• Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (about 4), finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon cheek (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (Melissa likes Garden of Eatin')
  • 2 cups broth (vegetable and chicken both work!)
  • ⅓ cup white rice
  • 1 clamshell Bowery Baby Butter
  • Sour cream (optional, as garnish)
  • Chives (optional, as garnish)
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onions and bell pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until aromatic.
  3. While the veggies cook, finely chop the chicken so it’s almost the texture of ground chicken (you can also use ground chicken if you prefer).
  4. Squeeze a lemon cheek over it and add the chicken to the pan.
  5. Stir in the taco seasoning.
  6. Add the broth and rice to the pan and increase the heat to medium high. Stir everything together so it's well combined.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the rice is fully cooked. Keep warm until you’re ready to serve.
  8. Spoon the fajita/rice combo into Bowery Baby Butter leaves to serve and garnish with sour cream and chives.
Bowery Ingredients
Melissa Ben-Ishay
Our chef

Made for Bowery by Melissa Ben-Ishay.

Melissa Ben-Ishay is the co-founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, a New York-based dessert company celebrated for its bite-size treats. Since it was founded in 2008, Baked by Melissa has opened 14 retail stores in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond, and ships its products nationwide. In 2020, Melissa gained popularity on TikTok with videos of her salads and everyday meals, each of which was developed to give you the perfect ratio of flavors in every bite—just like her namesake cupcakes. For recipes, follow her @bakedbymelissa or check out her blog.

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