For those times when you want fajitas but don’t want to stand in front of the stove, this recipe from Budget Bytes is for you! You mix your fajita ingredients, a blend of spices, and a bit of oil in a baking dish. When it comes out of the oven, you give it a spritz of fresh lime juice. It’s just like something you might get at your favorite Mexican restaurant.
The recipe is incredibly flexible; if you would like to make a vegetarian meal, just leave out the chicken. I don’t like peppers, so I used a mix of 1 lb. chicken, 1 large onion, 1 large zucchini, and an 8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms. I might even throw in some tomatoes next time.
The key to the flavor is the blend of spices including chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. I used an extra dash of cayenne so the mixture had some heat. I served it on a whole grain tortilla with cheese, which cooled things down a bit. This made lunches for the week, but would also be a good dish to serve for your next fiesta!
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Cooking them in the oven is a great idea and I really like your veggie choices. I bet you could cook them in a crock pot when its hot out so you don’t heat up your whole house.