Easy Chipotle Pork Fajitas Bowl

Looking for an easy meal solution everyone will love? This delish pork fajitas rice bowl is ready in no time and is easy to make. Filled with Tex-Mex flavor this pork fajitas rice bowl is a delicious and healthy quick dinner option. I love to serve it in a big bowl family style so that everyone can serve themselves instead of making individual rice bowls. 

Chipotle pork fajitas rice bowl

I love that this easy dinner recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. When I make this I usually double the amount of veggies so I can use them later in the week to make tacos or add to sandwiches. Which is perfect if you like meal prepping for the week. 

Ingredients for chipotle pork fajitas rice bowls

Below are the ingredients I used for this recipe as well as some other options in case you want to make some changes. You can find the full recipe for making chipotle fajita rice bowls at the bottom of this post, so just keep scrolling to see the full ingredient list along and how to make this easy dinner recipe.

pork fajitas rice bowl

  • Rice or other grains: I used brown rice, but you can use Jasmin rice or quinoa too. Check out some of the options below in case you don’t want to use rice for your pork fajitas bowl.
  • Pork: I used 1lb of por tenderloin, cut into strips but you can use other cuts of pork as well. 
  • Bell peppers: I like using bell peppers in different colors to make the fajitas look better. I used yellow, red and green bell peppers cut into thin strips. No need to peel them for this recipe. 
  • Onions: I used 1 large sweet onion, my preference is using Vidalia onions but any onion will work for this recipe.
  • Avocado: 1 used 1 large Hass avocado cut into slices. Before adding the avocado to the pork fajitas bowl I drizzle with lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lime juice: I’m a huge fan of limes, I just love that tart flavor and how it enhances my dishes. Specially when making a Mexican or TexMex recipe I usually add a bit of lime juice. But then again I would be happy adding lime juice to just about everything. So yes lime juice is totally optional here, but I highly recommend them. 
  • Sour cream: the sour cream gives the fajitas a fresh taste. I like using Mexican Crema but sour cream also works well. 
  • Seasoning: for this fajita bowl I used fajita seasoning as well as chipotle adobo to give the pork more flavor and a bit of heat.
  • Jalapeños: If you like to add a little heat to your food sliced jalapeños are a great option. 
  • Cheese: you might have noticed I did not include cheese in this recipe. However many fajita recipes usually include shredded cheddar cheese. For this dish I wanted to keep the flavors clean and the calories down a bit. I didn’t want that whole melted cheese flavor and texture here. But if you love cheese (I do too) I totally get it, you might need to add some shredded cheddar cheese to your chipotle fajita bowl and that is ok. That is what I love about these types of recipes, that everyone can make them their own! A great option if you don’t want to use cheddar is to top your pork fajita bowl with crumbled Queso fresco. 

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Can I use something else instead of brown rice?

One of the things I really like about rice bowls is that they are so versatile. You can change this recipe up and use other types of rice or even other grains. Some great grain options for this pork fajitas bowl include:

  • Any type of rice: from fluffy Jasmin rice to minute rice or brown rice, rice is the go to option when you’re making rice bowls. 
  • Quinoa: quinoa is a great option to use instead of rice, my favorite is the tri-colored quinoa. I love to add some flavor to it by making a cilantro lime quinoa for this dish.
  • Farro: farro is another grain that would be a great replacement for rice.
  • Pasta: another option is to use pasta and top it off with your pork fajitas. Choose your favorite pasta from noodles to smaller pasta, depending on what you prefer. 

chipotle fajitas rice bowl

You can also remove the grains from this recipe all together. Some options you can use for your pork fajita bowl instead of grains include:

  • cauliflower rice: cauliflower rice is a great option if you want to turn this into a keto friendly recipe and like the texture that the grains give to this recipe. Cilantro lime cauliflower rice would be ideal.
  • greens: adding your pork fajitas and sauteed veggies over a bed of greens turns this into a healthier lighter dish. I love to use spinach, kale or romaine lettuce depending on what I have at home but any salad greens will do. 

Other great rice bowl recipes:

Rice bowls are one of my family’s favorite meals. 

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Easy Chipotle Pork Fajitas Rice Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pork loin filet
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 small bell peppers, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 tsp chipotle adobo sauce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 lime 
  • fresh cilantro 
  • sour cream or Mexican crema

chipotle pork fajitas

Instructions

  • In a large pan, heat the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, & sprinkle with about 1 tablespoons of fajita seasoning.
  • Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 min.
  • Cut the pork loin filet into strips, sprinkle with fajita seasoning and add it to the pan with veggies. 
  • Add the chipotle adobo sauce to the pan and mix well. 
  • Sauté stirring frequently until the meat is cooked on all sides. About 10 min. I like my pork medium rare & cooked at a temperature of 145-150F.  For medium – 150-155F. Medium Well – 155-160F. Well done– 160F.
  • To assemble add rice to a bowl, then add the pork & vegetables. 
  • Top with sliced avocado, sour cream, sliced jalapeño & garnish with lime wedges & cilantro.

pork fajitas rice bowl

Easy Chipotle Pork Fajitas Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pork loin filet
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 small bell peppers, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 tsp chipotle adobo sauce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 lime 
  • fresh cilantro 
  • sour cream or Mexican crema

Instructions

    1. In a large pan, heat the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, & sprinkle with about 1 tablespoons of fajita seasoning.
      Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 min.
    2. Cut the pork loin filet into strips, sprinkle with fajita seasoning and add it to the pan with veggies. 
    3. Add the chipotle adobo sauce to the pan and mix well. 
    4. Sauté stirring frequently until the meat is cooked on all sides. About 10 min. I like my pork medium rare & cooked at a temperature of 145-150F.  For medium – 150-155F. Medium Well – 155-160F. Well done– 160F.
    5. To assemble add rice to a bowl, then add the pork & vegetables. 
    6. Top with sliced avocado, sour cream, sliced jalapeño & garnish with lime wedges & cilantro.
Chipotle pork fajitas rice bowl

 

 

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