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Chicken Fajita Bowl wth Cilantro-Lime Rice and Chipotle Sour Cream

Spicy roasted chicken and bell pepper fajitas served over tangy, cilantro-lime rice drizzled with smokey chipotle sour cream.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 35-40 min
This dish is Gluten-Free
Calories: 622 Fat: 12g Carbs: 81g Protein: 47g

ABOUT THE DISH

The perfect balance of spicy, sweet and salty, these fajitas deliver a flavor explosion. And talk about easy!  Prepping them on a sheet tray means quicker cooking and easier clean up, perfect for weeknight meals.

Ingredients
Bell pepper
Onion
Lime
Cilantro
Nice spice taco seasoning
Chipotle pepper sauce
Brown rice
Chicken breast
Sour cream
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Cooking terms for this recipe

Julienne To slice into thin strips about the size of matchsticks.
Zest The peel of, or grating of a citrus peel for flavor.
Caramelize To cook a food (fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet.

What you need

Foil-lined baking sheet

Medium pot

Small mixing bowl

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: COOK THE RICE

Read through the entire recipe before getting started. Add 1 Tbsp. oil to small pot over medium-high heat. Add brown rice; cook for 1 min; add 1½ cups water. Bring to boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 30 min. Once done, fluff with fork. While rice is cooking, move on to mise en place (Step #2).

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Step 2: MISE EN PLACE

Pre-heat oven to 450ºF. Wash and dry all produce. Remove core and seeds from bell pepper; cut into ¼” strips. Peel and julienne onion. Zest lime; cut in half then juice. Rough chop cilantro stems and leaves. Remove chicken breasts from package; rinse and pat dry. Cut into ¼” strips.

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Step 3: SEASON FAJITAS

Place onions, bell peppers and chicken on foil-lined baking sheet. Season with a pinch of salt, pepper, 4 Tbsp. oil and taco seasoning. Toss using your hands until coated, and seasonings are distributed.

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Step 4: BAKE FAJITAS

Bake fajitas for 30-35 min, turning ocasionally until chicken is fully cooked and vegetables are caramelized and tender. USDA recommends cooking poultry to an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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Step 5: MAKE THE SAUCE

In a small bowl, combine sour cream and chipotle sauce, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until incorporated.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide rice between two bowls, top with fajita chicken and vegetables, drizzle with chipotle sour cream sauce. Enjoy!