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Chicken Fajitas - Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea

Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

August 18, 2022 Sarah Coggins
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I’m not a big fan of cooking and especially not on weeknight evenings when we are more rushed. Several years ago my husband and I put together a list to refer to when we need inspiration. One of those dinner ideas on the list and in our regular rotation? Chicken Fajitas. With a little help from pre-seasoned, cooked chicken, they are quick and easy to make – perfect for weeknights.

Ingredients

  • Perdue Short Cuts – Grilled Fajita Style
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (Yellow and Orange are delicious too!)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Flour Tortillas

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

Directions

Step 1 Slice your fresh bell pepper and onion into strips. Then cut into smaller pieces.

Chop chicken, red pepper, and onion for cooking.

Step 2 Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat. Once warm, add the fresh vegetables. Cook until soft. Stir occasionally.

Dumping cut fresh onion and red pepper into heated pan with vegetable oil for cooking.

Step 3 Chop the Perdue Short Cuts into smaller pieces, if desired.

Step 4 Add the chicken to the cooked vegetables and mix well. Leave over heat for about 5 minutes (or until chicken has warmed through). Stir occasionally.

Add chopped chicken to pan of cooked peppers and onions.
Stir chicken fajita mixture periodically while warming through.

Step 5 Spoon chicken fajita mixture evenly into 4-5 soft tortillas.

Spoon chicken fajita mixture evenly into soft tortillas for serving.

Step 6 Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and/or salsa if desired. Roll up and serve the chicken fajitas immediately.


For a different twist, make quesadillas instead. Start by pre-heating the oven to 400ºF. Cook the vegetables and chicken as noted above while the oven heats up. Then spoon the vegetable and chicken mixture onto half of a tortilla. Top with shredded cheese. Fold the tortilla. Place onto baking sheet and brush top of each tortilla with vegetable oil. Cook in oven for 5 minutes. Flip, brush the opposite side with oil, and return to oven for another 5 minutes or until browned. Remove your quesadillas, slice into wedges, and serve hot.

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Sarah

Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More

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