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Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl

June 10, 2024

These fajita burrito bowls are ideal for meal prepping!! Taking cues from Chipotle’s burrito bowl, we like to pile everything up high making for one delicious prep ahead meal!

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chicken fajita burrito bowl topped with bell peppers, guacamole and fresh salsa

You Asked for More Bowls, and We Are Giving Them to You.

Bowls are all the rage right? Rice bowls, quinoa bowls, Buddha bowls, burrito Bowls. Give us all the bowls! This chicken fajita bowl is one of our go-to weeknight meals. It’s healthy, easy, and balanced. Plus, it’s always a hit with the kids. A fajita burrito bowl might sound complicated, but they’re super simple. Season some chicken with Homemade Taco Seasoning—add some black beans, roasted bell peppers and all the fixings and serve over Brown Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice. Plus, it’s an ideal meal for all of you superhero meal-planners! Prep the ingredients a few days ahead, and you’ve got a customizable, buildable meal ready to go. And for a more classic take on fajitas, check out our Chicken Fajitas.

chicken fajita rice bowl with fresh limes, black beans and guacamole

What Goes into a Burrito Bowl?

Honestly, in many ways a burrito bowl recipe is kind of like a suggestions list—you can load yours up with as much or as little as you want! But we always load our chicken fajita burrito bowl with:

a glass bowl with chicken and bell peppers marinated in taco seasoning

Prep-Ahead Fajita Bowls

Taking cues from Chipotle’s burrito bowl, we like to pile everything up high, and (also just like Chipotle) we prefer to prep the ingredients ahead of time, so that when dinner time comes, everyone can just assemble and EAT! The taco-spiced chicken breast can be easily made ahead and is an incredibly easy recipe. After that, you just need to prep all your other ingredients and store them in small containers, so they’re ready as can be!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with lime juice, olive oil and taco seasoning.

Are Burrito Bowls Healthy?

You betcha! We build this burrito bowl on a brown rice base, so it has a healthy start. But, if you’re trying to eat fewer carbs, a big pile of shredded romaine makes for a delicious base in place of the rice. Adding a little extra salsa and lime juice to your bowl will give it a sort of “dressing”. Once you’ve chosen your base add the proteins (chicken and beans), veggies, and healthy fats (I see you guacamole!) and you’ve got yourself a delicious, balanced dinner.

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Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  20 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 405

Ingredients

Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken Recipe

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl Recipe

Method

  1. In a large bowl make a marinade using the taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice. Toss chicken and vegetables in marinade and allow to marinate, covered for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Spread ingredients across pan and allow to bake for 15 minutes, or until meat is cooked through. If you want to add some char to meat and veggies, broil for another 3 minutes.
  4. In a bowl spread out rice and top with all desired fixings. Enjoy!
  5. *Prep tip- Store all ingredients separately and build for meal prep. If making for lunch store the guacamole, sour cream, salsa and cilantro in a separate container than the rice, chicken and beans. Heat up the bowl and top with fixings!

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories405
  • Protein39 g
  • Carbohydrates34 g
  • Total Fat1 g
  • Dietary Fiber7 g
  • Cholesterol98 mg
  • sodium869 mg
  • Total Sugars5 g

Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl

Questions & Reviews

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  • Kevin

    Can you substitute the chicken for shrimp and use the same marinade and cooking method?

    You can use the same marinade but probably only bake on 350F for 9-13 minutes until opaque. Hope you enjoy!

  • Jodi

    Hi, can this be left to marinate longer? like overnight?

    Sure! just don't marinate chicken more than 24 hours.

  • Mary

    I am allergic to cilantro and parsley, what can I substitute.

    Cilantro is just an optional topping. Feel free to leave it out hope you enjoy!

  • Gwyndolyn

    Can I use lemon juice instead of lime juice??

    WEe recommend lime, it will change the flavor quite a bit.

  • Annie

    Do you have a weight the chicken should be? Two chicken breasts can vary greatly in weight. Thanks!

    1 1/2-1 3/4 pounds is ideal

  • James

    This recipe was a family favorite. It’s just like Chipotle they said! Thank you. 5 stars! The linked recipes you include for seasoning and guacamole were 5 stars as well! Happy holidays!

    Thanks James, so happy your family loved it!

  • Susan

    Wow!! The Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl was the best. I loved the taco seasoning spice. My husband loved it as well. I doubled the marinade, I wasn’t sure if it would be enough for everything. It turned out perfect, I also added more time for the chicken. I think we had more chicken than needed. This recipe is a keeper, I needed a recipe like this.

    Thank you Susan, we are so glad you both loved it!

  • Lily

    Great seasoning! I brined my chicken breast first for a couple of hours, then marinated it for an hour, then cooked the chicken stove top in a cast iron pan. I didn't have the dried garlic, so I used fresh in the marinade. It was juicy and very tasty. I'll be making this a lot!

    Thanks Lily! So happy to hear you'll be making it again!

  • NK

    No surprise that these were a huge hit! Who needs to eat out?

    Yay! Love hearing this!!