Chicken Fajita Rice, Low Fat & THM “E”

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Chicken Fajita Rice is low fat, gluten free and a great healthy one pot family meal. THM "E".

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.

Chicken Fajita Rice is low fat, gluten free and a great healthy one pot family meal. THM "E".

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.

Chicken Fajita Rice is low fat, gluten free and a great healthy one pot family freezer meal. THM "E".

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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6 servings

Chicken Fajita Rice, Low Fat & THM “E”
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 2/3 cup of no sugar added salsa
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed

Instructions

  1. Add the cooked rice, salsa, diced tomatoes, and all the seasonings to a medium to large pot. Set it aside.
  2. In a skillet, over medium heat, add in the tablespoon of coconut oil and once the skillet is hot toss in your bell peppers and the onions. Saute the veggies until they are tender but they still have some texture.
  3. Once the peppers and onions are tender to your liking add them to the rice mixture.
  4. Add in your shredded chicken breast and taste for seasonings. If needed add in more salt, chili powder or cumin as needed.
  5. Turn the heat to medium on the stove top and heat the Fajita Rice through or portion it out on plates and microwave to the desired temperature.
  6. To freeze, add the completed rice dish to a disposable pan and cover tightly with foil and place on a flat surface in your freezer. When ready to eat the rice, let it thaw and heat before serving. This can be done by serving in the microwave or left the thaw dish covered and heat at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Serving Size is 1 to 1/2 cups of this low fat (THM "E") Fajita Rice. Serve with a salad or non starchy vegetable.
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5 comments

  1. Dana Ashley says:
    I love buying the peppers and onions frozen package at Walmart to save time! Looks like this would work well with this recipe ..
    • Keri Bucci says:
      Hi Dana! Yes, I love buying the frozen peppers too, but lately, the fresh red and green peppers have been on sale for .25 each so I love a bargain and have been cutting up the fresh one for this recipe and freezing some lol. Hope you enjoy it if you try it!

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