This dish is a family favorite–quick, easy, and inexpensive. It can be prepped ahead of time to make dinner a snap, or your family or friends can help with the chopping and prepping for a fun activity.
Easy Oven Baked Fajitas
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 T EVOO
2 tsp chili powder (to liven it up a bit more, I like to use ancho chili powder or a smoky chipotle)
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles (can use plain diced tomatoes and add 1 diced jalapeno)
1 onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
Shredded cheese for topping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a prepared 13 x 9 baking dish. Cut onion and bell peppers into strips.
Combine spices in a small bowl; drizzle over the chicken and mix together well. Add tomatoes, peppers and onions to the dish, stirring to combine well.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. Remove from oven; let rest for a few minutes before filling using a slotted spoon or tongs to fill the tortilla shells.
Top with cheese and serve with any other desired toppings (cilantro, avocado, etc.)
DO AHEAD TIPS:
There are several ways to speed up this recipe:
*Buy the veggies and chicken pre-cut into strips. The butcher will cut the chicken for you (generally there is no added charge), and many produce departments of grocery stores now carry these veggies already cut for you.
*Slice everything up ahead of time yourself (a bit easier on the wallet); place in a plastic bag until you are ready to use.
*Premix the spices. Save separately from the chicken and veggies, OR
*Combine spices and EVOO with the chicken and veggies in a large plastic bag; mix well. Place in refrigerator until you are ready to use (within 24 hours).
Want to make this a special meal? Serve it with A Margarita You Can Love (don’t worry…it’s easy and light on calories!).
Let me know what you think, other recipes you might like, or ways you spiced this up to make it your own!!