Chicken Fajita Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowls

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When I lived in Greece, it wasn’t often that I missed the food that I had left behind in the US. I was too busy eating my weight in tomatoes, olive oil, and tzatziki. But after a year or two, I really started craving some Mexican food.


I haven’t actually eaten food in Mexico (yet), but like most everyone else I’ve ever met, I am a huge fan of the Mexican food that can be found in the states. I don’t know how authentic it is, but the flavor palette that makes up Mexican cuisine I just cannot seem to get enough of.

fajita flavors

I have a habit of wanting to add avocado and salsa to everything that I eat, and I’ve really been on a cumin kick lately. I love the warm, earthy flavor it adds to anything it goes into. I’m drawn to cumin because it’s tasty and it makes my mouth happy, but my body loves it because of the amazing health benefits it possesses. It helps control blood sugar, aids in digestion and nutrient absorption by stimulating the liver, and is a good source of magnesium- an essential nutrient that most of us are deficient in.

Just another delicious reason to use food as medicine.

holiday peppers

Plus, Fajita ingredients just seemed so seasonally appropriate.

The colors, that is, for the holiday season.

Seeing that it’s frigid in the part of the world that I currently call home, peppers are not exactly in growing season. That is why I felt compelled to serve our fajitas out of roasted acorn squash bowls.  Make them a little more winter friendly.


acorn fajitas

Because fajitas are great. And so is roasted acorn squash. And when it’s Christmas time and freezing outside, what could be better than spicy Mexican food stuffed into a cozy, roasted squash bowl?

acorn squash fajita

Season’s eatings! 





2 responses to “Chicken Fajita Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowls”

    • Hi Susy 👋🏼 I add the paprika along with the other spices to the bag to marinate the chicken. Thanks for letting me know, I’ve updated the recipe! 😊

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