Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita recipe is an explosion of deliciousness.  It's perfect with a side of rice, in a wrap, and the chicken is the perfect topper for your salad. | HostessAtHeart.com
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Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe

Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita recipe is an explosion of deliciousness.  It's perfect with a side of rice, in a wrap, and the chicken is the perfect topper for your salad.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 6
Author The Flavor Bender

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper more if you like it spicy
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander, ground powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar either dark or light

Marinade

  • 2/3 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed about 1 orange
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup oil, canola or vegetable
  • 2 tsp salt, kosher
  • 3 lb chicken thighs I used boneless/skinless
  • 2 onions, sweet I used purple onions
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups portabello mushrooms
  • 2 cups asparagus roughly chopped

Garnishes - optional

  • 1/4 cup Cotija Cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the Fajita seasoning.  Make extra for other recipes down the road!  
  • Mix the Fajita seasoning with all of the marinade ingredients except for the chicken.
  • Pat the chicken pieces dry.  Place them in a dish large enough to immerse the chicken in the marinade.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.  Place chicken skin side up in a single row on a cooking sheet and pour marinade over the chicken.  Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken registers 165°F with a thermometer.  Cover with foil if skin gets to dark.
  • Remove chicken to a dish, cover and allow to rest.
  • Place vegetables on the same pan in remaining marinade.  Bake for 20 minutes or until just al dente, stirring after 10 minutes to redistribute in the marinade.

Notes

Prep time doesn't include marinating time.  The original recipe doesn't include mushrooms or asparagus.  Use the vegetable combination of your choice.
Chicken can also be grilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4010IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 4mg
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