The EASIEST Homemade Chicken Fajitas — ((so tasty!))

The EASIEST Homemade Chicken Fajitas — ((so tasty!))

I was inspired to make these Oven-Roasted Chicken Fajitas for dinner after watching one of those fast-paced cooking videos. Don’t you just love how easy cooking seems when an entire recipe, beginning to end, is crammed into a 45 second video?!

Really, these fajitas as so easy & can be divided into 2 quick steps ::

  • making the seasoning
  • chopping the fresh ingredients
  • Well, 3 steps – if you count baking, haha!

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And I can make these steps even easier, that is if you like “easy” dinner preparations. Here is the tip I am most proud of :: Ask the butcher to cut your boneless/skinless chicken breast “fajita-style” before packaging it up. He will be happy to do this for you! My VERY most hated kitchen task? Dealing with raw chicken. I avoid it like the plague. Really, for all we know, raw chicken IS the plague.

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Second tip for you :: use a pre-made taco seasoning blend ((like “My Favorite Homemade Taco Seasoning“)). The handiness of skipping pre-measuring every.single.spice ((just to realize you are out of cumin — )) may just save your sanity. If you are like me, you need every last bit of stored sanity to make it through some days. Oh, that’s just me??

I went ahead and measured out the seasonings for this recipe – I guess I had some sanity to spare. Here is the spice blend ingredient list that I used ::

  • 2 t mild red chili powder
  • 1 t ground black pepper
  • 1 T cane sugar
  • 2 t sweet paprika
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 t Mexican oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic

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Combine the spice blend and stir in 2 T canola oil.

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I decided to add the juice and zest of one lemon to the spice blend. Yes – this is where it went to the next level. A little zesty, a little sour, a little heat bring MAJOR flavor to this chicken.

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Next, chop the peppers and onions & add them to the chicken – along with the seasoning paste.

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Toss everything to cast evenly.

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Bake @ 400° for 35-40 minutes & serve over salad or in a tortilla.

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It was so yummy! I will definitely be putting this meal into our regular menu rotations — especially since I realized the butcher can save the day by cutting the chicken for me!

Chicken Fajitas ((Oven-Roasted))
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
349 calories
9 g
150 g
9 g
55 g
2 g
280 g
544 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
280g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 150mg
50%
Sodium 544mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 55g
Vitamin A
17%
Vitamin C
209%
Calcium
5%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Seasoning Blend*
  2. 2 t mild red chili powder
  3. 1 t ground black pepper
  4. 1 T cane sugar
  5. 2 t sweet paprika
  6. 1 t cumin
  7. 1 t kosher salt
  8. 1 t Mexican oregano
  9. 2 cloves of garlic
  10. zest & juice of 1 lemon
  11. 2 T canola oil
  12. Fajita Chicken
  13. 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut "fajita-style"
  14. 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  15. 2 medium bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced
  16. 1 jalapeno, halved & sliced ((seeded and de-veined for less heat)) - optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, combine seasoning blend ingredients, stirring to combine. Place chicken and veggies into a 9" x 13" baking dish and top with the seasoning blend. Toss to coat and place into the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  2. Serve with traditional fajita garnishes or over a salad.
Notes
  1. *In place of the oregano & spices, simply add 3 T of homemade taco seasoning ((link in the body of this post)) Add salt, sugar, oil and lemon juice/zest as instructed.
Adapted from Tip Hero
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calories
349
fat
9g
protein
55g
carbs
9g
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Adapted from Tip Hero
Food for a Year: https://foodforayear.com/
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