I love me some fresh and flavorful Mexican! You all know that anytime you go out for Mexican, when you hear that sizzling pan go by you take a big ole whiff and a peek. Chicken fajitas is definitely one of the dishes I frequently order out because of the wonderful flavors without so much of the smothering of heavy sauce and cheese. While I don’t have one of those fancy pants skillet pans that restaurants serve fajitas on, I still make a killer dish! These Chicken Fajita Bowls have all the elements in one lovely package! Sautéed chicken, peppers and onions, some simple refried beans, brown rice and then to finish it off fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Perfection.
I took chicken breasts and cut them into strips, coated them with a homemade Mexican seasoning and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The chicken is quickly cooked in a hot pan with just a little bit of oil to prevent sticking. The chicken is removed and the peppers and onions are cooked in the same pan to take on all the delicious flavor bits left by the chicken. The beans, well they are a total cheat here. I doctored up some canned fat free refried beans with diced canned chills and fresh cilantro. The base is simply brown rice seasoned with a little salt and tossed with more fresh cilantro. I absolutely love the addition of the lime at the very end, it just really brightens up the dish.