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As you have probably figured out, quick and easy recipes…while still homemade…are some of my favorites. Easy beef stroganoff, super simple crock-pot beef, impossibly easy zucchini pie, super simple scrambled egg, and impossibly easy sticky buns…well, you get the idea. Today, I’m adding one more recipe to that list: quick and easy chicken fajitas.

chicken-fajitas

The best part of this quick and easy chicken fajitas recipe is how truly quick and easy it is to make. Even better, clean up is a cinch! (More on that later…) It’s also one of my favorites because it’s flexible; I can use whatever spices and/or bell peppers I have on hand.

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Ingredients:
3 – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Your choice of pepper seasonings
1 – 2 bell peppers, any color
½ red onion
Minced garlic
Coarse salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil cooking spray
Tortillas
Toppings (shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and salsa, just to name a few!)

Instructions:
1. Place the top oven rack about 4 inches from the broiler. Turn the broiler to HIGH.

sliced-chicken

2. Cut the chicken into thin slices, about ½” thick.
3. Arrange the chicken on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Adding-spices

4. Spray the chicken with more cooking spray and sprinkle with a peppery blend of spices. I used a pre-mixed pepper blend; you could opt for straight chili powder or even a packet of taco seasoning. (See what I mean by flexible?)

browned-chicken

5. Place the chicken on the top rack and broil for about 7 – 10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the chicken turns slightly brown.

peppers-and-onions

6. While the chicken is cooking, slice the peppers and onions and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Add minced garlic, if desired. Spray with cooking spray and salt and pepper to taste.

7. When the chicken is done, remove from oven (or place on a lower rack to keep warm). Place the peppers and onions under the broiler and cook until the peppers and onions turn slightly black on the edges, about 10 minutes.

Broiled-peppers

 

peppery-chicken

8. Serve with warm tortillas and the toppings of your choice.

Don’t forget the easy clean up! Just throw away the aluminum foil and give the baking sheets a quick wash. No scrubbing here!

Quick and Easy Chicken Fajitas
 
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The best part of this quick and easy chicken fajitas recipe is how truly quick and easy it is to make. Even better, clean up is a cinch!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Your choice of pepper seasonings
  • 1 – 2 bell peppers, any color
  • ½ red onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Coarse salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Tortillas
  • Toppings (shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and salsa, just to name a few!)
Instructions
  1. Place the top oven rack about 4 inches from the broiler. Turn the broiler to HIGH.
  2. Cut the chicken into thin slices, about ½” thick.
  3. Arrange the chicken on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Spray the chicken with more cooking spray and sprinkle with a peppery blend of spices. I used a pre-mixed pepper blend; you could opt for straight chili powder or even a packet of taco seasoning. (See what I mean by flexible?)
  5. Place the chicken on the top rack and broil for about 7 – 10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the chicken turns slightly brown.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, slice the peppers and onions and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Add minced garlic, if desired. Spray with cooking spray and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. When the chicken is done, remove from oven (or place on a lower rack to keep warm). Place the peppers and onions under the broiler and cook until the peppers and onions turn slightly black on the edges, about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with warm tortillas and the toppings of your choice.

 

2 Responses to Quick and Easy Chicken Fajitas

  1. pkrause7 says:

    Looks good! Pampered Chef has a recipe using their deep covered baker in the microwave. It’s quite good and very quick. I Think your recipe would be great, also. Do you ever roast the onions with the peppers??? I use PC’s Chipotle seasoning when I make them. Some sliced avocado might be good if your kids would like it.

    Thanks for this recipe1

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