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These Skillet Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls are made with marinated chicken, peppers, onions, and a homemade corn salsa. Serve over cooked quinoa for a healthy and delicious weeknight dinner!
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Skillet Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls

These Skillet Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls are made with marinated chicken, peppers, onions, and a homemade corn salsa. Serve over cooked quinoa for a healthy and delicious weeknight dinner!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 555kcal

Ingredients

Fajitas:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 package C&W Vegetables frozen pepper strips
  • 1 cup quinoa

Corn and Black Bean Salsa:

  • 1.5 cups C&W Vegetables frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional toppings:

  • Sliced avocado
  • Chopped Cilantro

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, oregano, chili powder and cilantro. Add in the chicken breasts and coat evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes, or up to 3 hours.
  • While chicken is marinating, prepare the corn salsa. Thaw the frozen corn by placing it in a colander and rinsing with cold water until completely thawed. Drain well then add to a medium sized bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions and keep warm until ready to use.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and frozen peppers and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain any liquid that has accumulated in the pan, then remove vegetables to a plate and set aside.
  • Add 1 more teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet. Remove chicken from the marinade and add to the hot skillet. Cook about 3-4 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. Add the onions and peppers back into the pan and give everything a good stir.
  • Divide the cooked quinoa evenly between four bowls (about 3/4 cup each). Top with the fajitas, corn salsa, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 1188mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4.6mg