So I’m pretty active on Instagram. I’m not the best at taking pictures of my food, so I really love scrolling through people’s Instagram feeds with beautiful food pictures. I try. I like to think I’m getting better at it, but still. Taking lovely food shots is not my forte.
One of my favorite types of pictures are when people do food bowls. I don’t know if this is a new trend or if it just photographs well, but they are so beautiful. The food is organized so cleanly and is usually very colorful. I can’t get enough of them!
All that was said to introduce this Chicken Fajita bowl I recently made. I’ve made similar things before and I swear I posted them on here, but I guess not. Which just means I need to make them again so I can post them again and practice taking better pictures of them! See, it all works out.
This is a super easy weeknight meal that is totally family friendly and can be customized to your tastes.
Chicken Fajita Bowl
Makes enough for 2-4 bowls, depending on how much you put in them
Mexican Cauliflower Rice:
– 2 tablespoons Olive oil
– ½ onion diced small
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 bag riced cauliflower (I used the 12 oz bag from Trader Joe’s)
– 1 ½ tablespoons (or so) of tomato paste
– ½ tablespoon each garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder
– Salt to taste
Mexican cauliflower rice (you can use regular rice or Mexican rice if you want)
Shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
½ purple onion, sliced
½ each red, orange, and green bell pepper, sliced
Shredded cheddar cheese for topping
Plain non-fat greek yogurt for topping
Guacamole or avocado slices for topping
Place the onion and bell pepper slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toss with some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Roast at 375 for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the Mexican cauliflower rice:
In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic and saute until just starting to soften. Then add the cauliflower rice and cook for about 7 minutes until cooked through. Add the seasonings and tomato paste and stir together until well mixed.
Once the rice and veggies are ready (either the cauliflower rice or whatever rice you want to use), you can assemble your bowls.
You can be fancy and do layers and sections and organize the whole thing by color or whatever. Or, if you are not planning on taking a photo and you couldn’t care less what your bowl looks like before you eat it because you are just going to mix it all up anyway, you can just throw everything together and have at it.
As long as it tastes good, who care? You do you, love.