STORY AND PHOTOS BY: PRISCILLA AGUILERA
Quick Recipe for easy meal prep: Chicken fajitas served with white rice and beans
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs cut in cubes or strips
½ an onion, chopped in big pieces
2 large bell peppers sliced in thin pieces lengthwise
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
Salt, pepper, and any other of your favorite spices, add to taste.
Before you start anything, throw the pieces of chicken in a ziploc bag, and add a tablespoon of oil and seasonings however you like. For my recipe I used salt, pepper, honey dijon mustard and adobo seasoning, (because how much salt you add the adobo already has salt in it). Mix the contents in the bag and set in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
Throw all of those crunchy veggies in an oiled skillet pan on low heat.
While they are getting soft and caramelized in the pan, start steaming your rice.
After about 5 minutes, add the minced garlic into the skillet and start caramelising the onions and bell peppers. Stir for another 5 minutes.
Add the chicken in the pan and then add your spices to flavor. Cover and turn the heat up to high for 10 -15 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Cut into the thicker pieces to check if the chicken has been fully cooked.
Serve with white or brown rice and your favorite can of beans! It's so simple and yummy, and for the rest of the week you can eat it as a burrito, in a bowl, on top of a salad, or get crazy and throw it in some spicy broth for some yummy soup.