Sometimes you want to make fajitas on a super hot skillet (like they do in restaurants), but don’t necessarily want to smoke up your kitchen!
Well, now you can use your oven and have a tasty meal without all the extra fuss.
Plus, it’s a perfect low-carb dinner for the 17 Day Diet.
A blog reader and fellow C1 17 Day Challenge Participant posted a really easy and delicious Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe on my Facebook page and decided to share it with you!
With her permission, I’m posting her version of the recipe she found online at the Getting Healthy-Staying Healthy site (note: I was unable to find the original recipe online to give credit to).
This is a perfect meal for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet. For Cycle 2, use beef as an alternative protein.
Here is blog reader, Karen R.’s version along with her photo of the finished dish!
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas for the 17 Day Diet
Baked Fajitas - no mess and super easy to make!
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
- In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
- Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
- Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
- Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
Approved all cycles
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Help me! I found a wonderful Turkey sausage recipe that used applesauce and lots of good spices, I bought the stuff to make them but can’t find the recipe I know it was on one of these 17dd sites. Is there a way to save recipes on this site? Please tell me where I can find this recipe! I’m trying to get my hubby on board and this might help!
Genny, I’m sorry, but I don’t have a turkey sausage recipe on this site (I do have one in a recipe book for sale, but it doesn’t use applesauce). Sorry and good luck!
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
By Monica 8-12 patties
This is a delicious, lean, high-protein alternative to store-bought sausage. It makes a great breakfast sandwich. Or, add crumbled sausage to scrambled eggs, breakfast casseroles and breakfast burritos.
• 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit or reduce for less spicy sausage)
• 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
• 1/4 teaspoon coriander
• 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 pound ground turkey
• 2 teaspoons canola or olive oil
In large bowl, mix applesauce, salt, pepper, cayenne, sage, red pepper flakes, coriander, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add ground turkey; using a light touch, mix until well combined. Use approx. 1/4 cup mixture to form each patty. (Use more to form larger patties if you want them to be the size of an English muffin.) Heat canola oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey patties; when browned, flip over and brown other side. Leaving patties in skillet, let juices that are released cook down and brown in pan. Add 2-3 tablespoons water to skillet to dissolve brown bits; as browned liquid cooks down, flip patties so they are coated in the brown liquid as they continue to cook. Remove and eat right away or freeze.
TO FREEZE the cooked patties: let cool, place it in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. Transfer frozen patties to plastic bag. To thaw 1-2 patties, place on small plate & microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, flip patties and repeat for 30 seconds more, or until heated through.
NUTRITIONAL INFO for 1 sausage patty (12 patties per batch): 64 calories, 3.4g fat, 223.3mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0 fiber, 7.4g protein
WEIGHT WATCHERS PointsPlus: 2 points per sausage patty
Genny – check out this site
Mel, thanks for posting the link. The pics look awesome!
I went a few steps further and added a little fat free cream cheese and sautéed onion and garlic and a little parmesan to the cooked crumbled homemade turkey sausage and made stuffed Portobello mushrooms. This was a lifesaver…along with the chicken stir fry. Not sure I could have stuck with it without them. Lost 12lbs in 17 days.
Tracy, this sounds so yummy! Thanks for posting!