Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas 4.000

Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post

Sep 6, 2016

Five minutes of prep yields a flavorful dinner with little cleanup, thanks to a sheet pan (or as WaPoFood calls it, a baking sheet) and a handful of ingredients. Tossing the chicken and vegetables with the Basic Red Wine Vinaigrette allows for some extra layers of flavor, although vegetable oil will work fine. Thinning Cashew Cream (see related recipe) with a little water and lemon juice offers a quick alternative to sour cream when there’s no time to run to the store.

Flank steak, pork tenderloin or portobello mushrooms can be substituted for the chicken with no change to the cooking method.


Servings:
4 - 6

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Tested size: 4-6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (no tenderloins), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 green bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Basic Red Wine Vinaigrette or vegetable oil (see related recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 flour tortillas, warmed, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving (may substitute a Cashew Cream mixture; see headnote)

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Toss together the chicken, peppers, onion, garlic, vinaigrette or oil, chili powder and salt in a large mixing bowl until evenly coated. Spread on a large, rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, stirring halfway through cooking.

During the last 5 minutes of baking, wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in the oven until warmed through, or wrap the stack of tortillas in clean, damp paper towels and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

Divide the fajita mixture among warm tortillas; serve warm with sour cream.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from a recipe on the Whole Foods Market website.

Tested by Kristen Hartke.

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