Easy Chicken Fajitas – in one pan!



What’s for dinner?  Ugh, that dreaded question.  Even this home cook wants to prepare an easy weeknight dinner that doesn’t keep me in the kitchen after I’m already exhausted from work, the gym, errands…..you know what I’m saying.  In this busy world of fitting way too much into a day we need an easy, one pan meal that cooks for a mere 25 minutes and comes out absolutely delish!!  And to make it even more fantastic, it’s Mexican!  So get out the sombreros and set Pandora to Mariachi music, you’ll have the time with this speedy dinner!  Ole!

Easy Chicken Fajitas - in one pan!
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These delicious and flavorful fajitas come together in a snap in just one pan!
Recipe type: main course, chicken
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1- 1½ pounds of chicken breasts - sliced into thin strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper - sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper - sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper - sliced thin
  • 1 yellow onion - sliced thin
  • 1 cup salsa ( I used an all natural salsa verde)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • corn, wheat or flour tortillas for serving
  • chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In large bowl combine chicken, veggies, salsa, oil and spices.
  3. Toss so that all ingredients are covered with the spices.
  4. Spread chicken mixture evenly onto a sheet pan (cookie sheet) lined with foil.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender.
  6. Serve with tortillas and garnish with sour cream and cilantro if desired.



Try serving them in whole wheat or corn (my favorite) tortillas.  I love them with my easy refried beans and/or Mexican rice for a complete meal.  Or for a fresh twist pair them with my guacamole salsa.











A lime shortage, say it’s not so!!!


limes.weddingWhat is with the ridiculous price of limes?  Well, apparently, there’s a lime shortage in the US.  I’m panicked, it’s my very favorite citrus fruit.  I mean, it has so many uses; fish marinade, vinaigrettes, guacamole, flavoring for water and club soda, squeezed on top of my taco and of course, that sweet elixir of life…the Margarita!!!  I mean, lime juice and tequila is as magical a combination as peanut butter and jelly!

Apparently Mexico, the leading producer of limes to the US, has had some flooding due to winter storms.  They have also had a tree disease.  Both of these events have compromised the lime crops.  So with limited production, the price of limes has risen considerably.  Now, limes are in demand in the US and Mexico and the Mexican drug cartel has been hijacking lime trucks at the border.

So, with Cinco de Mayo just days away we will not only celebrate Mexican heritage but also the fact that, if you’re lucky, you’re drinking a Margarita made with fresh squeezed lime juice, not lemon juice!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI truly do love Margaritas.  But I love the good ones, the natural ones with fresh squeezed lime juice, hold the sugary mix PLEASE!!  The photo above is from my wedding.  After the rehearsal dinner my bridesmaids, my Mom and myself juiced limes for a really long time.  The morning of my wedding I made 40 quarts of homemade Margaritas.  We served them during cocktail hour in the ice sculpted lime bowl shown in the picture.  They definitely got the party started!!

I even decorated with limes at the wedding, hundreds of them.


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