Chicken Fajita Rice, Low Fat and Full of Flavor!
Chicken Fajita Rice is one of those one-pot meals that we love to have around our house. My little guy has loved this recipe since I created it a few weeks back.
Fajitas are such a great meal that can be used on low-fat and high-fat diets. With just a few switch up of ingredients, you can have them on your low carb Mexican menu or in the case of adding the rice, this recipe fits into your low-fat and higher carb (THM E) Mexican night!
While it is packed with lots of lean protein from chicken breast it is also full of very tasty veggies like red and green peppers, onions and tomatoes. So not only is this recipe a keeper in the taste front but it is also a great way to enjoy your slow impacting carbs, like brown rice, and fresh veggies.
There is a little fat used in this dish when cooking up the onions and peppers, but once divided out between the servings this Chicken Fajita Rice will fall nicely into the low-fat and Trim Healthy Mama “E” meal category.
I also like to make sure our meals are gluten-free so when I am shopping I always look to make sure my rice says “certified gluten-free”. You wouldn’t think you had to watch that, but I have read that some rice can’t actually say that. I think it is from cross-contamination during the processing, so if you are avoiding gluten or have an allergy be sure to watch your labels for that.
Great Leftovers and Freezer Meal!
Thankfully this recipe is simple to whip up on those nights you have time to cook for the family. It makes a large amount of Fajita Rice that works well for large families or it will make a yummy dinner with great leftovers for those of us that have smaller families.
It also freezes very well. Either in disposable pans or single portions in plastic bags. I have a couple of pans in my freezer now, or at least I do when starting this blog post, ha. Funny how certain freezer meals on my inventory list go faster than others and trust me this one will not stick around long! Let me know if you give this easy recipe a try and if you add it to your freezer meal rotation. I would love to hear from you!
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