If there was one meal that I make more than any other meal, it’s chicken fajitas. I could make it in my sleep. So, that makes me wonder why I never put it up on my website.
This is my go-to meal. I make it at least twice a month for other people, usually friends who are having babies, or just need a break from making dinner. It’s easy and everyone likes it.
I make my life as easy as possible with cooking…with as few dishes as possible. I do not like doing dishes and coincidentally, no one in my family is a fan either. That means, unless I’m feeling really good about clean up, I keep the extra dishes to a minimum.
Everything happens on this pan. If you’re feeling fancy though, you can make your own tortillas. Here’s the recipe: Homemade Flour Tortillas
I started making my own tortillas exactly 6 years ago and once you start, it’s really hard to go back to store bought. There is no comparison. They take 30 minutes from start to finish and you get 16, 6″ tortillas. They are great to keep on hand for breakfast burritos, quesadillas, and of course, these fajitas.
Even though these fajitas take a little time in the oven, they are actually the perfect weeknight dinner. While everything cooks in the oven, you can prepare the toppings and be completely ready as soon as these come out of the oven.
Or you could be like me and completely clean the kitchen, so after dinner clean up is absolutely minimal.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 medium red onion, sliced thin
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
To assemble fajitas (choose some or all):
8 flour tortillas
sliced green onions
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Place chicken breasts on one side of the baking sheet and the sliced peppers and onions on the other side.
Drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle the salt, pepper, and spices over the chicken and vegetables.
Roast in the oven for 40 minutes.
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing and then assemble the fajitas.
Nutritional information is based on 2 tortillas chicken and vegetables. Toppings are not included in nutrition information.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes