Chicken Fajitas

Looking for the perfect weeknight meal? Here you go! This is definitely a go-to meal in our house and is something that can get dinner on the table in a flash. Its full of comfort, flavor and a little spice to make it nice! My husband who used to HATE bell peppers LOVES these fajitas! It was a glorious moment for me.

Not only are these delicious, but look at how gorgeous and fun these can be! A family-style meal where everyone can have fun with their toppings and creativity. Lets take a second to talk about this chicken. YOU NEED THIS CHICKEN IN YOUR LIFE. This recipe is so used in our house that I am comfortable just pulling some frozen chicken out of the freezer, adding my seasonings and tossing it in the oven to let it do its thing. Its a lifesaver and turns out delicious every single time. Use it for whatever your heart desires.

Fajitas may not be anything spectacular, but they sure can deliver a whole lot of happiness. A work friend of mine and his family were facing some medical circumstances and he wanted to do something special for his wife for Valentine’s Day. He knew how much I loved to cook and asked me to make Valentine’s Day dinner for them. I was so excited to be able to do something to help him and his family out that of course I said yes! Instantly my mind started dreaming up all of these fancy Valentine’s Day dinners that I could make for them. And you wanna know what he asked for? Fajitas. Fajitas, people. I was instantly humbled and reminded that food can be SO memorable, comforting and healing.

I hope that this recipe can bring your family happiness, ease and comfort the way that it has for our family! Plus, whats better than smelling like a chicken fajita after you have made these? And the leftovers are just as good!

 

Chicken Fajitas

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 bell peppers, such as red, green, orange or yellow – sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Whole wheat tortillas (or tortilla of choice)

Topping Ideas:

  • shredded cheese
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • avocado/guacamole
  • tortilla chips
  • radishes
  • fresh bell peppers
  • jalapenos
  • lettuce

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a 13×9 baking pan, coat the chicken tenders with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, seasoned salt, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, preheat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat with the remaining olive oil. Saute the bell peppers in the skillet for 3-5 minutes until fragrant and slightly caramelized. Add in the garlic and season the bell peppers with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and continuing cooking and stiring until the bell peppers are cooked through and caramelized, about 10 minutes total. If you enjoy the flavor, you can let the bell peppers char slightly.
  3. After 20 minutes, take the chicken out of the oven and turn the broiler on high. Remove the foil from the pan and put the chicken back in the oven uncovered underneath the broiler. Broil for a minute or so and remove from the oven. Chop the chicken into 1-inch pieces inside all of the natural juices that came off of the chicken in the 13×9 pan. Stir to coat the chicken pieces in the natural sauce and serve.