We’ve officially hit summer in the our home. 3 weeks ago I envisioned my summer days being spent in the kitchen, spending hours dishing up elegant meals made with love and care. In reality, I’m having way too much fun soaking up the Southern California sunshine to bother with cooking dinner every night. But, the kids gotta eat (who knew?), even though it’s summer. I’d like to share with you one of my one-dish meals that take very little effort besides cutting veggies and chicken: Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas.
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Fajitas are one of my favorite things to order at Mexican food restaurants. I love how they always come out steaming on a hot iron skillet like this one. But on busy evenings, you can still get that traditional fajita taste without all the hassle of grilling and sautéing.
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
4 small chicken breasts
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 white onion
1 packet fajita seasoning such as McKormick
Optional toppings: Lime, cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, beans
Preheat the oven to 375.
Thinly slice the veggies and spread them evenly on the bottom of a greased roasting pan. We use this Cuisinart pan for everything, and it worked great in this recipe.
Sprinkle some fajita seasoning over the veggies, to taste.
Thinly slice the chicken and layer the pieces over the veggies. Sprinkle with more seasoning.
Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then mix the veggies and chicken up. Return the pan to the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (you can check if it’s cooked by making sure it reaches an internal temperature of 165 F).
To assemble the fajitas
Line the center of a tortilla with the fajita mixture and your choice of toppings. Squeeze lime over the filling, fold your tortilla up like a taco and enjoy!
Even though I love baking, on a beautiful summer day I’d much rather be enjoying some of our favorite staycation activities than sweating in the kitchen making dinner. Thankfully, this oven baked fajita recipe takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish.
Are you a fan of fajitas? What’s your favorite fajita topping?