight cuz I GOTTA try this. It looks so-o good!!!

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