Good Eats NEW Recipe of the Week

Howdy peeps!  I have been thinking about food a lot the past few days. ( What else is new right? ) I have been coming across some really good recipes either posted by my fellow I’m Fit Possible peeps or by simply stumbling upon clean eating blogs.  I decided I was going to start something new here today: Good Eats NEW Recipe of the Week!

I want to pick a new recipe to incorporate into my weekly meal planning and share it on here with you.  This will get me eating outside the box more as I will be searching for new (and maybe a little fun) foods to try.

As I mentioned in my last post, there was a recipe going around on FB for “Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas”.  There was no direct link to the FB post but I was able to Google it and came up with this exact recipe from Real Mom Kitchen.  There are a TON of recipes up on this site!  I will be adding Real Mom to my list of foodies to reference back to for inspiration.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced (I use half a green and half a red)
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Toppings such as cheese, sour cream, and guacamole – if desired

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt
  3. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.
 
Now, I did double everything because this was part of my weekly meal plan for two. And I also dumped it all into a bowl and poured the sauce on top then mixed it together because I am lazy like that… no layering then stir again needed. I baked it for 25 minutes. The onion and pepper were cooked perfectly (not soggy but not crispy). The chicken has stayed juicy and tender too!  Dan topped his with cheese and sour cream. I skipped the toppings. We both liked the flavor – a little kick of heat, not overly spicy. This is gets a thumbs up! 
    Are you a fajita fanatic?
    Do you have a good original recipe that you might want to share with me?
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6 thoughts on “Good Eats NEW Recipe of the Week

  1. Fajitas with lettuce “shells” are my go to on the road when I am travelling for work. I can almost never say no to cheese, but other than that it's really just meat, veggies, guac and salsa. Yummmy!!!

  2. I LOVE fajitas. But I also love mexican food and would probably eat it every day if I could. You should check out skinnytaste.com – it's technically weight watchers recipes, but I've not been dissatisfied with one of them so far. She does a lot of ethnic food, too. Good stuff!

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