Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Oven Chicken Fajitas

I spent the past weekend with my cousin Emily and her two boys visiting from Texas. Emily and I have grown up together and we are only 8 months apart- and now her son Charlie (Charles) and my daughter Charlie (Charlotte) are only 10 months apart. It was fun to catch up since Emily is married to an officer in the army and has been in Germany for two years. I also got to meet her newest little one, Henry. He is the cutest little chunk! I love the kind of friends that even if you haven't seen each other in a while, when you get back together it is like you were never apart.

I realize it is summer and I could easily grill some peppers and chicken for this recipe, or make a quick stirfry, but I didn't want to be standing over a grill or a stove... I wanted to throw something in the oven, play with my daughter and come back a half hour later and dinner is ready. Easy as chopping and throwing everything in a pan!

This recipe is a little spicy, so if you don't want the heat either omit the jalapeno, seed it, or reduce the cayenne pepper. It's pepper season in Michigan so grab those seasonal veggies out of your garden or at the local farmer's market and enjoy!

Oven Chicken Fajitas

- 1 lb Chicken (about 2 breasts), cut into thin strips and then in half
- 3 Bell Peppers, cut into thin strips
- 1 Sweet Onion, cut into thin strips
- 1 Jalapeno, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Arrowroot Powder
- 1 Lime
- Cilantro (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

1. Add all of the spices and arrowroot powder to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Whisk.

2. Add the vegetables, chicken, and oil. Mix with your hands until everything is coated evenly. 

3. Cut the lime in half and squeeze half over the dish. Nestle the other half in with the vegetables.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes stirring once half way through. When you pull the dish out of the oven, squeeze the other half of the lime over the mixture and toss. Sprinkle with cilantro (optional).

Serve immediately with whatever fixing you normally would have- or eat it plain with some guacamole like I did. :)

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g15 %
Saturated Fat 1 g5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 120 mg40 %
Sodium 1082 mg45 %
Potassium 265 mg8 %
Total Carbohydrate 11 g4 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g13 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 48 g95 %
Vitamin A47 %
Vitamin C118 %
Calcium5 %
Iron6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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