Fajitas are one of the few dishes that you can hear approaching your table when you're out at a restaurant, and let's be honest we all know how excited we get when your food (or what you think is your food) starts to come toward your table at a restaurant. Well since restaurant visits shouldn't be an everyday thing and aren't for most why not make your own at home? Now, this recipe will not sizzle and pop as loudly as the restaurant version but it tastes amazing and does make a little noise when you pull it from the oven. It is also really easy and requires only one pan so minimal dishes afterward. If you are vegetarian this recipe is also easily adaptable, you can use a meat substitute or my preference is to just add more veggies. If taking the veggie route my suggestion is to add 2-3 more bell peppers and use a whole onion. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
What You Need:
- 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 3 Medium Bell Peppers, Sliced
- 1 Jalapeno, Sliced
- 1/2 Medium Onion, Chopped
- 1 Long Sweet Pepper, Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Packet Fajita Seasoning (or make your own)
- 1 Tsp each, Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Powder
- 1 Pack Flour Tortillas
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips or cubes
3. Place chicken and vegetables in a 13"x9" glass baking dish
4. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and contents of the fajita seasoning packet
5. Using your hands or a spoon mix well and create an even layer across the bottom of the pan
6. Place in oven and cook for 25-35 mins or until chicken is cooked through
7. Remove from the oven and scoop into warm tortillas. Serve with your choice of sides (or solo)
*Tip: During the last 5-7 mins of cooking, wrap your tortillas in foil & place in the oven to warm them up.
Brussels sprouts have rapidly become one of my favorite foods, I can eat them in pretty much anything or any preparation. I have recently moved from oven roasting my Brussels to sauteing them with variations of additional ingredients. This experimentation led me to my current favorite version, Spicy Brussels with Bacon. Here's how to make them...
What You Need:
note: You can adjust the cooking time for the brussels based on personal preference for crispiness. For a vegetarian or non-pork preparation sub in 1 tbsp of minced garlic & 1/2 of a small-medium sweet onion for the bacon, Cook the garlic and bacon for approximately 2 minutes before adding the jalapenos and brussels sprouts.