30-minute Chili Lime Rice Bowls

chili lime rice bowls

This is my new favorite weeknight dinner to make because it's literally SO easy, so tasty and super healthy. I love how it has a different flavor than most other foods we eat, and although I could probably eat tacos every night, I'm all for trying other Mexican-Inspired foods at home. 

SO here is what you need :

  • 3 peppers, red, yellow and orange
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus cut into two-three inch pieces
  • chicken (1 or 2 pounds worth)
  • brown rice (I buy the frozen pre-cooked packets from Trader Joe's which take three minutes to cook in the microwave
  • one fresh lime
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • chili-lime seasoning from Trader Joe's (if you don't have a TJ's I'm sure your local super market will have this, or you can google what's in it and just buy all of the spices separately and combine.

Here is what you do

Preheat oven to 375

Slice up your vegetables into strips and place on a greased (I use pam) sheet pan. Toss with olive oil, salt and liberally sprinkle the chili-lime seasoning (about one tablespoon worth). Set aside.

Slice up your chicken into strips, and place these on a greased sheet pan as well. Pour some olive oil on the chicken, and liberally sprinkle the salt and chili-lime seasoning (again about one tablespoon worth). 

Place both sheets in the oven at 375 and let cook until done (about 10 minutes). The veggies need a little less than the chicken so take those out once they've reached a just-cooked texture, I don't like them too soft so I watch those closely. I usually let the chicken stay a couple extra minutes and just test one strip to see whether it's done or not. 

While the chicken and veggies are in the oven, cook your brown rice and place into a bowl. Squeeze some fresh lime and pour about 1/8 of a cup of olive oil into the rice. I also put the chili-lime seasoning on the rice, to taste. 

Once your veggies and chicken are done, take them out, and start making up your bowls. I usually put the rice in first, and then top with veggies and chicken. Squeeze some more fresh lime on top and you can sprinkle on some more seasoning as well, I'm a huge fan of it so I usually do this to mine. 

And that's it! You're done!