Healthy One-Pot Fajita Bake:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 bell peppers (any color), sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup cooked brown rice
Optional toppings: fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, Greek yogurt or sour cream, lime wedges
Macronutrient Count (approximate values per serving, assuming 4 servings):
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken strips to the skillet and cook until they are browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and bell peppers. Sauté until they are softened and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir well to coat the vegetables in the spices and cook for another minute until fragrant.
Add the black beans, diced tomatoes (with juice), and cooked brown rice to the skillet. Stir to combine.
Return the cooked chicken strips to the skillet and mix everything together.
Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil and transfer it to the preheated oven.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the flavors have melded together, and the dish is heated through.
Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve the fajita bake in individual bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream, and a squeeze of lime juice if desired.
Enjoy your delicious and nutritious one-pot fajita bake! Feel free to customize it with your favorite toppings and serve it with whole wheat tortillas or lettuce wraps for a complete meal. Note that the macronutrient and calorie counts may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used and any additional toppings or modifications.