Because I love you all very much, I need for you to know about this recipe I found on Pinterest. It comes from the website: http://www.budgetbytes.com. It is ridiculously tasty and easy to make. It’s simply called “Oven Fajitas”.
I am not a fajitas fan at restaurants, but my husband loves them. I wanted to switch things up in the Mexican food department at my house but it had to be super easy. This sooooo is. It even comes with a recipe to make your own seasoning, which is much more fun to do than buying the seasoning packets at the store.
After all of this blabbing about how good it is, here is the recipe for “Oven Fajitas”:
* 1 TBSP chili powder
* 1/2 TBSP paprika
* 1/2 TSP onion powder
*1/4 TSP garlic powder
*1/4 TSP cumin
*1/8 TSP cayenne pepper
*1 TSP sugar
*1/2 TSP salt
*1/2 TBSP corn starch
*2 small onions
*2 medium green bell peppers
*1 medium red bell peppers
*1 lb. chicken breast (I used chicken tenders)
*2 TBSP Vegetable Oil (I used olive oil because I use olive oil for almost everything)
*1 Medium Lime (I didn’t use this because I didn’t have a lime)
*8 (6-inch) tortillas (or whatever size tortillas you have on hand because that is what I did).
*1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
*1/4 bunch cilantro (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients for the fajita seasoning in a small bowel and set aside.
2. Cut the onion & bell peppers into 1/4 or 1/2 inch wide strips. Place them in a large 9×13 casserole dish. I cut my chicken tenders in half and made them slightly thinner. Add them to the veggies.
3. Sprinkle the seasoning over the meat and vegetables. Drizzle the vegetable (or olive) oil over everything and then use your hands to toss the ingredients until everything is completely coated. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring once half way through (oops… forgot that part… turned out fine). Squeeze the juice from half of the lime over top of the meat & veggies after it comes out of oven.
4. Make your fajita and top the meat with what you would like.
If you want the original recipe with the budget information & exact details without my two cents, please visit the Budget Bytes website: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas/
You will love this recipe. It really is that good. Enjoy!