New twist on Fajitas… and a copycat salsa

I absolutely LOVE Mexican food, and whenever we go out, I’m usually craving some chicken fajitas.  That enticingly smokey aroma that wafts through the whole restaurant as the waiter carries out your sizzling platter of delisciousness…. *drools*.  When I found this recipe, I’ll admit I was skeptical… fajitas cooked in the oven?  Hmmm, it didn’t seem like it’d have that great of flavors.  Whew, was I ever wrong!  These oven baked chicken fajitas were ahhhh-mazing and ridiculously simple!  You’ll find the original recipe here:

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas/

And for me, no Mexican meal is complete without a great condiment to go with it.  I’m sure you’ve all heard of, and drool over, Chipotle restaurants’ salsas.  My personal favorite is definitely the corn salsa… sweet and spicy, flavors galore… it’s perfect.  Except, sometimes… it’s not.  Sometimes they make it sooooo spicy that I can barely eat my food.  Those are sad, sad times.  Well, no more will I, or you, have to deal with such a travesty… make your own!  This recipe takes it one better by adding some diced avocado to the mix.  Oh man, it’s GOOD!  Now, if you don’t care for avocado, then just omit that part and you’ll still have a great salsa!!  The original recipe is here:

http://damndelicious.net/2013/03/04/avocado-corn-salsa/

I’ll start you off with the fajitas first… slice up your veggies, and slice your chicken into similar sized strips.

I love how pretty fresh veggies look!

I love how pretty fresh veggies look!

Toss your veggies and chicken into a 9×13″ pan, sprinkle with your spice mixture, drizzle with vegetable oil and toss to combine everything really well.  Don’t use a kitchen utensil for this one, use your best 2 tools you have… your hands 🙂  Go on, get messy, it’s fun and does the job quickly 😉

There ya go!

There ya go!

Now just put them in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, stirring once halfway through.  While that’s cooking, you can get started on your salsa!

Gather your ingredients

Gather your ingredients

Get to choppin’!  Just be careful… if you’re a klutz like me and you get a little too zealous with your chopping, you may chop your thumb :/

Stir to combine and you’ve got a great salsa!

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Ding!!  Your fajitas are finished!

*drools*

*drools*

Top with your favorite condiments and your salsa 🙂

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet corn salsa with a spicy jalapeno kick, topped with cool, buttery avocado... it's the perfect salsa!

Fresh Salsa made with Corn and Avocado

Sweet and spicy flavors come together and are heightened by buttery avocado in this salsa!
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Servings: 4 -6 servings
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can canned sweet corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir. Serve and enjoy!
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Chicken Fajitas (Oven Baked)

Full of AMAZING flavor, yet so simple to make!
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Servings: 4 servings
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 small yellow onion sliced
  • 1 medium green bell peppers sliced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 8 6- inch flour tortillas
  • sour cream optional
  • fresh cilantro chopped optional
  • SEASONING
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients for the fajita seasoning in a bowl
  • and set aside.
  • Cut the onion and bell peppers into strips. Place them in a large 13x9 baking dish. Slice the
  • chicken breast into thin strips and add it to the baking dish with the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over the meat and vegetables. Drizzle the vegetable oil over
  • everything and then use your hands to toss the ingredients until they are well coated. Bake
  • for 35-40 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  • Squeeze the juice from half of the lime over top of the baking dish once it's baked.
  • Place some meat and vegetables in the middle of a flour tortilla, top with your favorite fajita
  • toppings and enjoy!
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32 comments on “New twist on Fajitas… and a copycat salsa”

  1. I LOVE corn and avocado salsa!!! That would taste absolutely delicious with tortilla chips!!! 🙂

  2. We love Mexican! Awesome recipe!

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  4. Yay! I love anything with corn. This looks so good to me. 🙂

  5. Perfect to cook them in the oven! And I love anything with avocado, this looks so good!

  6. How cool is that – I will definitely try that one out for our next fajitas!

  7. Reblogged this on What's for dinner, Doc? and commented:
    Found Treasure from Amanda @My Adventures in Dinner Time. Here’s a great weeknight healthy dinner idea. You can pop the fajitas in the oven and get a workout in while it cooks.

  8. Great healthy weeknight recipe. I’m re-blogging your post under my Found Treasures where my patients can find yummy healthy recipes. Thank you, Tracey

  9. Well, now I want Mexican food! The addition of corn salsa and avocado in fajitas is unusual, but I love the unusual. Surprise me anytime, I’m all for it! 😀 So delish, Amanda!

  10. Oh my, these look so so soooooo good! And that salsa… I’m drooling here! Stopping by from Fiesta Friday, and so glad I did! This is on my list!

  11. This looks delicious. I’m one of those people who doesn’t care for avocado, but I’m always willing to try it both ways before I make up my mind. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  12. I like variations to any dish, and your oven fajitas definitely look amazing! The freshness of the avocado and corn salsa is definitely a wonderful topping – I can just taste all those flavors in my mouth. Thanks for bringing this to FF, and I welcome you to the party!

  13. Chicken fajitas in the oven? Brilliant! Thanks for bringing these along to the Fiesta Friday gathering…especially with that delicious avocado and corn salsa! This looks like the perfect meal. 😛

  14. This looks delicious! I love that they are done in the oven. I dislike the splatter you get when cooking it on the stove top.

  15. mmmm Chipotle’s corn salsa!

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