Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl is an easy recipe to make for dinner. It has all the flavors of your favorite chicken fajitas, including peppers, onions, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, all served up on a bed of rice!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Ever had a fajita? I’m guessing you have. But what about a rice bowl topped with all the delicious ingredients of your favorite chicken fajita? Well, now you can make one in less than 20 minutes, and it’s super easy! Cook up some rice, add some veggies like peppers and onion, then top it off with some air-fried chicken breast.

My son loves these and often gets a similar dish at Chiptole. But, with the air fryer, you can have this delicious copycat takeout meal in minutes! And the chicken is amazingly juicy and absolutely delicious!

This is one of my favorite midweek meals when I am hustling all over the place, and I usually prepare some of it before I go to work so that when I come home, this meal is literally waiting for me!

My other favorite Air Fryer Meal Recipes are AIR FRYER STEAK FAJITAS, AIR FRYER CHICKEN FRIED STEAK, AIR FRYER CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, and AIR FRYER CLASSIC CHICKEN TENDERS (TENDERLOINS).

What Is A Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl?

An Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl is an easy dish to make; you can enjoy that for lunch or dinner. It’s made with rice, chicken breast strips, bell peppers, and onions. The ingredients are layered in the bowl, so they combine to create a delicious meal. You can add some of your favorite toppings on top!

This is an effortless meal, and my entire family loves it! So, if you love a great Mexican-inspired meal, this is one of the best!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
  • Chicken Breast
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Basmati Rice
  • Bell Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Black beans
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sour Cream
  • Olive Oil

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Pico De Gallo in Bowl

The first step is to prepare all your ingredients. In separate bowls, make the pico de gallo, prepare the guacamole (Feel free to use store-bought if you prefer) and drain and rinse your black beans.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Combine the diced chicken, bell peppers, red onions, olive oil, and taco seasoning in a large bowl. Toss well to coat. Then place the chicken and vegetables into the air fryer basket or tray. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket during the cooking process.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Using the rice as a base, add the air-fried peppers and onions, chicken, pico de gallo, guacamole, black beans, and finish with sour cream. You can also add any additional toppings that you prefer. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

Can I Use White Instant Rice?

Yes, today, I used my Instant Pot and made a batch of Instant Pot Basmati Rice, which pairs well with this dish, but you can also use Minute Rice or any package of rice.

It’s Great for Meal Prep For The Air Fryer

As a busy working mom, meal prepping is one of my favorite strategies for keeping up with the demands of work and home. It’s so much easier to know what I need in advance than to stop at the grocery store after work every time I’m hungry.

This is a great recipe that you can easily prepare ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator for easy reheating and eating!

How to Store and Reheat

Store in an airtight container, and place into the refrigerator when you are ready to reheat; either microwave or heat until warmed through in the Air Fryer.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

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Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl is an easy recipe to make for dinner. It has all the flavors of your favorite chicken fajitas, including peppers, onions, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, all served up on a bed of rice!

Ingredients 

chicken fajita rice bowl:

  • 1 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1-2 tsp taco seasoning*
  • 1 cup basmati rice, cooked
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 can black beans
  • Pico de gallo*
  • Sour cream
  • Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning, homemade or store bought

ingredients for pico de gallo

  • ½ beefsteak tomato
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp salt

ingredients for guacamole

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ red onion
  • ¼ beefsteak tomato
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • The first step is to prepare all your ingredients. In separate bowls, make the pico de gallo, prepare the guacamole (Feel free to use store-bought if you prefer) and drain and rinse your black beans.
  • Combine the diced chicken, bell peppers, red onions, olive oil, and taco seasoning in a large bowl. Toss well to coat.
  • Then place the chicken and vegetables into the air fryer basket or tray.
  • Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket during the cooking process.
  • Using the rice as a base, add the air-fried peppers and onions, chicken, pico de gallo, guacamole, black beans, and finish with sour cream. You can also add any additional toppings that you prefer.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Notes

Make Pico de Gallo: Dice the tomato and onion in equal sizes, adding seasonings and lime juice. Stir to combine.
How To Make Guacamole: First, dice the red onion and tomato into small pieces. Mash the Avocado with lime juice and salt. Use onion and tomato to sprinkle on top and then gently stir in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 728mgPotassium: 823mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2510IUVitamin C: 147mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

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