Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chicken Fajitas









Do you like fajitas?  Whenever we go to a Mexican restaurant it is a choice of many in our family. We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it.  I thought I would try to replicate this yummy dish at home.  It's quite easy and I thought it would be nice to try on the grill.  Well, it's been so hot and humid I really didn't want to cook outside.  So I decided to use the oven instead.  Of course it can be made in a skillet, but I like the taste of roasted vegetables better than sauteed ones. 

It's hardly a recipe to prepare this yummy dish.  I always have the ingredients in my pantry to make a lot of different meals and I was happy I had everything I thought I needed except the seasoning packet that most folks use.  I really don't like prepared mixes so I mixed up a few spices to make a good seasoning for fajitas.



Chicken Fajitas

  1. 2 chicken breasts sliced very thinly
  2.  2 red bell peppers sliced into strips
  3.  1 large onion sliced 
  4.  1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning *
  5.  2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Spread evenly into a large baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup.  Place into a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until your chicken is done.




We like flour tortillas for our fajitas that have been heated in a dry pan for 15 seconds on each side.  I served these plain but of course you could add sour cream and cilantro if you wish.  I made rice and added a can of black beans.  That was dinner that everyone said we should add to the rotation of meals.  You can also slice beef very thinly and make steak fajitas if you wish.




Fajita Seasoning *


  1. 1 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
  2.  3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  3.  1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  4.  1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or more if you like it spicy
  5.  1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  6.  3/4 teaspoon of paprika
  7.  2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  8.  1 teaspoon  kosha salt 
  9.  1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Mix all of your spices together and use what you want on the chicken and veggies.  I used a tablespoon.  If you saved an old spice bottle, you could use it to store the remainder with your spices.  I just put a label on mine marked it with the date.






One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf






19 comments:

  1. I will have to try this. Looks pretty quick and easy!

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    1. It's really easy, Cathy, and very tasty. ♥

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    2. Just wanted to let you know Ken made the Chicken Fajitas last night while we were babysitting Olivia at her house. It was so quick and easy. I put the rice and beans inside the tortilla with the sour cream--yummy.

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    3. I'm glad Ken made them, Cathy. It's something different from our run of the mill meals. The beans and rice in the tortilla makes it a one hand meal. ♥

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  2. Your fajitas look delicious, Martha Ellen!! As much as I love roasted veggies, I have never thought to prepare fajitas this way. Thanks for the idea! Yum!

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    1. I'm always trying new ways to serve something different, Cheryl. After all these years I do enjoy mixing it up. ♥

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  3. Martha Ellen, I love chicken fajitas! There is place right around the corner from me, and I always order them. Yours looks so Yummy, and I think onions always make the fajitas. That's a good idea to put them in the oven so you're not cooking over a hot stove. I'm sure your family loved your fajitas, Martha Ellen, and the rice and beans add a little something to the meal too.

    ~Sheri

    ps what a lovely purple flower. :)

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    1. Sheri, you have wonderful fajitas in California. It was fun making a meal that was different and everyone enjoyed.
      The purple flower is a Hardy Hibiscus. It is blooming it's heart out right now, even with all of our oppressive heat. ♥

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  4. Mmmmmm! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, Martha Ellen! I can almost taste the yumminess. We will have to try it very soon. Your Hydrangea and Hibiscus blossoms are just gorgeous! Try to stay cool during these hot, humid summer days, my friend! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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    1. Dawn, I think you will enjoy this dish. It's so easy and full of yummy veggies. You could use all kinds of peppers if you wish. I always have red peppers on hand so that's what I used.
      We are watering the hydrangeas as I write. It's so dry, I'm hoping for some rain to give everything a drink. We've had storms skirt all around us, but no rain for us. Have a wonderful day, dear friend. ♥

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  5. That looks delicious. Love the flowers too!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. We're having quite a dry spell with all of our heat and we're trying to keep the hydrangeas hydrated. They would much prefer rain from the heavens. Take care and have a wonderful day. ♥

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  6. Well those chicken fajitas sound very tasty!
    The blooms you've featured in your post ... what gorgeous colours they are.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. They are an easy meal to put together. Our blossoms are hanging on with supplemental water. It's quite hot and humid and no rain around here. Hopefully we will at least get a storm with some rain. Have a lovely evening. ♥

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  7. Virginia's right! I just realized that I was getting mighty tired of easy food prepared because it is hot. I wanted a hot meal even though it is hot. This looks wonderful and I have nearly everything I need. Thanks!

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    1. Vee, I hope you will try this easy recipe. Sometimes a good meal is just what we need. ♥

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  8. I like your non recipe! I never thought to do them in the oven, but it makes sense as we love oven roasted veggies. thanks for the reminder of another great meal. We eat a lot of chicken also.

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    1. Dotsie, it was a really easy way to cook fajitas. ♥

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  9. This looks fabulous--I usually order steak fajitas but chicken is healthier. I'm pinning this!

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