oven baked fajitas

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These oven baked fajitas are so easy and so good. I could eat mexican food all day every day. It’s seriously so amazing!

well, i just found my new favorite (easy) dish!!  mexican food has always been one of my very favorite meals, but its no secret it can be fattening.  this alternative that bakes the fajitas is SOOO GOOD, and much better for you! its also incredibly easy.

i added a few things, and took out a few things, to make it my own.  i love the added cilantro…such a great addition.  i also tossed the chicken in garlic cooking cream.  philadelphia cream cheese makes these new cooking creams, available in all sorts of flavors.  they are really good.  the garlic version has just enough spice where its not overpowering…but really kicks the taste up a notch.  if you don’t want to go out and buy that, adding a little garlic salt would also taste great.

here are some pics of the process, the detailed recipe is below:

oven baked fajitas

i love that this recipe is so easy.  for a quick dinner, this is perfect.  5 minute prep, toss it in the oven, forget about it for 25 minutes, and dinner is served!!  and this was FABULOUS as leftovers.  i have eaten it for three days now.  it really is so so good!

oven baked fajitas

 okay, i’m off to eat this for the fourth time.  i hope you enjoy it as much as i did!

oven baked fajitas

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oven baked fajitas

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked fajitas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 581 kcal
Author: the cooking virgin
such a quick and easy (and delicious) dinner option!! put them in the oven, leave them, take them out, and eat them! enjoy :)
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper seeded and sliced (i used one red, one yellow, and one orange)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic cooking creme Philadelphia Cream cheese OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 flour tortillas warmed to serve
  • sour cream salsa, and shredded cheese for garnish
  • one fresh lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13Ã?9 baking dish.
  3. Mix together tomatoes, peppers, and onions in the dish.
  4. In a small bowl combine the oil, cooking cream, and spices. toss the sliced chicken breast in spice mixture to coat.
  5. combine chicken and vegetables in baking dish.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  7. Serve with warmed tortillas, garnished with your choice of shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream. enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
oven baked fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1004mg 42%
Potassium 653mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 45.6%
Calcium 15%
Iron 29.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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sangy
it looks nice and easy
Denice
This looks sooooo delicious! Will have to try it soon.
Joanne
I make this alot. Good to make ahead of time and freeze for a quick go to. Sometimes I make them into quiesidas or cut recipe in 1/2, cut ingredients into small pieces take out of oven, throw cheese right on top and use as a dip! The guys love it!
Karen
what a fantastic recipe !!!! I am a rookie cook and this so easy to make and wow it was tasty :) This is going in my "tried it, loved it" go-to recipe notebook. Thank you so much for helping the newbie cook make a successful meal XO :) now off to rummage thru your website for more goodies :)
    becky gall hardin
    I'm right there with you as a rookie cook!! this was one of the first recipes that inspired me to try more things in the kitchen! so glad you loved it, thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know <3
Jackie Larson Wieda
i want to freeze this. how would i go about doing that? would i just freeze the chicken or would i freeze everything?
Christa
Wow!!! These turned out perfect!!! I could not find the cooking creme so I just looked up how to make my own cooking creme. Thanks, I am going to put this together for a freezer meal :) :) YUM - O (cooking creme recipe http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-cooking-creme.html#.VAuFLfldV-4).
    Becky Hardin
    I'm so glad you loved it, and I love your cooking creme recipe! That's awesome!
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