Whether you are trying to stick to a diet, eat out less, or just stop stressing about what to make for dinner, these Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowls are your answer! This recipe makes a flavorful and filling meal that is ready to go for the perfect work lunch or quick dinner.
Mexican-inspired dishes are one of my favorites to make a lot of because I know the whole family will be happy with the flavors all week! It always reheats so well, and is something I honestly crave all the time. If you are like me, then you have to try these fun Mexican Pinwheels, this delicious Mexican Pasta Salad, and this crave-able Mexican Corn Chowder.
We’ve all been there. It’s a crazy busy week and everyone is asking what’s for dinner. You’ve been going non-stop for 15 hours straight and you SERIOUSLY need a break. Enter meal prepping. We’ve all heard of it, and maybe tried it at one point. But the thing about meal prepping, is it needs to make your life EASIER, not more complicated. That’s why I love making these chicken fajita meal prep bowls. They are super simple to make, and only take a few extra minutes to portion out to have meals ready to go for the week. Use the calculator on the top right hand of the recipe card to double or triple the recipe for larger families.
This is just a jumping off point for your meal prepping journey. This recipe is simple, but you can absolutely add more to it! What do you like with your fajitas? I know I love fresh salsa, and this blender salsa is ready in just minutes. I can’t help but crave some guacamole too. You can even switch up the flavor of the chicken by using taco seasoning instead of fajita seasoning. Get creative with the recipe, make it the way you want it!
These chicken fajita meal prep bowl is so convenient to have on hand! It’s also really simple to make. This is just the basic ingredients, other things I love to serve with it are extra vegetables, black beans, corn, and top it with sour cream. You can find tips for cooking the rice in the tip box below. You can find measurements below in the recipe card.
- Olive Oil: This is for sauteeing the veggies and meat.
- Chicken Breast: I like to use boneless skinless chicken breast, but any part of the chicken will work here.
- Fajita Seasoning: I have a recipe for a homemade blend that I always keep on hand! If you don’t want to make your own, one packet of store bought fajita seasoning will work. It has enough salt to perfectly season the chicken breasts and it tastes so fresh! It’s a blend of cumin, chili powder, paprika, and a few other seasonings that are just amazing together.
- Bell Peppers: I like to use a variety of green, red, and orange bell peppers. They have amazing flavor together!
- Onion: This is for extra flavor and texture. What is a fajita without onions!
- Rice: You will need some precooked rice. I share some of my favorite rice recipes below in the recipe box.
Chicken Fajita Bowls Meal Prep Recipe
These chicken fajita meal prep bowls are too easy to put together. They are also amazing to be able to pull them out of the fridge all week. Perfect for work lunches or sending with the kids for a school lunch. Here is how to make this recipe.
- Season Chicken and Cook: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and chicken. Sprinkle half of the fajita seasoning on the chicken and cook until no longer pink. Set chicken aside on a plate.
- Saute Veggies: Add the bell peppers, and onion. Sprinkle remaining fajita seasoning on top. Sauté until they are tender. Add chicken back to the skillet and stir until warmed through.
- Add Rice: To assemble, place ½ cup cooked rice into four sealable containers. I like to use leftover rice or prepackaged cooked rice for convenience.
- Add Chicken: Place 1 cup of cooked chicken fajitas into the containers.
- Store: Seal the containers and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Warm in the microwave and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with sliced avocado if you desire!
Tips for Making Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowls
You can switch up these chicken fajita meal prep bowls however you see fit! They are really just a basic recipe to get your wheels turning and to give you some ideas for ways to keep your fridge stocked with delicious food. Here are some tips for how to switch things up and keep them interesting.
- Cooking the Rice: I have so many rice recipes that would be perfect for these bowls. This Mexican rice of course is a great choice, or this lemon rice adds a bright flavor. You can also try this cilantro lime rice that is always a favorite! If you are short on time and just want plain and simple white rice, use this instant pot rice recipe.
- Other Fresh Toppings: I like to add a fresh lime to squeeze some lime juice over the top. I also highly recommend a healthy fat like some slices of avocado or fresh guacamole. It’s filling while keeping the meal healthy and paleo.
- Add Tortillas: It might just be me, but when I think of fajitas I just crave tortillas! Homemade flour tortillas are so simple to make and taste so incredible. You’ve got to give it a try!
There is nothing more satisfying than being able to pull these chicken fajita meal prep bowls out of the fridge when you need them. You are already putting them in your storage container when you make the recipe, so all you have to do is put them in the refrigerator!
- In the Refrigerator: You can store your bowls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced in strips
- 1 package fajita seasoning, or homemade fajita seasoning
- 3 bell peppers, green, yellow, and red
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 2 cups rice cooked
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and chicken. Sprinkle half of the fajita seasoning on the chicken and cook until no longer pink. Set chicken aside on a plate.
Add the bell peppers, and onion. Sprinkle remaining fajita seasoning on top. Sauté until they are tender. Add chicken back to the skillet and stir until warmed through.
To assemble, place ½ cup cooked rice into four sealable containers. I like to use leftover rice or prepackaged cooked rice for convenience.
Place 1 cup of cooked chicken fajitas into the containers.
Seal the containers and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Warm in the microwave and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with sliced avocado if you desire!
Calories579kcal (29%)Carbohydrates87g (29%)Protein32g (64%)Fat11g (17%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Polyunsaturated Fat1gMonounsaturated Fat6gTrans Fat0.01gCholesterol73mg (24%)Sodium847mg (35%)Potassium754mg (22%)Fiber5g (20%)Sugar7g (8%)Vitamin A3650IU (73%)Vitamin C122mg (148%)Calcium44mg (4%)Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Course Dinner, lunch
Keyword chicken fajita meal prep bowls, chicken, fajitas, meal prep
I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.
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