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Chicken Fajita Taco Bowls with Pico De Gallo--A Mexican Family Meal

Updated on November 4, 2012
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5 stars from 3 ratings of Chicken Fajita Taco Bowls with Pico De Gallo
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Those on Hubpages that follow me know that I am always up for trying new recipes. Well, my husband came home the other night and told me about a recipe he had seen online for making taco bowls using muffin pans. So of course I googled this and found the recipe, but we love fajitas and had chicken in the house and not ground beef. So I decided to do fajitas instead of Tacos for these bowls.

Usually when I make Mexican Food, whether it be fajitas, tacos or quesadillas, my husband always makes Pico De Gallo to go with it. We happen to enjoy Pico De Gallo and the recipe I have also included here is my husband's that he has perfected himself.

So in this article, I include the recipe for the Taco Bowls (which I perfected by making sure to wet and microwave them so they will not break apart even before baking them), the fajita chicken, peppers and onions (store brand and on sale works just fine) and the Pico De Gallo too. This is truly a wonderful family mexican themed meal.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as our family did too (these were a huge hit), and yes even Lily loved these bowls too!!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 6 Taco Fajita Bowls
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Ingredients

  • 6 - 6” Tortillas, I use Mission Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas.
  • Pam Butter Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Pound Chicken Breasts, Whatever is on sale will work just fine here.
  • Packet of Fajita Seasoning, I use McCormick.
  • 1 Bag Shredded Taco Cheese, Usually use whatever is on sale too!!
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 4 Vine Tomatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 Can Sliced Black Olives
  • 1 Frozen Bag Peppers and Onion
  • 1 Small Container Sour Cream, Again I use what is on sale.
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Instructions To Make Fajita Bowls

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Sprinkle each tortilla lightly with water and stack them on a plate. Cover the top with a piece of paper towel and microwave the tortillas for 50 seconds or until warm. Turn two 12 cup muffin pans upside down. Mist each side of a tortilla lightly with cooking spray and center it in the space between 4 muffin cups, creating a bowl. Repeat with the 5 remaining tortillas, forming 3 bowls on each tin. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Once these are done cooking, let them stand and cool, while preparing the fajita ingredients.
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Instructions to Make The Fajita Chicken

  1. Add two tablespoons of Olive Oil to a large skillet. (The chicken should be seasoned and refrigerated earlier with the Fajita Seasoning Packet). Add the chicken to the skillet and let the chicken cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the peppers and onions and cook for another 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked well and the peppers and onion are slightly browned.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

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Instructions to Make Pico De Gallo

  1. Cut the tomatoes into diced slices.
  2. Now dice the onion.
  3. Add the vinegar, water and parsley.
  4. Mix the ingredients together.
  5. Serve immediately with the fajita bowls, fajita chicken/peppers and onions, cheese, olives too.
  6. Can also serve this with Tortilla chips as well.

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About the Author

Janine is a freelance writer and mom of two. She is known for being a stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls right now. Life can totally get hectic and has learned to perfect and improvise at meal times, because of this. You can checkout her profile and more of her scrumptious recipe articles here.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so much and hope you get to try soon. Enjoy!

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Great Recipe now I need to try this and make it.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you so very much and my pleasure sharing this here with you. Hope you try it and enjoy!!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Who doesn't love Mexican foods. And the Pico

      De Gallo is always a hit. It is so much better when you make your own. thank you for sharing this lovely evening meal with us. Sending Angels to you today :)ps

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so much Aubrey and do hope you get to try sometime soon. Let me know what you think when you do :) :)

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      That looks really good, Janine! I appreciate you sharing this! I absolutely love Mexican food, though I rarely cook at home :(. Maybe one day I'll try this. It looks super easy.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Stephanie, these truly are so easy to make and leftover chicken will most likely be great and do the trick nicely. Hope you do get to try these tonight and totally enjoy. Thank you so much for your comment and kind words too :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      These look like a perfect summer meal! I like the ideas of making the taco bowls on the muffin tins, and I just may use some of the leftover chicken in the fridge to make these tonight! Sounds easy and delish!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Julie, the first time I made them, I used flour tortillas ( the smallest size) and they came out just fine, but I wanted to see what the difference between the 2 were and then found the corn in my supermarket. I must say the biggest difference is it just takes more like that of a hard taco shell, but otherwise flour tortillas are a fine substitute and will work just fine. so I do hope you can try them with the flour tortillas. I never have gone to Cancun, so I am not sure if you will indeed find these on the menu or not, but do enjoy Cancun, because I have heard it is a beautiful place. Thanks again for the comment!!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Janine, these look yummy but I don't think we can get corn tortillas here (we can get flour tortillas, are they the same?). I love Mexican food and Mexican inspired food too and these look delicious. I am going to Mexico in 2 weeks, maybe I will see these in Cancun?

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Myz, thank you for the compliment. I am just your normal average 35 year old woman, but do appreciate your kindness here. Thank for the compliment in my kid and recipe too. Appreciate it very much!!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Janine, that was very yummy recipe. and you're such a beauty :) no wonder your kids are sooo adorable!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Ignugent17, I love the Fajita and Taco seasonings, everything is truly in one place and the right amounts. That said I don't see why trying from scratch when it is all in this one place. Thank you for your comment, votes and more!!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Janine,

      I prepare my Fajitas with Fajitas seasoning too and it is great to see this recipe. Thanks for sharing . Voted up and more. :-)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, thank you so much for the comment, share and pin too. I made this one again last night, because the bowls are becoming a favorite in our house. I do hope you can try them too and that you do enjoy them also.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for this lovely recipe, Janine. I love Mexican Food! This, I will pin and share!

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      amisysophia 5 years ago

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      Oh, it looks so nice. It must be tasteful. Thank you very much for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Dianna, thank for stopping back and supporting my recipe for Chicken Fajita Taco Bowls. Very much appreciate it as always :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Janine, caught this earlier and wanted to stop in and support the hub. Great recipe and a true Mexican delight!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Glimmer Twin Fan, glad you liked this recipe and do hope you get to make it for your husband. My husband told me tonight he wants this meal tomorrow night!! So it looks like I will be making it again for us. No complaints thought, because I enjoy just as much as he does!! Thank you seriously for commenting and for your kindness as always :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Another good mexican recipe. This will be one for my husband and I love the trick to make the tortilla bowls. Thanks Janine!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Sorry to make you so hungry after midnight Nell. But thank you for the comment, votes and tweet. Do hope you try soon and enjoy too :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Its half twelve in the morning and now I am starving hungry! I love mexican food but never seem to get it just right. I am definitely going to try this, wonderful stuff! voted and tweeted! nell

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Joseph, I have 2 kids so you are probably onto to something about getting too romantic when a man can cook, lol!! Seriously glad you stopped by and please feel free to add a bit more heat with garlic and jalapeño if and when you try this recipe. I like spicy, but probably couldn't handle it that spicy. Glad you bookmarked and do definitely enjoy my friend. Thank you so much for stopping by and for always being so kind!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Carol, thank you for your kinds words on my recipe for this Mexican dish. Hope you get to try and thank you seriously again for stopping by and commenting too!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Hi Janine, I did have a good meal today, so my stomach was kind of full before checking on this Chicken fajita Taco bowls with a south of the border flavor. I love that pico de Gallo sauce. I would add some garlic myself and some raw sliced pieces of jalapeno. Wonderful to know that hubby can cook. Girls will grow proud of dad. But it could be dangerous for you. Women tend to get too romantic... and you know the consequences. Great recipe, book marked!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      This sounds delightful and I hate to use the word "cute".. Also the pico de gallo looks great. thanks for sharing all the good ingredients that goes into this delicious dish.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh sorry Bill, I too was eating Special K bars and pretzels for lunch hike writing if it makes you feel any better. But on a side note will probably make this one on Thursday night for dinner to kick off Kevin's long weekend off for Labor Day. So I have to wait a few days to enjoy this one again too. Thank you seriously for stopping by as always and leaving a lovely comment though :). It is always appreciated!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm eating crackers for lunch and this recipe pops up....you are killing me Janine! Suddenly my Saltines don't taste real good, you know what I mean?

      Great recipe; let me go throw my Saltines away and see if I can find some real food now that you ruined lunch for me. :)