Best One Pan Chicken Fajita Rice

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One Pan Chicken Fajita Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 1079kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g chicken breast cut into julienne
  • ¼ onion medium diced
  • cup pepper cut into julienne
  • tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • ½ cup passata
  • 1 cup water


  • Heat the olive oil in a shallow pot or pan. Add the chicken breasts to the pot and saute until all the sides of the chicken strips’ color change.
  • Add the onion and pepper to the pot, saute for a few minutes, then add the spices and mix them well.
  • When the onion and peppers are half tender, add the basmati rice and saute them together.
  • Continue to saute for about 4 minutes, then add the passata and water to the pan, close the lid and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until the rice absorbs all the liquid, and turn off the heat.
  • Serve after resting for about 10 minutes.



Calories: 1079kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1466mg | Potassium: 2531mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1591IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 12mg

Tips, Notes, and Substitutes:

When it comes to quick and easy weeknight dinners, one-pan chicken fajita rice is hard to beat. Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect one-pan chicken fajita rice: 

  • A good quality skillet will help ensure that your chicken and vegetables cook evenly.
  • If you don’t have chicken breasts on hand, you can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  •  If you want to add some spiciness to this dish, you can add some diced jalapeños or red pepper flakes. 
  • If you’re short on time, you can use pre-cooked rice to make this dish more accessible. If you use pre-cooked rice, don’t forget to discard the water in the recipe. 
  • Feel free to add other veggies to the mix, carrots, corn, etc. 
  • You can substitute the rice with brown rice. 
  • There is no need to stir after adding the water; leaving it to cook on low heat will prevent the rice from becoming mushy.

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