I’ve been YouTubing the wide world of meal prep lately.  And per usual, craving Mexican.  I wandered over to Trader Joes and stumbled upon the MOST beautiful bell peppers and I settled on making a Chicken Fajita Marinade recipe.  It’s simple and cooks fast- so important for weeknight meals.  Since I am corn-free I usually do a salad style taco-burrito-fajita which fit right in with my meal prep obsession, voila, my best ever Chicken Fajita Bowls were born.  The chicken fajita marinade recipe is absolutely delicious.  I am also including how I made my chicken fajita bowl – platters and meal prep with the leftovers down below.

#AllergicToEverything® Chicken Fajita Marinade Recipe

Fajita Marinade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

An easy to whip up on a weeknight marinade for allergen-free fajitas. 

Course: Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine: Grain-free, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt. to taste
For the Marinade
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced or grated (I used frozen garlic cubes from TJs)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado oil + more for pan
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 medium Limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh cilantro (optional, I was out..)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste (or sub dried ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ancho chili powder (see in notes)
Instructions
  1. Chop up the chicken and season well with salt.  Set aside while you made the marinade. See note on how I used Adobo seasoning and salt for this.

  2. In a bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the remaining ingredients.  Pour the mixture over the chicken and cover.  Let it sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes or put it in the fridge for 1-3 hours. 

  3. Once marinading time is up, remove the chicken.  Optional: save the sauce to reduce it or toss it, most of the flavor is in your chicken so it is totally up to you!

Recipe Notes

I tried the Southwestern Chopped Salad mix from Trader Joe’s for the first time with this recipe.  It is a salad in a bag kit so it comes with dressing, cheese, and crunchy toppings, however, I decided to save those to use another time. I was really happy with the crunch of the cabbage and romaine in the blend.  It went perfectly with the chicken fajita marinade recipe and the crunch of the fajita veggies.  When I went to meal prep I remembered the crunchy toppings and threw them into Joaquin’s lunch bowl (see the picture below).  Lucky for him, I am allergic to corn so they were all his.  If I remember correctly it was a pepita – corn chip blend.  As for the dressing and cheese, I still have it waiting for an easy lazy salad day.

#AllergicToEverything® Chicken Fajita Bowls (or Platters) Recipe

Chicken Fajita Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A simple and satisfying easy to make weeknight meal.  If you are cooking for two this is enough for dinner and lunch the next day!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Grain-free, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
Fajita Filling
  • 1 lb Chicken breast (already marinated), see recipe in notes
  • 1 medium Red, yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 medium Green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced into strips
  • Sea salt, season to taste
Toppings & Bowl Ingredients
  • 1 can Black beans w jalapeno (I found these at TJs)
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 medium Jalapeno, sliced (for the spice lovers)
  • 1/2 medium Lime, sliced for garnish
  • Cabbage romaine salad mix (I found this at TJs, you can also just use chopped cabbage and romaine lettuce)
  • Beanitos (crunchy chip for those allergic to corn)
  • Middle eastern flatbread or tortillas of your choice (optional for non-allergics)
Instructions
  1. Heat a splash of Avocado oil in a pan on high, add marinated chicken (see recipe link in the notes), saute 5 minutes.

  2. Add the onion and peppers, saute 3 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon or lime juice (or serve wedges as a garnish).

  4. Serve salad or platter style over the cabbage-romaine mix, or if you aren't allergic, over tortillas or flatbread.  Add the toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes
  • Scroll up for my Fajita Marinade Recipe.
  • These are the Meal Prep Containers we use for lunches. 
  • Beanitos are my go-to corn chip replacer.  I buy them in 6-packs on Amazon to save money. The pinto bean Beanitos are my favorite flavor; I also like the black and white bean versions so I buy whatever is priced the best. 

Unfortunately, I did not get a great shot of the final product, it was just one of those days, never the less, they really were delicious. I served the Fajitas over a cabbage romaine salad mix, with Beanitos and salsa, guacamole, sour cream, plus jalapeno black beans with a little feta on top.

chicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

Chicken Fajita Bowl Meal Prep Recipe

I decided to try out using our new meal prep containers to use the leftovers for lunches the next day.  They weren’t quite as successful – I realized a little too late that being able to reheat the beans and chicken fajita filling would have been better.  So… next time I will store those separate from the salad base.  If you are interested in the meal prep containers we bought, you can find them on Amazon here (they are also linked in the recipe notes).

chicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

chicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

chicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

chicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-freechicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-freechicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-freechicken fajita bowl marinade: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

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Jessica Gray Schipp is the author of #AllergicToEverything®, a one-stop cookbook of recipes and lifestyle hacks for food allergy collectors (people with multiple food allergies), anyone living with chronic autoimmune diseases, and the people who love them. Originally an East Coaster from Arlington, VA, Jess is also a teacher, writer, artist, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, CA.

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