1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 2)
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 poblano pepper (substitute green bell pepper, if preferred)
2 jalapenos (I used jarred)
1 large or 2 small onions
2 tablespoons taco seasoning; purchase ready-made or make your own (recipe at http://www.theyummylife.com/taco_seasoning_mix)
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-10 flour tortillas
optional garnishes/toppings: cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole, sour cream, salsa
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray or brush large 13×18 sheet pan with oil (or, use 2 smaller pans).
Cut chicken breasts against the grain into 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide strips. (Tip: freezing chicken for 15-30 minutes firms it up for easier cutting.)
Cut bell and poblano peppers into long thin slices, approx. 1/4″ wide.
Cut stem end from jalapenos. Use vegetable peeler to cut out membrane and seeds (or leave them in if more heat is desired). Slice into thin rounds.
Cut ends (poles) off of onions. Cut in half from pole to pole. Cut into thin slices.
Scatter peppers, onions, and chicken on sheet pan. Sprinkle on taco seasoning. Drizzle with olive oil. Use tongs to toss until everything is coated and spread in an even layer. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring half way through.
Wrap tortillas in foil and put in oven with fajita mixture during last 10 minutes of baking time.
Garnish sheet pan with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges. Serve with warm tortillas and optional toppings.
–Assemble the fajita mixture, cover and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.
–Mixture also may be frozen, either in the sheet pan or flattened in a Ziploc freezer bag. To cook frozen mixture, add 10 minutes to cooking time for a total of 40 minutes; leave uncovered the entire time.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION per 1-cup serving of fillng (without tortilla): 259 calories, 13g fat, 344mg sodium, 7.7g carbs, 2.8g fiber, 3.8g sugars, 27.6g protein, Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 4
High in protein, iron, niacin, selenium, Vitamins A, B6 & C.
This is definitely a keeper recipe. K is the only one who didn’t try it, but he also doesn’t like chicken. (I know, right? *shrugs*)