Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oven Chicken Fajitas

In going through my e-mails to clean them up, I found a link to this recipe (http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas/) that I wanted to try and since I had everything for it in the house yesterday, I decided it would be a great time to make it.  It turned out great and is definitely one that will get into the rotation!  What was great was that I prepped everything ahead of time and just tossed it into the baking pan 45 minutes before we needed to eat and it was ready so fast!  LOVE that!!  You can easily double it (I'd put it into two pans) for a larger group but this fed the 4 of us (the big girls weren't home) with enough for some to have seconds.  Try it!

Oven Chicken Fajitas

1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 Tbsp. paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 Tbsp. corn starch

2 small (or one large) onion
2 medium green bell peppers
1 medium red bell pepper
1 lb. chicken breast
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 medium lime
8 (6") flour tortillas
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
1/4 bunch cilantro (optional)
* we also served it with guacamole and refried beans*

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix all of the ingredients for the fajita seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
2.  Cut the onion and bell peppers into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide strips.  Place them in a large 9x13 inch casserole dish.  Slice the chicken breast into very thin strips and add it to the casserole dish with the vegetables.
3.  Sprinkle the seasoning over the meat and vegetables.  Drizzle the vegetable oil over everything and then use your hands to toss the ingredients until everything is well coated in oil and seasoning.  Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, stirring once halfway through.  Squeeze the juice from half of the lime over the top of the meat and vegetables after it comes out of the oven.
4.  Scoop a small amount of meat and vegetables into the center of each tortilla.  Top with a few sprigs of cilantro, a dollop of sour cream and an extra squeeze of lime if desired.

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