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Tex-Mex Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

With a little advance planning on the weekend you can have these healthy Tex-Mex Chicken Meal Prep Bowls waiting in your refrigerator for a fast and easy meal anytime. Perfect for lunch on-the-go!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 566kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked brown or white rice (I used whole grain brown basmati rice)
  • 2 cups of water or low-sodium chicken broth (see recipe note)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , or as needed, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast , cut into small bite-size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons homemade taco seasoning mix (or store-bought)
  • 2 bell peppers , any color, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 small white or yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 small zucchini , chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn , no need to thaw
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro , optional
  • 15 ounces black beans , rinsed and drained well
  • fresh lime wedges
  • optional toppings - sour cream salsa, salad dressing

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for the water, if desired.
  • Meanwhile, add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a saute pan and place over MEDIUM heat. Add chicken pieces and season with taco seasoning. Cook, stirring, until chicken is completely cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a plate to cool.
  • Add remaining olive oil to the same pan and return to MEDIUM heat. Add bell peppers and onion. Cook and stir until bell pepper is slightly softened, about 2 or 3 minutes. Add garlic, zucchini and frozen corn. Cook and stir until zucchini is crisp tender, an additional 2 or 3 minutes. Season veggies with a touch of salt and fresh ground pepper while cooking. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Divide the cooked rice among the 4 meal prep containers. Sprinkle cilantro over rice (if desired). Add an even amount of the cooked chicken, cooked veggies, and black beans on top of the rice in the containers. Add a lime wedge and a topping container filled with your topping of choice.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator. When ready to eat, reheat uncovered container in microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes just until warm. Squeeze with lime juice and top with sour cream, salsa, or dressing of your choice.

Notes

For an easy way to add more flavor to your rice, try substituting low-sodium chicken broth for water.

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 1269mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2008IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg