Chicken Tacos Over Rice (Vegan Options)
Tacos are just one of those meals that are easy to prepare yet savory for a busy weeknight. Most of the time, it’s beef or pork that you get in the various restaurants but the chicken is pretty awesome too. If you’re vegan or interested in going a vegetarian route, the Lightlife brand has some amazing soy crumbles which are perfect and less expensive than a pound of hamburger.
If you’re not into rice, it also tastes amazing on top of a bed of lettuce as a salad. Lately, when I make my chicken “tacos” (I don’t have any home made tortillas on hand when the craving hits at times), I just toss it onto a bed of lettuce and add all my toppings from non-dairy queso cheese sauce to home made guacamole with a bit of extra lime squeezed over everything. It tastes amazing!
- Chicken breasts (approx. 1lb) (If Vegan/Vegetarian, use soy crumbles or extra firm tofu! 🙂 )
- Taco seasoning (ex. McCormick, Old El Paso, or even home made is fine)
- Rice of choice
- Bell peppers sliced thin
- Sweet onion sliced thin (1/2 to whole onion)
- Medium to High heat oil of choice (I use canola oil)
- Prepare rice in your rice cooker or saucepan as directed on the bag of rice.
- Cut chicken breasts and add to large frying pan with oil. Turn heat on medium to medium low.
- Cut bell peppers and onions fajita style. Set aside till chicken is fully cooked.
- Once the chicken is cooked, add the vegetables to the pan. Add a bit more oil if necessary so the vegetables do not stick to the pan. Stir then cover with a lid. Occasionally, remove the lid and stir the chicken and vegetables till the vegetables are desired softness.
- Add taco seasoning and water according to instructions on the seasoning packet.
- Cook for about 5 minutes on low heat or till sauce is thickened.
- Once rice and your chicken tacos are ready, plate and serve over the rice.
Options (Vegan/Vegetarian): If you’re vegan or wanting a vegan/vegetarian option, try replacing the meat above with soy crumbles or even extra firm tofu.
Option 2: If you want to add an Asian flair to your meal, try a Thai Sweet Chili sauce instead of taco seasoning.