Chicken Fajitas

I grew up absolutely loving fajitas, so I can’t believe I haven’t actually made them myself. I had a pretty low-key weekend and decided they would be the perfect end to a nice, relaxing couple of days. So after a trip to the grocery store on Sunday (grocery store on Sunday=NOT relaxing), I got set to cook these up. They ended up being super easy and took no time at all! I guess I should have expected that since I based my recipe off Martha Stewart’s “Fast” Chicken Fajitas. These are definitely going to be a dinner staple in my life from now on!

The only thing I wish I thought of ahead of time? Sangria. Now, that would have made the perfect Sunday night.

Chicken Fajitas:

    • 1 lb. chicken
    • Fajita marinade (if you want)
    • 2 T olive oil
    • 1 t chili powder
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 4 garlic cloves, halved and thinly sliced
    • 6 flour tortillas (6-inch)
    • Fresh cilantro, for serving
    • Lime wedges
    • Sour cream, salsa, cheese (whatever you want for serving!)

 

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First, I set my oven to the broil setting.

Then I chopped my peppers and onions and put them on a baking pan lined with foil. I tossed them with some olive oil and salt and pepper. I popped them in the oven for about 6-8 minutes. They were “crisp-tender” and slightly charred. Yummm.

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Martha had her chicken going in the oven too, but I decided to cook mine on the stovetop since I wanted to marinate it a little. I used some World Harbors Fajita marinade because my mom used to use it and it reminds me of home. You could make your own too. I ended up just cooking the chicken in a bit of the sauce. I also sprinkled some chili powder on top.

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While everything is cooking, get out any “toppings” you want to use. One of my favorite things about chicken fajitas is that they’re actually pretty healthy as far as Mexican food goes, so I didn’t want to add a ton of “extras.” But when it comes to Mexican food, I cannot live without Newman’s Own Salsa. It’s the only salsa I buy and I think it’s the best ever (though it could be a bit spicier- the hot isn’t all that hot).

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When your chicken and veggies are done, mix them all together in a bowl.

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Warm your tortillas in the microwave wrapped in damp paper towels for about 1 minute.

And then let people put together their own fajitas!

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The flavors in this dish were amazing and even just one of these was super filling. I can’t get over how easy they were– besides the chopping of the veggies, this takes no time at all.

And I think it’s a fabulous dish to serve guests, too. You could even have a beef option and some more veggies. Let everyone choose what they want in their fajita and build their own.

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Of course, since these veggies are cooked in the oven, you can’t bring them to your guests on a sizzling platter like they do in restaurants. A little disappointing, but that’s OK.

You’ll probably need a fork too, because even when you wrap it up like a fajita, it gets a bit messy.

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The perfect Sunday night meal to get me all amped up for a busy work week. And to eat while watching the Celtics win another game. AND we had tons of leftovers, so guess what I’ll be eating for lunch the next couple days?

Next time, there shall be a big pitcher of sangria!

Speaking of, does anyone have any really fabulous sangria recipes? There are so many out there and I want to try the best!

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20 Responses to "Chicken Fajitas"

  1. Erica says:

    YUM! I love fajitas. Such a great, easy din din. I used to use those kits in college all the time to make mine 🙂 Now, I do up my own spice mixtures. I also make one skillet of meat and one of beans for me & man. Those cooked veggies look delicious

  2. This looks fantastic! In a similar fashion, spicy chicken tacos are one of my favorite easy and fun meals to make. Let’s hope for a Celtics win tonight!

  3. Jean says:

    that looks delicious. I usually grill all my meats n veggies for the fajitas. How long did you cook yours stove top?

  4. I know you’re probably looking for a cold sangria recipe, but if you ever want a hot one, Sandra Lee from the Food Network has an awesome one.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/hottie-sangria-recipe/index.html

  5. Simply Life says:

    shrimp fajitas with about an entire jar of salsa to myself may be my favorite thing ever 🙂

  6. Juliana says:

    Yummie, your chicken fajita sure looks so tasty…love the colors of this dish.

  7. joan says:

    I could eat a meal like this five times a week! I just mix a few different things in it for different nights. 🙂 I go to a great Mexican Food Store in the town my Dad lives in. I get the best tortillas there.

  8. Jenious says:

    You are so right – fajitas are the perfect Sunday meal. And, the lime wedge ‘squeeze over it’ all is a must. I have a sangria recipe that you might like: http://www.palatetopen.com/?p=1145
    Cheers!

  9. Sharlene says:

    I’ve never made sangria before but there’s a really good one my family likes to buy in the store. I’ll have to find out the name of it. I definitely appreciate sangria though after living in Madrid for a month. Such a perfect summer drink! And I always love Mexican anything for a quick delicious bite to eat. A huge dollop of sour cream is a must!

  10. Shannon says:

    fabulous! i love fajitas, don’t know why i don’t make them more often? haven’t made any sangria, but if you find a good one let me know!

  11. Daniella says:

    These look really amazing, I can’t wait to try making them myself!!! Fajitas have always been my favorite food, yum yum yummmm!

    Love the blog!

  12. Mary says:

    A girl could learn to love these. They really do look delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  13. Looks amazing! I love fajitas and how they are simple and filling, yet not one of those over the top mexican dishes. Perhaps tonight would be a good night for sangria? 🙂

  14. Quisha says:

    I’ve been too busy to blog lately, but I have been keeping an eye on you guys and sometimes I’m scared to look because I just get more hungry. So much for watching what I eat 🙂 But this looks healthy and filling. DELISH!

  15. Sues says:

    @Wicked Domestic- Whoa! I’ve never heard of hot sangria, but I’m totally intrigued! This could be the answer to year-round sangria. Thanks!!

  16. Sues says:

    @Jean- Hi! The chicken probably cooked for about 6 minutes stove top (3 on each side). I just made sure the chicken was cooked through 🙂

  17. Sues says:

    @Jenious- That looks wonderful!! I love that there’s POM in it and the idea of “fruit salad with wine in it” is just lovely to me. Thank you!

  18. Melissa says:

    I had discovered this Martha recipe a while back and this has become my “go-to” quick meal. I cook the chicken in the oven as it says in the original recipe. Two sheet pans, a cutting board and a knife. Hardly any dishes to clean up! I will try it with a marinade next time (and sangria)!

  19. DianaHayes says:

    I love eating fajitas. I love the peppers and onions being only slightly cooked, but my husband and kids want everything really done. It is a delicious quick meal.

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