I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oven Baked Fajitas

I never put fajitas or tacos on the dinner menu because they always take so much time and so many ingredients, that it's just not worth it for me.  When I stumbled across this recipe, I knew I had to try it.  Fajitas in the oven?  Genius!  They are awesome.  So easy to prepare, quick, and tasty!  We served them with some guac and sour cream and it was  totally effortless.  I used frozen peppers instead of fresh, to save time and money.

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced (I use 1/3 of a bag of frozen pepper strips)
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Toppings such as cheese, sour cream, and guacamole – if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt
  3. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.

original recipe found here


Intisar said...

I made these Sunday night. They were great, even though I didn't have the Rotel. Super simple, quick and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

These came out delicious! And so easy for a quick weeknight dinner. I added sliced baby bella mushrooms since I'm a huge fungus fan. Big hit!!

Peggy said...

These came out delicious and super easy! Great weeknight dinner. I added sliced baby bella mushrooms since I'm a big fungus fan. Definitely going into the rotation.

Noel Nelson said...

Such an easy to cook recipe!Fajitas baked in the oven are awesome as they are not only easy to prepare but also quick and tasty.