Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dinner for two: Chicken Fajita Bake!

John and I have been kicking some serious butt meal planning and making dinners at home... 
Dare I say we are getting into a rhythm?!

Don't get me wrong, we aren't eating four course meals... but one course (or two, if you count our apres dinner Ben & Jerry's... mmm, half baked!!) is good enough for us beginners!

This chicken fajita bake is so simple and wonderfully tasty - it will be a definite go-to in the future!


Begin by placing two chicken breasts in a baking dish with a non-stick spray.


Sprinkle taco/fajita seasoning on top of the chicken breasts.


Top with peppers... and lots of 'em!!


Drizzle with olive oil.


And now for the best part... top with shredded cheese!


Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, or until the chicken is cooked through.  
And don't freak out... it may look a little crispy, but it is just the cheese mixed with the taco seasoning (can you tell that I had to convince John that it wasn't burned...?).


After baking, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. 
Serve with rice and any other fajita toppings that you enjoy!


This recipe is the perfect "for two" dinner... you aren't left with large amounts of left overs and nothing will go to waste! Sounds like a win to me :)

26 comments :

  1. How funny - i did an enchilada bake on my blog today! I love the look of this - really simple and tasty - now if only I could get my beloved to eat peppers!

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  2. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM this looks delish! And congrats on cooking more at home :)

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  3. This sounds so yummy and easy! I love meals that you can throw together in one pot and do other things while it's cooking!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. This is my kind of dinner!! YUM! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  5. This is one of my favorite meals to make - I'll have to try your recipe!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. This looks so good- I'm always looking for new ways to bake chicken and this one definitely would not be lacking flavor!

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  7. Looks delicious! Chris loves chicken fajitas so I'll have to make this for him. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you have a lovely day!! :-)

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  8. That sounds super easy. I have so fallen off the band wagon with cooking and meal planning, I wish that I was doing better!! Way to go!

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  9. Yes, I am making this over the weekend, thank you!!!!

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  10. This looks perfect! Anything mexican like always wins and we're always looking for something that doesn't leave too many left overs!

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  11. Oooh yum, this looks amazing!! Definitely the perfect weeknight meal!

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  12. This looks really good! My husband loves cooking chicken!

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  13. Looks delicious! I will definitely make this with the addition of onions!

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  14. Oh wow this looks delicious!!! And perfect for 2 people!

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  15. this looks so good and easy to make...the best combo! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. THANK YOU for these step-by-step instructions with pictures. I hate those recipes that are all words with only a picture of the final dish. I need to know if I'm doing it right the whole time! This recipe sounds (and looks!) so simple and yum!

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  17. Those are some mighty large chicken breasts! Haha This sounds so delicious and definitely something we would all eat!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    P.S. Please tell me that's a new baking dish...or tell me your secret for keeping it so clean!!!

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  18. This looks totally yummy...a great weeknight meal! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow this looks tasty!! Adding to my to-make list!!

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  20. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing another great dinner option.

    Happy Wednesday :)
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

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  21. yum! looks so amazing- thanks for sharing. :)

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  22. I've made fajita bakes before and they always turn out delicious! Love this version -- making it soon!
    xo Southern Style

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  23. This is my kind of meal, easy and delicious! Xo, Stephanie

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