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This Healthy Chicken Fajitas Meal Prep includes healthy chicken fajitas with fresh fajita veggies and the most amazing spicy black beans. This is a low carb, high protein, and high fiber meal prep you’re gonna love. Bonus: this chicken meal prep is just 455 calories
Healthy Chicken Fajitas Meal PrepThis Healthy Chicken Fajitas Meal Prep includes healthy chicken fajitas with fresh fajita veggies and the most amazing spicy black beans.
We eat a lot of fajitas. And absolutely LOVE them. It’s one of the rare meals that Dustin and I both very much enjoy when ordering at restaurants.
Unfortunately, most chicken fajitas are loaded in added oil and salt, and then wrapped in refined flour tortillas.
Plus: I don’t want to go out to dinner every time the fajita craving hits. Because it hits a lot.
Enter Meal Prep Healthy Chicken Fajitas.
I especially love that I can make one of our favorite dishes ahead of time and then just grab it from the fridge and have a home cooked, delicious, and healthy dinner or lunch served in a matter of minutes.
An overhead image of skinless, boneless chicken breasts in a marinade of lime juice, pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, garlic, ground cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, cilantro, olive oil, sea salt and ground black pepper for the Healthy Chicken Fajitas.
If you’re new to meal prep, these Healthy Chicken Fajitas are a great recipe to get you started. I mean, you are having FAJITAS for dinner.
Meal prep really helped me get on the healthy, clean eating path. Planning just makes everything so much easier, especially when you’re just starting out.
Follow my easy step-by-step Meal Prep Healthy Chicken Fajitas recipe and learn how to meal prep like a pro.
An overhead image of cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast in a pan for the Healthy Chicken Fajitas.
HOW TO MEAL PREP CHICKEN Chicken is definitely one of the healthiest and easiest options for protein when meal prepping. I mean…you really can’t go wrong with chicken. It’s simple to season, fairly quick to cook, and it’s good for you! If you’re planning to meal prep chicken, the first thing to do is to choose a recipe that’s good for meal prep. These Healthy Chicken Fajitas are a great one, believe me.
When meal prepping chicken, it’s crucial not to skip the first and the most important step – marinate. Marinating the chicken breasts for at least a half an hour makes so much of a difference. Your chicken will be even more flavorful, juicy, and moist!
I also recommend that you cook your chicken breasts whole and THEN dice it when storing it, instead of cutting it up in bite-sized pieces before cooking. This helps keep so much of the juices inside and keeps the chicken from overcooking. Game changer.
You can choose either chicken breasts or chicken thighs, but I tend to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the highest protein, lowest fat options when meal prepping. They’re just a great protein for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
HOW TO SAVE TIME WITH CHICKEN MEAL PREP I’m all about saving time and being as efficient as possible, especially when I’m cooking. That’s why I love meal prep. Prepping out your meals in bulk takes far less time than cooking every meal from scratch every day. Shoot – it even saves more time than going out to restaurants every day. Also, you know you have something delicious and healthy waiting for you in the fridge so ordering takeout for dinner won’t even cross your mind.
Chicken meal prep is a great way for you to make sure you eat nutritious meals throughout the week. Chicken keeps very well in the fridge, which makes it ideal for meal prep. To add some variety, use different cooking techniques when making chicken meal prep and play around with side dishes and different pairings. From healthy sandwiches, salads, wraps, to one of my personal favorites – Healthy Chicken Fajitas!
An overhead image of a spoon stirring Lime and Cilantro Black Beans in a pan, made with canned low sodium black beans, jalapeno, low sodium chicken broth, garlic, fresh cilantro, olive oil, sea salt, cumin and lime juice.
WHAT GOES ON HEALTHY CHICKEN MEAL PREP? I usually opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs for my chicken meal prep. If you’re trying to stick to your healthy eating plan, chicken breast is definitely one of the best and healthiest protein sources you can add to your diet.
Thankfully, being low in calories and fat does not mean it’s lacking in flavor. To add additional zest, try out different marinades to infuse your chicken with flavor.
An overhead image of a pan with red bell peppers, green bell pepper, onion, poblano chile, ground black pepper and sea salt for Fajita Bell Peppers.
HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP COOKED CHICKEN? Wondering how long it’s safe to keep cooked chicken in the fridge? How long chicken will last in your fridge really depends on how you store it.
When stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container, cooked chicken can easily last up to 4-6 days, which makes chicken a great choice for your meal prep. I use mason jars and these glass meal prep containers to keep my food fresh and safe, but any airtight containers will work.
If you plan to start meal prepping often, investing in some storage containers to keep your food fresh will not only save you space in your fridge, it will also save you money since you won’t have your food go bad too soon.
An overhead image of a kitchen counter with all the ingredients needed to assemble Healthy Chicken Fajitas, including cooked Fajita Chicken, cooked Fajita Bell Peppers and cooked Lime & Cilantro Black Beans.
WHAT ARE THE BEST HEALTHY TORTILLAS Who doesn’t love tortillas, am I right? To make sure even my tortillas are super-healthy, I always choose whole grain or vegetable tortillas over plain ones. Put in a little extra effort and follow one of my easy homemade tortilla recipes, like this 4 Ingredient Spinach Tortilla recipe or learn how to make Homemade Corn Tortillas, and you;ve got yourself a tasty tortilla recipe to accompany your healthy chicken fajitas, if you want!
Healthy Chicken Fajitas Meal Prep
Ingredients For The Fajita Chicken: 1/3 cup lime juice, (approx. 2-3 limes) 1/4 cup pineapple juice, no sugar added 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 cup cilantro chopped 2 tbsp. olive oil
4 6-8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts For the Fajita Bell Peppers: 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1 poblano chile, thinly sliced 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder For the Lime & Cilantro Black Beans: 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 jalapeño, (1 tbsp) seeded and finely diced 1/2 tsp cumin 2 15- ounce cans low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tsp. sea salt Instructions To Make The Fajita Chicken: In a large bowl or ziplock bag, combine the chicken breast with freshly squeezed lime juice, no sugar added pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, sea salt, ground black pepper, and chopped fresh cilantro. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 8 hours. Once the chicken is marinated, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot. Add the marinated chicken, cooking on both sides until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside to rest. Slice into thin slices. To Make the Fajita Bell Peppers: In the same pan used to cook the chicken, add sliced white onion, sliced poblano pepper, sliced red bell peppers, sliced green bell pepper, sea salt, and ground black pepper, and toss to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until the bell peppers and onion are tender, about 4-6 minutes. To Make the Black Beans: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, jalapeño, and cumin and cook for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant. Add the beans and broth and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Coarsely mash beans with a potato masher. Continue to cook at a simmer for about 8-10 minutes until the mixture is thick, stirring frequently. Add in lime juice, cilantro, and sea salt, to taste. To assemble the chicken fajita meal prep, start by adding the cilantro lime black beans to your meal prep container, followed by the sliced fajita chicken, and the bell pepper and onion mixture.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FAJITAS HEALTHY These Chicken Fajitas are packed with nutritious ingredients, lean protein, and fiber. That means they’re not only good for your body, but also that you’ll feel satisfied and full for a long time after your meal, thanks to the protein, healthy fats, and fiber. We’re also keeping our sodium intake in check by choosing low sodium black beans, low sodium chicken broth and low sodium soy sauce. Just clean, whole ingredients for maximum flavor. It’s actually pretty easy to make chicken fajitas healthy.