I used to be the pickiest eater in the world. No joke, up until age 16, I lived on grilled cheese, breaded chicken and pizza. If my mom wanted to get me to eat lettuce, she had to put honey on it.
Honey on LETTUCE.
Today, that sounds gross to me. (But I’d probably still eat it.)
I started getting more adventurous with food around the same time I started working out. I was never in bad shape, but all that exercise just made me hungry. Chicken nuggets weren’t going to cut it anymore.
By the time I got to college I trained myself to just try everything that smelled good. Cooking helped me expand my taste in food even more! Life is a lot better now that I’m no longer a picky eater. I used to internally freak out in restaurants, hoping there’d be some plain pasta with butter on the menu.
The only thing I won’t eat is pork. But that’s just because I was brought up in a kosher household. Now you know why none of my meals have any type of pork in them!
(Please don’t try to convince me to like bacon. It’s just never going to happen.)
Anyway, as a home cook, I’m still learning to make new dishes — even the basic ones.
Believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever made chicken fajitas.
I’m almost embarrassed because I love Mexican food so much!
I was inspired to make them after watching this Buzzfeed Tasty video.
I don’t have a slow cooker. But the ingredients for fajitas looked easy enough to just throw them in the oven!
Now that I’ve made them once, they’re absolutely going to become a lunch staple. The chicken in this recipe (not Buzzfeeds — mine) has a ton of flavor. Roasted peppers actually fall under the category of comfort food. And brown rice goes with just about anything. It’s what makes this dish even more filling.
I’m writing this about an hour after eating one of these bad boys, and I feel more energized than usual. That’s saying a lot for 2 pm on a Thursday after a long week.
About this recipe:
- It has chicken in it, but you can easily make it vegetarian or vegan (I tell you how below).
- This would also be a perfect weeknight dinner that you could make extra for leftovers.
- This recipe makes three servings but you can easily double it if you’re cooking for 2 people.
- You only need a pot and a baking sheet to make this.
- These fajita bowls cost around $9 to make!
Enjoy and make sure to check out other Workweek Lunch approved recipes that are cheap, healthy and won’t put you into that post-lunch slump at work.
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