Chipotle Chicken Fajita Bowls

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    Serves: 4

    Recipe & Photo by Laura @laurafordnutrition

    INGREDIENTS

    Chicken Fajita:

    • 500g chicken breast, sliced into strips
    • ¼ cup Barker’s Really Useful Chipotle Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • ½ red capsicum, sliced into strips
    • ½ yellow capsicum, sliced into strips
    • ½ red onion, sliced
    • 1 tsp garlic infused extra virgin olive oil

    Tomato salsa:

    • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, finely diced
    • ¼ red onion, finely diced
    • ¼ coriander, finely chopped
    • ½ tsp taco seasoning
    • 1 chilli, finely chopped (optional)
    • ½ lemon, juiced
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Other optional sides:

    • 1 x 400g tin of canned corn kernels, rinsed and drained
    • 2 tsp garlic infused extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 x 400g tin of black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 40g goats cheese, crumbled
    • ½ bunch coriander, finely chopped
    • 2 cups red cabbage, finely shredded
    • 2 cups kale, shredded
    • 1 small head of cos lettuce, shredded
    • 1 x 200g pouch of ready cooked brown rice, cooked as per instructions on the pack
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • Extra lemon to taste
    • Extra taco seasoning to taste

    Chipotle Yoghurt:

    METHOD

    1. Combine chicken breast strips with Chipotle Sauce, taco seasoning, smoked paprika and crushed garlic. Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes while you prepare the other components of the dish.
    2. Prepare the tomato salsa by placing all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.
    3. Prepare corn by heating 1 tsp garlic infused extra virgin olive oil in a fry pan on high heat. Add the drained corn and cook for 5-10 minutes, frequently stirring until the corn is charred on the outside. Add in a pinch of taco seasoning and 1-2 tbsp of chopped coriander. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.
    4. Prepare the black beans by heating 1 tsp garlic infused extra virgin olive oil in a fry pan on high heat. Add the drained black beans and ½ tsp taco seasoning and cook for 3-5 minutes, frequently stirring until the beans are softened. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped coriander and goats cheese.
    5. Prepare the kale by placing in a fry pan on high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted and cooked through. Alternatively, you can serve the kale raw. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.
    6. Cook the chicken by heating 1 tsp garlic infused extra virgin olive oil in a fry pan on medium heat. Add the chicken, chopped capsicum and onion and stir-fry for 5-15 minutes until cooked through. (Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces). Once cooked, place in a serving bowl and set aside.
    7. Place other ingredients including the cabbage, lettuce, cooked rice and avocado into serving bowls. Place serving bowls on the table and allow everyone to help themselves to build their own bowl.
    8. Enjoy!
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