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Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls Recipe

Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls, are fresh, flavorful and packed with nutrition to keep you fueled throughout your day. Best of all, these can be made ahead and customized to your liking!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: fajita bowls, lunch, quinoa
Servings: 4
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $10.00


  • Saucepan
  • Skillet


  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
  • ¾ pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Bell Peppers, thinly sliced (I like to use a mix of colors)
  • ½ Onions, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 3 cups Kale, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Salsa, any type
  • Lime wedges


  • Rinse quinoa under cool water. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil and stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low-medium and cover the pan. Simmer until all of the stock has been absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Set aside.
  • While quinoa cooks, toss chicken breasts in taco seasoning. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and when oil begins to shimmer, sear chicken on both sides until cooked through, 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let it rest.
  • Return skillet to heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. Saute peppers and onions until tender and starting to blacken in spots, 3-4 minutes total. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • Slice chicken.
  • Divide quinoa between bowls (use bowls with lids if preparing these ahead for lunches). Top with kale and then peppers and sliced chicken. Spoon salsa on top and place a lime wedge on the side.
  • To store: Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowls will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Feel free to add other vegetables or incorporate your favorite taco-style toppings. I love to add a bit of grated cheese or a spoonful of sour cream if I’ll have access to a refrigerator. Sliced avocados or guacamole are also great, but these are best if added just before serving.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 1407mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9497IU | Vitamin C: 186mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 4mg