Meat-Free Mondays: No chicken fajita bowl

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Forget fajita Fridays when you can have them on a Monday instead. Make meat-free Mondays easy with this quick and easy no-chicken fajita bowl.

This recipe is perfect for every student, whether you have a busy schedule or limited cooking skills. This is designed to be as simple as possible and use few ingredients, but a few additions can elevate this meal.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Skill level: ★☆☆☆☆


  • 200g chicken substitute (I used the Quorn chicken-style pieces)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow onion 
  • 150g white rice
  • Fajita seasoning of your choice (can mix your own seasonings or save time by buying packet fajita seasoning)
  • Splash of water
  • Splash of oil of your choice


  • Swap chicken substitute for mushrooms
  • You can garnish your bowl with cheese, sour cream, salsa or guacamole.
  • Add black beans for some extra protein


Step one: Prepare the peppers and onions by chopping them into cubes or strips and set aside.

Step two: Add the rice into a pot. Wash and rinse until the water runs clear before putting it on to boil. Once boiling, turn it down and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Step three: Heat a frying pan, adding a splash of oil before frying the chicken substitute according to the packet’s instructions.

Step four: After a couple of minutes, add your peppers and onions and fry them along with the chicken substitute, then add in the fajita seasoning. Let the vegetables soften, adding a splash of water if needed.

Step five: Once everything is cooked and ready, portion the rice into two bowls before adding your no-chicken mix on top along with garnishes of your choice. And there you have a quick and easy fajita bowl in under 30 minutes.

Feature Image Credit: Rio Kerr

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