Chicken fajita traybake

Chicken fajita traybake

Chicken fajita traybake

An easy and hands-free way to make a tasty chicken fajita mix

time

10 mins

pan

35 mins

fire

188 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

35 mins

fire

188 kcal

Chicken fajita traybake

SERVES

4

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

4

Difficulty

EASY

Main image credit: Chris Terry

Flaming fajita traybake

Satisfying, spicy chicken fajita mix is so easy to make with the traybake method. Simply chuck in all of the ingredients and then it’s hands off until they are ready! Serve in wraps or with rice and black beans.

As a top 10 blog favourite, you can also find this recipe in my first cookery book  The Slimming Foodie.

Chicken fajitas are a staple in my household- I never get tired of them! They are often a Saturday night dinner for us, but equally I don’t like a meal that involves me standing over a pan on a Saturday night (I’d rather be sitting in front of the fire drinking a glass of wine!). That’s why I tried these as a traybake (or sheet pan) style meal- you can prep it all, pop it in the oven and go and sit down while it cooks, what’s not to love?!

 

homemade fajita spice mix

 

 I make up my own seasoning mix because many of the ready made ones have sugar added, which, in my opinion, is completely unecessary! This homemade one is JUST as delicious. It’s a combination of 7 herbs and spices, which you might think is a bit faffy, but it only takes 5 minutes to pull together, and while you are at it you can just make a big batch so it’s ready to go whenever you need it! I usually make enough for about 4 meals, and store it in a jam jar.

 

Recipe to batch make the fajita spice mix

 

If you would like to make a batch of the fajita spice mix here’s what you need:

(To make approximately enough for 4 meals (for 4 people)

2 tablespoons chilli powder

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons garlic granules

2 tablespoons onion granules

1 tablespoon salt

Simply combine all of the ingredients and store in a jam jar or other airtight container

 

How can i make this vegetarian?

Make this dish vegearian by replacing the chicken with butternut squash or sweet potato. You can bulk it out by stirring in some drained canned beans, such as balck bean or pinto beans, 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Chicken fajita traybake Slimming World

You can serve this however you fancy, with wraps, lettuce, salsa, refried beans, black beans, jalapenos, cheese… I’ve got recipes for all of these, or you can buy them if you don’t have the time to make from scratch.

Fancy making your own refried beans? Here’s my refried beans recipe!

This slow-cooker salsa also goes brilliantly.

Do you fancy turning the fajita chicken into a full-on Mexican bake? Then have a look at these ideas:

Mexican layered chicken bake

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Chicken fajita traybake

Servings: 4
An easy and hands-off way to make a tasty chicken fajita mix as a traybake
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10 mins
35 mins

Ingredients

  • Low calorie cooking spray or spray oil if you prefer
  • 2 onions halved and then sliced
  • 3 peppers I use red, orange and yellow de-seeded and cut into strips
  • 3 chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1 batch of my Fajita Spice Mix 1 tsp chilli flakes, 1.5 tsp cumin, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Coriander and lime to serve

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
  • Spray the base of a deep, nonstick baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray and spread the onions, peppers and chicken over in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the fajita spice mix evenly over the top, and give it all a shuffle around to coat in the spices
  • Spray with cooking spray (or spray oil)
  • Pop the baking tray into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, and the peppers and onions are cooked and very slightly charred.
  • Serve with fresh lime wedges and coriander

Notes

If you like a smokier taste, try substituting the chilli flakes for chipotle chilli flakes.
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Sylvia
9 days ago

5 stars
I never thought of doing it this way, it’s so easy! (And tasty)