Chicken Fajita Bowls Recipe

The ingredients of chicken fajitas are put into bowls for a nice and spicy Mexican dinner. This recipe gets most of its heat from Chipotle in Adobo sauce. I found it to be fairly spicy so if you do not like hot food I would recommend you cut down on the amount of Chipotle in adobo. The process to preparing this recipe is very simple. The chicken is simmered in a tomato sauce with black beans, onions, and peppers. If you don’t want to use white rice, you can use brown rice instead. Enjoy.

Chicken Fajita Bowls

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes

1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bit sized pieces)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cups crushed tomatoes
½ cup green pepper (diced)
¼ cup onion (diced)
3 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce (minced)
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 corn tortilla chips (broken into pieces)
2 cups cooked hot white rice
lettuce, sour cream, and cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large saucepan over medium high heat combine chicken, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cumin and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
Step 2: Divide the hot cooked rice into four bowls. Place chicken mixture on top of the rice in each bowl, and top with chips, cheese, sour cream and lettuce.
Yield: (4 Servings)


6 Responses to “Chicken Fajita Bowls Recipe”

  1. Peggy — June 12, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Yummy! This sounds so good – haven’t have a Mexican dinner in so long, so I think we’ll be having this soon =)

  2. telesma — June 12, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    For similar flavor without the heat, I suggest subbing a smoky but not too sweet BBQ sauce for the chipotle in adobo. Aside from heat, the main thing you get from chipotle is that smoky flavor. It doesn’t matter that much if the sauce is sweet, but you’re adding a bit of sweetness to the dish if it is.

  3. Megan — June 14, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    bobby, for some reason my husband and I really can’t stand the adobo sauce flavor. This dish looks really good but I was wondering what you think would be the best to substitute. Maybe a chunky salsa, or maybe a bbq sauce like the comment above me? What would you suggest?

  4. Bobby — June 14, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Megan- I am in agreement with the comment above. I would recommend BBQ sauce. Sometimes I will add bqq sauce and a little hot sauce.

  5. Jeanette — June 17, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    What a terrific one bowl meal – I would enjoy this over brown rice as you suggested!

  6. Chuck — July 18, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    This is a great dish. I did kick it up with salt, pepper, more garlic and cumin. Wife really liked it. This is a keeper.

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