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One-Pan Oven Baked Fajitas

This healthy version for oven baked fajitas is zesty, bright, festive, and oh-so-welcome on a busy weeknight. It’s loaded with tender juiciness, great flavor, and is happily mess-free. 

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Did I say I was sad about school starting back up?

I must have lied a little bit.

I mean, I was way sadder the weeks leading up to September 6th than I was after the first day of school actually happened.

I always spend the month of August wishing time would stand still. Longing for more carefree summer days. Willing the boys not to grow up at this lightning fast pace.

But then it happened, as it always does…

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The Littles dashed off to start their new school year.

Then they promptly sprinted back home in the time it took me to rush through 3 errands, run, shower, put something in the oven, and write half a post. The shower part being of utmost importance.

‘Cause we all know once all those sneakers come pounding through the front door, all chances for a shower are zapped.

All that to say, I’m no longer very sad about the boys being back in school. 😅

Oh, and about that something in the oven? Hello, One-Pan Oven Baked Fajitas. Thanks for saving the day (again.)

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This oven baked fajitas is absolutely zesty, bright, festive, and oh-so-welcome on a busy weeknight.

This healthy meal is loaded with tender juiciness, great flavor, and is mess-free. Bonus: It comes together in a jiffy.

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One-Pan Oven Baked Fajitas

Oven Baked Fajitas are super easy, brightly flavorful, and mess-free. It’s a weeknight dinner dream! Healthy, to boot!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins

Yield: 4-6 1x

Ingredients

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  • For the Fajitas:
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 sweet bell peppers (mixture of colors,) seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Seasoning Mixture:
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Other:
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • Fajita-sized tortillas
  • Salsa and/or Guacamole
  • Shredded cheese
  • Freshly chopped green onion/cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all Seasoning Mixture ingredients and whisk to incorporate well. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425F, with rack on upper middle position. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Thoroughly towel-dry the chicken pieces and pound to an even thickness (1/2″ thick.) Slice into strips 1/2″ wide. Be sure chicken doesn’t contain excess moisture. Toss chicken with seasoning mixture to coat well.
  4. Place bell peppers and onions onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top of veggies evenly with 1 tsp kosher salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Place chicken slices evenly on top; try not to overlap pieces. Evenly drizzle olive oil over the chicken to coat as evenly as possible.
  5. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, remove from oven and give it a quick toss to evenly re-coat, and place back in oven for another 10 minutes or until chicken is just cooked.
  6. Drizzle desired amount of lime juice over the fajitas and serve immediately with garnishes of your choice.

Notes

Cilantro Lime Rice or Avocado Black Bean Dip are a fantastic accompaniment to this dish!

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dinner

Source: Chew Out Loud 

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6 comments

    • Teresa’s Thoughts for Today

    When do you add the seasoning. I presume on chicken and veggies before baking?

      • chewoutloud

      Theresa, just updated instructions to say toss seasoning onto chicken before layering. Thanks for noticing and hope you guys love this! 🙂

    • Natalie R

    Simple and delicious – exactly what I need for weeknight dinners!! Your directions aren’t clear on when to add the seasoning mix, though. Did you toss the chicken in it?

      • chewoutloud

      Totally great for weeknights; and yes, instructions are updated. You’re spot on – toss chicken in it. Hope you guys really like this one! 🙂

    • Pattie Ritter

    Your oven chicken fajitas sound amazing, but when do you put the seasoning on? I reread this to see if I missed something???

      • chewoutloud

      Aha, thanks, Pattie! Just updated it in recipe. Thanks for the catch. Enjoy and hope you love it! 🙂

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