Recently I have started baking my fajitas rather than cooking them on the stove. This works so much easier for me when I have small children running around and can’t always baby-sit and stir a pan on the stove. We might even like the end result a little more than when I cook them on the stove. If I’m serving meat eaters and vegetarians I will add extra veggies (like zucchini, squash and/ or tomatoes) and cook the veggies in a separate dish from the meat. I usually have to use two 13 x 9 pans when cooking these so that I don’t overcrowd things.

To make this #dinnerdoneby9am I cut and slice the veggies and slice and season the chicken in the morning, refrigerate all day and bake just prior to serving.

-4 Tbsp olive oil
-2 Tbsp chili powder
-1 Tbsp paprika
-2 tsp cumin
-1 Tbsp sugar or honey
-2 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1/4 tsp cayenne
-6 cloves garlic, minced
-3-4 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
-1 onion, sliced
-1 pack mushrooms, sliced
-2 colored bell peppers
-zest and juice of 2 limes
-1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
-desired fajita fixings; tortillas, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, hot sauce etc.

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil through minced garlic. Toss with the chicken through bell peppers. Spread the veggie/ meat mixture into two greased baking dishes or sheet pans. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Put under the broiler for 5-10 minutes to give it a good browning/ char. Stir in lime juice, zest and cilantro and serve.