I'm sorry this recipe has been such a long time coming, I've been meaning to write it up for a while, but time has got away with me the last month. Hopefully it's worth the wait :) In the theme of busyness, I'm determined to find more quick and easy recipes that can be thrown together at the end of the working day with as little preparation and washing up as possible. My Easy Oven Baked Fajitas recipe is the perfect place to start.
I actually prefer these to the shop bought kits that are done on the hob, they taste a bit more authentic and you can control the spice levels yourself. I love a traybake! There's something satisfying about throwing everything onto a tray and then leaving it to cook itself, especially when they come out tasting this good. If you want to make them vegetarian then you can substitute tofu, or alternatively can bulk up the fajita mix with some other interesting vegetables. I imagine it would work well with butternut squash and/or cauliflower. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out.
INGREDIENTS - Makes 6 fajitas
1 teaspoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 cloves garlic, sliced
600g chicken breast, cut into small strips
3 peppers, sliced (red, yellow, orange combination)
1 large red onion, cut into chunks (or 2 small)
1 avocado (optional)
Cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
Rocket salad (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 200c fan.
To make the dry fajita mix, combine chilli powder, cumin, oregano, paprika and a teaspoon of salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Chop your chicken, peppers, onion and garlic then place in a single layer onto an oven tray. Stir in a generous glug of olive oil and the dry fajita mixture, and gently toss to combine.
Bake in the oven for approx 25 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
While you're waiting for the fajita mix to cook, smash an avocado and add a pinch of salt and the juice of 1/2 lime as a tasty topping. You can also use this time to grate a mound of cheese to go on top of the fajitas!
Once cooked, remove the tray from the oven, stir in a generous handful of chopped fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime. Serve immediately with warm tortillas and toppings. I love having avocado in the mix but you could easily switch this out with a pico de gallo or some soured cream. I'll also usually add a bit of rocket or lettuce in there too, whichever I've got lying around.
And that's it. I hope it's a useful one for those busy days! As ever, there's room to make this one your own by adding your favourite toppings, or just by having a bowl of salad or tortilla chips and salsa on the side.If you do give this one a try then let me know how it goes, and don't forget to snap a picture and tag me on instagram or twitter. I love seeing people cooking these recipes, and making them their own. Happy cooking.