This Chicken Fajita Rice is packed with authentic Mexican flavors. It's a super easy, delicious, and filling Mexican fried rice perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Mexican Inspired Chicken Fajita Rice

This chicken fajita rice is packed with authentic Mexican flavors. It is super easy, delicious and a filling Mexican fried rice perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Saffron Rice

  • 1 1/2 cup white rice
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron
  • salt and pepper

Chicken and Veggie

  • 1 1/2 chicken thigh or breast (cut into stripes)
  • 1 red pepper (sliced)
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (optional)
  • 1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Serve with

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients listed under saffron rice in a medium pot and bring the mixture to boil. Simmer the rice on low heat for 15-18 min until rice is tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium pot. Add garlic and saute for 30-40 sec or until fragrant.
  • Add sliced onions and cook until translucent for about 3-4 min
  • Then add chicken and cook for about 8-10 min on medium to high heat.
  • Add sliced bell peppers, fajita seasoning, salt, and paper. Optionally, add chipotle chili powder for additional color and spice. Cook further for about 5-6 min or until almost all the water evaporates.
  • Add cooked rice, chopped fresh cilantro and mix gently. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream, some avocado slices, and lemon wedges.

Notes

Make sure almost all the water gets evaporated from the chicken and veggies. Else it will make the fajita rice sticky and mushy.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 58.1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg