Recipe of the Week: Baked Chicken Fajitas

Baked Chicken Fajita
Baked Chicken Fajita

As mentioned over the weekend, I wanted to try something new for dinner. A few friends on Facebook had shared a recipe for baked chicken fajitas and the picture just looked amazingly delicious, so I decided to test that recipe out for myself. First and foremost, it was one of the best dinner’s I’ve made before and Dev completely loved it too. It was hearty, filling and so easy and quick to make. It only took 10-15 minutes preparation and 25-30 minutes cook time. I think this might become one of our monthly favorites for lazy Sunday dinners. Try it out and let me know what you think!

This recipe will feed three people fully. You can adjust quantity of ingredients to serve more. For Dev and I, it was perfect because we had 3-4 fajita each (the mini ones) and I brought the leftovers for lunch today.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 red and yellow pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • Fajita seasoning (or you can make your own – see my recipe at the bottom)
  • 8-10 mini tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • Large-shallow baking dish
  • 1 cup shredded marble cheese
  • ½ cup salsa

Here’s what you do:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°C
  • Wash chicken with lemon juice, pat dry and then slice into long strips
  • Wash peppers and onions and slice into long strips
  • Grease baking dish with oil or cooking spray and sprinkle seasoning sparingly
  • Line pan with chicken strips, add salsa, vegetables and sprinkle with seasoning
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and fully cooked through
  • Sprinkle cheese and bake for another 10-20 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and crusty
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve hot with toasted tortillas, sour cream, salsa and cheese

To make your own seasoning:

  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
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