Savory Chicken and Rice Fajita Bowl Recipe

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Carla Published: January 5, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021
Savory Chicken and Rice Fajita Bowl Recipe

How To Make Savory Chicken and Rice Fajita Bowl

You won’t know a really tasty fajita bowl without trying this dish that combines chicken deeply marinated in flavors and sweet peppers for a pop of color!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 55 minutes



  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil,Private Selection Italian
  • 4tbsplime juice
  • 2tbspAgave Nectar
  • 4tspkosher salt,divided
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 2tspchili powder
  • 3tspground cumin,divided
  • 1lbchicken thighs,boneless, skinless
  • 1smallyellow onion,sliced
  • 1medium green bell pepper,seeded and sliced
  • 1medium yellow bell pepper,seeded and sliced
  • 1medium red bell pepper,seeded and sliced
  • 1cupwhite long grain rice,rinsed
  • cupschicken stock
  • 1tspblack pepper
  • lime wedge,for garnish
  • cilantro,fresh, for garnish


  1. In a shallow dish or medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, agave, 1 teaspoon of salt, the oregano, chili powder, and 2 teaspoons of cumin.

  2. Add the chicken and toss to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat, being careful not to overcrowd the pot.

  5. Cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip and repeat on the other side. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.

  6. Add the onion and bell peppers to the pot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until starting to soften.

  7. Add the rice and chicken stock. Season with the remaining teaspoon of cumin, the pepper, and remaining 2 teaspoons of salt.

  8. Bring to a boil, then return the chicken thighs to the pot.

  9. Cover with a lid and transfer to the oven until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes.

  10. Garnish with a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro.


  • Calories: 655.18kcal
  • Fat: 34.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.43g
  • Fiber: 4.31g
  • Sugar: 12.15g
  • Protein: 26.28g
  • Cholesterol: 113.83mg
  • Sodium: 997.67mg
  • Calcium: 72.49mg
  • Potassium: 734.48mg
  • Iron: 3.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 120.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 157.07mg
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