Thursday, October 13, 2016

RECIPE: Oven-Baked Fajitas

Wait! Before you stop reading, hear me out.

I know what you're thinking... Fajitas belong on a sizzling plate after being prepared on a stovetop. And, sometimes, they do. But, sometimes, a juggling mama needs to be able to stick something in the oven while homework is being finished and another load of laundry is being chucked into the washer. Which is why I present to you these super-yummy, as-good-as-off-the-sizzling-plate fajitas.

I'm not totally sure how I found this recipe, but I'll bet it was a Google search for "Recipes that are yummy and full of flavor that won't break the monetary or time bank on a school night." Consider my wish granted.

Oven-Baked Fajitas
See original recipe here

2 red bell peppers
2 green bell peppers
1 large onion
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime (optional)

(For seasoning)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is warming, assemble your fajita seasoning.

Slice red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, and chicken breasts into half-inch(ish) strips.

Toss into a 9" x 13" baking dish. Add fajita seasoning and olive oil to the baking dish and toss until your bell peppers, onions, and chicken are evenly coated.

Place baking dish in the oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Take dish out and mix ingredients. Place back in the oven, uncovered, for an additional 20 minutes.

Your kitchen should smell delicious and your fajitas bursting with flavor! You can top your fajitas with the juice of half of a lime as soon as they come out of the oven for a fun citrus kick. I also recommend cheese, sour cream, or guacamole for toppings. We eat our fajitas rolled inside of a whole wheat tortilla, over a bed of lettuce, or as a stand-alone entrée.



  1. Looks tasty. Nevertheless, I would like to try something less specific, as I think. I hope that you'll add more recipes from the category.

  2. Thank you that you are sharing with useful recipes for healthy eating. This dish looks very appetizing.

  3. It looks great! I lie foods like that. They are truly nutritious and highly satisfying.