Summer is here!! Well, it seems to be anyway, but we’ll see how long our elusive friend Sammy the Sun wants to stick around. Please let it be for a long time, us poor Irish are starved of a bit of sunshine.
So in keeping with our summery weather, we’re giving you the recipe for some delicious, healthy and filling chicken fajitas lunch bowls. They make a great summer lunch as they’re super tasty without being too heavy or rich.
So make a few of these and you can bring them into work and treat yourself to a delicious lunch al fresco during your break. Enjoy!
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • ¾ cup basmati rice (uncooked)
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a small baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Turn to coat.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, turn the chicken, then bake for another 10-15 minutes (depends on the size of your chicken breasts), until cooked through.
  4. Allow to rest for 10 more minutes before slicing.
Lunch Bowls:
  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, bell peppers, red onion and corn.
  3. Shake together the vinaigrette and add to the bowl. Toss to coat everything completely.
  4. Divide amongst 4 lunch containers, topping with the chicken.
  5. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

So there you have it, super easy, super healthy and super tasty. A delicious lunch awaits.