The Shady Porch: Baked Chicken Fajitas

1.06.2014

Baked Chicken Fajitas

The first time we had Fajitas was on a vacation in Texas. There was a drive-thru Fajita restaurant and, since we had no idea what they were and it was vacation...we decided to try it. (Adventurous, I know.) They sold the seasoned, sliced beef by the pound, and we wondered what we were getting into when we were handed three large containers through the window, but it was a delicious discovery. One container had a slices of seasoned meat, another held peppers and onions and the other container had tortillas. A simple meal, but one that made an impression on us. 

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Baked Chicken Fajitas with Chips & Cheese


Fast forward to today. I am sharing a Baked Fajita recipe with you  but this recipe can be prepared by grilling, frying and slow cooker too!

Baked Chicken Fajitas with Chips & Cheese


Ingredients:

3 - boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3-4 bell peppers cut into long strips (the more colors, the prettier the dish)
1 large white onion 
Cut each of the above ingredients into long, thin strips (also called julienned or matchsticks.)
1 pkg. medium flour tortillas 
1 cup of mild* chunky salsa or picante sauce. Any diced tomato-chili type sauce will work.
 
Mix the following seasonings in small bowl - 
  • 2 T. chicken granules or crushed chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. onion powder

Optional toppings when serving: sour cream, jalapeno slices, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes.
*Note - the heat in the dish can be as elevated by altering the heat in the salsa/picante sauce used, as well as topping choices. 
 
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400°F and spray 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
Slice the chicken, peppers, and onions into strips. Combine them in a bowl that will accommodate tossing. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken and vegetables and toss to coat. 
Add 1 cup of salsa and mix well.
Pour the chicken fajita mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F
While the chicken is baking, heat the flour tortillas as directed on the package. Keep the tortillas warm until time to serve. 

We always set everything out on the buffet style - hot tortillas, chicken veggie combo and various optional toppings -  and everyone can build their own fajitas. Enjoy!
Step-by-Step Directions for Baked Chicken Fajitas with Chips & Cheese



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