The Chicken Fajita Quinoa bowl that I am sharing today is adapted from What’s Gaby Cooking’s Chicken Fajita recipe.
I have only recently joined the snapchat bandwagon. I am yet to post anything but for now I am enjoying all the BTS my favorite photographers post on snapchat. (Stalking has become so easy thanks to social media.)
One of the first few people I started following on snapchat was What’s Gaby Cooking. On one of her Friday snap episodes, she showed how to make Poblano Chicken Fajitas. She made it look so quick and easy that I had to try them for myself.
This recipe is one of those quick weeknight fixes. I made it for the first time when my mom was here and all three of us loved it.
Instead of serving the fajitas with tortillas I cooked some quinoa and made a fajita bowl for us to eat, which resulted in a Chipotle style bowl but so much better.
With V out of town till Friday, its difficult to cook for just one. But this easy quinoa fajita bowl recipe ensured that I ate healthy while keeping my taste buds happy.
Since I am talking about snapchat and social media, there are two things I learned from the whole instagram update. One, instagram has a really bad PR team. Besides a measly tweet on twitter, instagram did not address the logout glitch on any other platform. Multi-account users (like me) suffered. I had to keep deleting the app and installing it.
Two, people blindly follow other people on social media without pausing to give the situation a thought. When the Paris attack happened, I noticed it and now with instagram and the turn me on notifications. My feed was flooded with them. I understand that the panic wasn’t unfounded but the solution is not switching notifications on for the oh so many accounts you follow. At least I wouldn’t want to do that unless I want an alert on my phone every other minute. It can be annoying. Instead interact with the accounts you follow and would like to show on your feed- like their posts or comment so that you keep seeing pictures that your favorite accounts post. Facebook-owned instagram surely disappointed us with the update but well everybody needs to earn and as things grow, this happens and we just need to accept and find the best way to work around it.
Instagram might not have publicly addressed the issue but they did fix the logout problem. I can now post about this bowl on both of my instagram accounts (@muddychoux and @shumi2712) with ease. If you follow me on any of these accounts, make sure you stop by to say hi now and then. And do make this chicken fajita quinoa bowl. Its really good.
Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowl
Recipe type: gluten free
For the fajitas:
- 1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
- ½ yellow onion , thinly sliced
- ½ red onion , thinly sliced
- 1.5 lb chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
For the cilantro-lime quinoa
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2-3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp lime/lemon juice
- salt n pepper
For the bowl
- 1 avocado, sliced
- lettuce, shredded
- sour cream (optional)
- ½ cup steamed corn
For the chicken fajitas:
- Slice chicken into thin strips. Marinate it in lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder and red pepper flakes for at least 1 hour.
- In a cast iron skillet over high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the chicken mixture, with the marinade and sauté until fully cooked. Remove chicken from the skillet. In the same pan, add the veggies and sauté until tender and charred. Add the chicken back and combine.
For the cilantro-lime quinoa:
- Mix the quinoa with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, add the quinoa, the fajita, salsa, avocado, corn and sour cream, if using. Sprinkle chopped spring onions and fresh lime/lemon juice.