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Chicken Fajita Casserole
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Chicken Fajita Bake with Cashew Cream Sauce

This easy and healthy chicken fajita casserole is the perfect meal for a busy day. Made in one pan, so it has less cleanup!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose
Keyword: casserole, chicken, chicken breast, fajita
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 663kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 1 orange pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained

Fajita Mix

Cashew Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup cashews soaked over night or for 30 minutes in hot water, drain water.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Prepare the fajita mix first. Add all the spices into a bowl, stir.
  • In a bowl add the peppers, onions, avocado oil, and 3/4 of the fajita mix. Stir to evenly coat. Set aside.
    chicken fajita marinade
  • In a 9x13 casserole dish add the rice, chicken broth, and 1/2 the fajita veggies.
    rice in a casserole dish
  • Place the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle the rest of the fajita mix over. Top with the remaining veggies and the black beans.
    how to make chicken fajita casserole
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes or until rice is done. If rice is not done, take off aluminum foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Cashew Cream Sauce

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour desired amount over the fajita casserole.
  • Serve the leftover sauce over salads or as dips for vegetables.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 2085mg | Potassium: 1476mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2336IU | Vitamin C: 151mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 6mg