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Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls (Video!)

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These Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls are an amazing weeknight dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes, and refridgerate well for your weekly meal prep!

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

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Ughhh, weekday lunches, amirite?

Trying to plan healthy, wholesome meals for the week can be a pain sometimes. You feel frazzled, you don’t know what to make or what to do with yourself and you end up just grabbing takeout on the way home.

Sound familiar??

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

Well, the perfect solution to this problem is preparing healthy, nutritious and light recipes that can be made in 20 minutes or less, without the help of the prepared foods section of the grocery store. Yes, I’m talking about real food at home with real ingredients, ready in 20 minutes. One pot meals that double as the perfect meal prep lunch bowls are just the best kind of dinner.??

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

I mean, it’s really not that hard to eat healthy, I swear.

We all think it’s so complicated, and that dinner should take a million years to put together with a bunch of different fancy ingredients that take forever to shop for.

Not the case here.

Pull that chicken out of the freezer and fry it up with spices you already have in your spice drawer, and veggies that are already in the fridge (and maybe about to go bad…am I right about that??)

I swear, herbs and spices are my secret weapon for sooooooo many recipes. You really don’t need much to spice up your dinner.

So these Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls, mannnnnnn. These are AMAZING.

I literally make them for my weekly meal prep almost every single week because they are just SO good, and the ability to mix up the ingredients is endless. I almost always have a ton of bell peppers on hand so they’re usually a no-brainer to toss into the mix, but you could also include some greens like spinach and kale for a bit of extra veggies.

You could even put a different spin on these bowls depending on what kind of cuisine you’re craving.

You could do an Asian-inspired stir-fry with just some soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and ginger with the same ingredients here (swap out the salsa and chili powder of course), or you could fancy it up with some roasted red pepper sauce or a quick 5-minute pesto sauce that I tend to put on everythingggggggg these days!??

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

The basic formula of these Chicken Rice Bowls is this:

  • Diced, seasoned chicken breasts or thighs
  • Brown rice (you can also sub in brown rice or soba noodles)
  • A variety of veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, scallions, cabbage…anything goes!)
  • Some sort of low-calorie sauce/condiment (salsa is ALWAYS my go-to!)
  • Herbs and spices (umm, hello, cilantro!!!)

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

As if all this good stuff wasn’t enough, Loblaws Dieticians are now on hand at select stores to help answer any dietary questions you might have – an appointment can be made for any day of the week so be sure to take advantage of this awesome service if you’re looking to get a better handle on your meal planning efforts this year. Now’s a better time than ever to start eating better and get up to speed on all things food.?

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

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These Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls are an amazing weeknight dinner that's ready in just 20 minutes, and refridgerate well for your weekly meal prep!
Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls
Votes: 165
Rating: 3.63
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Course One Pot Meals
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Course One Pot Meals
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls
Votes: 165
Rating: 3.63
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add chicken and stir fry for 2 min, adding salt to season. Add chili powder, cumin and garlic powder, then toss to coat and continue cooking another 3-4 min.
  2. Add red onion, corn and bell peppers, sauteeing for 3-4 min. Add brown rice and salsa, tossing to coat. Cook for 5 min. Mix in cilantro and remove from heat. Sprinkle with feta cheese if desired and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Protein 33g 66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

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1 Comment

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    Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    January 27, 2017 at 15:08

    These look great! Meal prep/planning definitely saves me. Between my full-time job and blog, being organized is a must. A Loblaws recently came to my city and I certainly enjoy shopping there. That’s interesting that they have dieticians there now.

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