Simple and flavor packed Rotisserie Chicken Fajita Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa make a healthy delicious dinner and are perfect for lunch meal prep.
Last year we moved to a new house and for the first time ever, I had a Chipotle in striking distance. It's less than a mile away, which is dangerous since since I could polish off a bag of their salty lime chips and guac in about 10 minutes. However for the first few months, it was one of my go-to's when I needed something quick. And in my head, I thought I was making relatively healthy, diet friendly choices when choosing burrito bowls with brown rice, black beans, veggies, chicken, a touch of cheese, and some guac and salsa. Turns out, there's actually a lot of calories and tons of sodium in most of our Chipotle orders and the online calculators may not be quite as accurate as we'd expect. Check out what the NY Times had to say, for example.
Now with that said, I definitely still indulge in Chipotle from time to time, but more often I have been making my own Chipotle style meals at home like these Rotisserie Chicken Fajita Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa. It's still packed with flavor but has about half the calories as a typical burrito bowl. Plus it's better for you with more veggies and protein packed quinoa instead of rice. To keep things simple, I like to make these with rotisserie chicken so I don't have to spend time cooking and chopped the chicken breast but you could use any protein you like.
These are also the perfect thing to make ahead of time for meal prep. Just prep and pack everything over the weekend and you have a delicious, filling lunch or dinner during the week.
Looking for more meal prep ideas? Try these Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls, Honey Roasted Vegetable Bowls, and Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls.
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