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Sep 28 2016
7 months ago
11:45 AM MDT

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe AND Easy Meal Prep Idea

Sep 28, 2016 @ 11:45 AM MDT
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Need some yummy motivation to meal plan?

Check out these Skillet Chicken Fajitas that are both super easy to make and burst with flavor! I’m also sharing how to turn them into healthy yet satisfying make ahead lunches for the week.

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Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas

*Adapted from TasteofHome.com , serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs. Fresh Chicken Breasts, sliced into strips
3 Bell Peppers, any color sliced
1 Red Onion, sliced
3 Tablespoons Olive or Canola Oil, divided
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
1.5 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
Salt & Pepper to taste

For the Meal Prep Fajitas Bowls:

3 cups brown rice, cooked
1 can Black Beans
1 can Sweet Corn or Frozen Corn
*Any other additional desired toppings such as cheese, lime, cilantro, etc.

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Directions:

  • In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions with 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil until crisp-tender, remove from skillet, and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat remaining oil, and add chicken. Stir in seasonings and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Return pepper mixture to pan and heat through.
  • Serve inside tortillas and desired toppings such as cheese, tortillas, and sour cream OR see below for an easy meal prep idea.

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EASY MEAL PREP IDEA:

Make rice bowls by first preparing 3 cups of brown rice and distributing rice, cooked chicken fajitas, black beans, and corn into food storage containers. Pictured are these entrée sized Glad Food Containers.  Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

On a personal note: This is my favorite way to make fajitas! They are so yummy and flavorful! It’s super quick and simple, plus you can even use sliced beef and sliced chicken for a different variation.

We love these yummy fajita rice bowls as a meal prep option because they make life easier during a hectic work week and can save us money by not eating out as much. My hubby likes to bring them to work to eat a balanced lunch that’s both delicious and filling!

Do you meal prep for the week?


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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