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For even the most dedicated mothers who always want to cook for their kids, consistently finding time to do so is extremely hard. One of the most frequent questions I get from moms both here on the weelicious site and on our Facebook page is, “What can I make for my kids on a Sunday that’s going to last us for a few days?” Since I know first hand the guilt a mom feels serving my little ones the exact same leftovers several days in a row, I started coming up with 3 in 1 in recipes: dishes you can make once but serve three different ways (and are just as delicious on day 3 as they are on days 2 and 1).

When it comes to Chicken Fajitas, the most common way to eat them is placed in a warm tortilla and topped with a variety of accompaniments. But what do you do if you have leftovers or even if you decide to make a double batch of it like me? In our house we use the original recipe the first night and on the second day turn it into Chicken Fajita RIce Bowls. As delicious as fajitas taste wrapped in a tortilla, when the spiced chicken and vegetables are chopped fine, mixed with cheese and beans and placed on top of warm rice, you may be inspired to serve them this way all the time!

Tune in tomorrow for the THIRD variation on this dish.

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Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

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Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups chicken fajitas, (chicken & veggies) chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup pinto or black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 750mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Calories: 430kcal | Fat: 17g | Protein: 31g | Carbohydrates: 37g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Made this today (for me; my 7 year old won’t eat it, sadly). This was delicious and a smart way to use up various bits I had. I used TJs taco seasoning because I happened to have it and it doesn’t have any additives in it. Thanks for this!

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    4. I LOVE this recipe for my son! He has loved it since he first started eating really solid foods. I do it a little differently, though. I just make the full batch of chicken fajitas and mix that with this batch of rice/beans/cheese. The ratio is great for him! And I freeze them in serving sizes for him!

    5. Also wanted to add – we have recently taken my son off of dairy. So, I had to find a substitute for the cheese but something that would make everything ‘stick’ so it’s easy to scoop for a toddler. I mashed up an avocado with some extra lime juice and it was a big hit!

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