Honey Lime Chipotle Chicken Fajita Bowls W/Chipotle Lime Crema

“Long list of ingredients, but worth it! From: http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/honey-lime-chipotle-chicken-fajita-bowls-with-chipotle-lime-crema/ Marinade time included in prep time.”
6hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade: Place chicken in a large freezer bag and pound thin with meat mallet (or with the side of a large can or rolling pin). Mix marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and add half of the marinade to the chicken in the freezer bag, place in refrigerator. To the remaining marinade, whisk in 1/3 cup honey. Add this marinade to another freezer bag and add fajita vegetables. Marinade chicken and vegetables separately 6-10 hours.
  2. Rice: When ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add red onion and saute 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cumin and saute about 30 seconds (adding more oil beforehand if necessary). Add rice and saute for a few seconds. Add beans and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring at 15 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  3. Chipotle Lime Crema: While the rice is cooking, mix together the sour cream, lime juice, salt, cilantro and just 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, adding more to taste. After adding desired chipotle powder, add cayenne if desired. Store in the refrigerator.
  4. Chicken: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once skillet is very hot, remove chicken from freezer bag, discard marinade and add to skillet. Cook, undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, or until nicely browned on one side. Turn chicken over, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for approximately 5-8 more minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 3-5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Fajita Vegetables: While chicken is resting, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the same skillet chicken was cooked in and heat over medium heat. Discard marinade from fajita vegetables; add vegetables to skillet. Cook just until warmed through, stirring occasionally.
  6. Assembly: In bowls, layer rice, cheese, fajita vegetables and chicken. Top with Chipotle Lime Crema.

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