My plan for tonight was to make chicken fajitas. I had all of the ingredients, and had peppers that needed to be used so it was a no brainer for me. However, standing over a skillet waiting for chicken to cook and the peppers to get to just the right tenderness is just something that I didn’t have time for today. With one kid, it was doable, with two it’s just not even an option.
On my way home from work I thought about a way to make them “fajita-y” without standing over the stove. I figured the oven would do the same thing just without needing the attention so I gave it a shot and let me tell you it did not disappoint!
Oven Fajitas: Time: 40 minutes cooking time
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- ½ Tbsp paprika
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp. oil (olive, vegetable, canola, coconut)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix spices into small bowl and set aside. Slice chicken into thing strips. Slice peppers into thin strips. Throw chicken and peppers into 9×13 baking dish. Drizzle oil over the ingredients and then sprinkle spice mixture. Toss to coat everything as evenly as possible.
Bake for 20 minutes, stir, bake for another 30 minutes.
I served these on small whole wheat tortillas with my homemade salsa and drizzled some
homemade store bought white cheese dip.
My hunny loved them, after his second plate he said that we should have used larger tortillas. I’ll take that as a compliment.
This dinner was the perfect choice tonight because it allowed me to do a load of clothes, clean up baby puke, make my bed, pick up the living room, pick out the boys clothes for tomorrow, make hubby’s lunch for tomorrow, put the tiny one to bed, all while dinner was cooking itself. We sat, we ate, we cleaned, now we go to bed : )