One pan juicy mesquite chicken fajitas with sautéed onions and bell peppers, all wrapped in corn tortillas and served with limes and cilantro.
An easy 30 minute dinner that every one has time for without sacrificing quality and flavor.
Before kids, Mike and I used to love to go out for fajitas and margaritas. We got the exact same fajitas every time too, because they were always SO good. I love when you order fajitas and they come out sizzling and smoking hot. It's all about that experience when you go out, right?
The experience you'll get when making these mesquite chicken fajitas at home is that they are AH-MAZING and seriously so easy.
Everything is cooked in ONE PAN. I know you guys are so excited about this. Less dishes, less mucking about. And you serve it straight from the pan in to some corn tortillas.
When they pan comes out of the oven you'll notice a bit of liquid in the bottom (see above photos) and don't be alarmed. This is good. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, chop it all up and put it back in the pan and the chicken will absorb all the juice and flavor - so amazing.
You are going to LOVE these fajitas!!
(if you are making this for a bigger group then double everything, this feeds 4 comfortably)
1 lb chicken breast
1 small yellow onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/4 c sunflower oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp oregano
Preheat oven to 400
Slice up all the bell peppers and onions
Mix the oil and seasonings together in a bowl
Use half the seasoning to brush on to all sides of the chicken, use the other half to toss the peppers and onions in
Heat a large pan over medium high heat, drizzle a little oil in it and sear both sides of the seasoned chicken breast, set the chicken aside on a plate
Turn the heat down to medium, add the bell peppers and onions and saute for 3-5 minutes (add a pinch of salt on top to help caramelize)
Bring the chicken back to the pan, cover and cook in the oven for 20 minutes
Take the pan out of the oven, cut up the chicken, put it back in the pan and mix with the juice
Serve with corn tortillas, limes and cilantro
(Don't skip the limes, you'll definitely want to squeeze some fresh lime juice on top of these!! Trust me)
Enjoy - Tara