February 13, 2013

Recipe: Chicken Fajitas & Mexi Rice

i have said it before but quick, easy,  healthy meals are the best. 
here is a recipe that both clint and i really enjoyed. 

chicken fajitas & mexi rice


fajita filling  
1 tbsp olive oil 
1/2 onion - chopped
2 chicken breast - sliced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cilantro
2 bell peppers - sliced
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 can black beans

tortilla wraps
sour cream

mexi rice
2 cups cooked rice (i use leftover rice)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups corn
1/2 can black beans
1 pint grandma's homemade salsa (or whatever you prefer because you probably don't have my grandmas homemade salsa)
2 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp chili powder

what to do {fajita filling}
pour olive oil in frying pan on med high heat
add onion and cut up chicken once pan is hot. 
add in chili powder and cilantro.
stir it up and add a bit of water (1/4 cup) and put the lid on - i like doing this so the chicken stays moist but it's optional.
once chicken is almost done add in peppers and beans - we like our peppers a bit on the crunchy side so i put them in only for 1-2 mins but if you like to have yours softer cook them until they are the desired tenderness. squeeze lime over top before filling your tortilla wrap.
fill tortilla wrap and top with salsa and sour cream - if you wish.

what to do {mexi rice}
pour olive oil into frying pan on med heat 
add rice (if it's left over rice break it up a bit so it gets heat and flavor evenly distributed)
add salsa, cilantro and chili powder
add 1/4 off water and stir so that all the rice is covered with the juices.
add in corn and black beans
stir it all together and wait til corn and beans are hot (3-4 min)
serve on the side with fajitas or put it inside of your fajita 



  1. YUM! I'm making the menu for this week, and these sound delish!!

    I love the little blurb about not having your grandma's salsa. Hahaha Made me laugh. :)

  2. Nice recipe and great tutorial as well. Thanks for the share. I love this recipe and enjoy with ur words!

    Chicken fajita recipe


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