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Chicken Fajita Made Easy

If you read my last post, you know I came across four easy, light, healthy dinner recipes perfect for summer. The first was Italian Chicken and Veggies. This second recipe has a Mexican flair and can be enhanced with you favorite extras like avocado, sour cream, salsa…whatever you like.

Chicken Fajita Made Easy

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, pounded to even thickness
  • 2 cups sliced red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup sliced sweet onion (or yellow onion)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)IMG_0696

Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F or grill to medium high heat.
  3. Divide the seasoning mixture in half. Place half in the melted butter and stir to combine.
  4. Coat 4 large squares of foil with cooking spray. 
  5. Place two tenders in the middle of the foil and season with remaining spice mixture.
  6. Arrange the peppers, onion, beans and corn on top of the chicken.
  7. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the butter over the chicken and vegetables.
  8. Seal the foil around the chicken and veggies to close completely.
  9. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or the grill for 35 minutes until the chicken is at 165°F.
  10. Carefully open the foil packs and sprinkle the cheddar cheese and return to the grill or oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  11. Sprinkle with toppings and serve with tortillas on the side, if you wish.

Enjoy!

 

 

2 comments on “Chicken Fajita Made Easy

  1. China Babe
    May 29, 2020

    This dish is awesome, Thanks for sharing

    Like

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This entry was posted on May 2, 2019 by in Chicken, Dinner, Mexican Cuisine, One-dish meals, Uncategorized and tagged , , .

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