Travel south of the border in less than a half hour with this at-home Mexican supper.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Arrange chicken on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; rub with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Broil, without turning, until chicken is opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.

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  • On another rimmed baking sheet lined with foil, toss peppers, onion, garlic, and remaining tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Broil, tossing occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender and slightly charred, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, thinly slice chicken crosswise. Stack and wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel; microwave on high until warm, about 1 minute. Transfer chicken and pepper mixture to a platter, and serve with tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, and lime wedges.

Reviews (17)

144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
06/01/2013
Perfect. Everyone in the house, including Daniel the tutor, loved this dish. I would not change a thing. Thank you for making me look so clever.
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03/27/2013
Easy, fast, quick clean up and good!! Even my kids who don't like "mexican" enjoyed this.!! =)
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10/10/2011
Great recipe on its own, but I caramelized some onions to go with it, and it was divine!
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09/14/2011
This recipe is FANTASTIC! So easy to prepare and tastes great. I used chipotle chili powder as it was what I had on hand, and it was very tasty. I have the feeling this recipe will get a lot of use:-)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
Awesome!!!
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02/25/2011
So delicious, and quick and easy to make. This one is a keeper!
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04/24/2010
I broil with parchment paper all the time and have no problems. I try not to let it hang over the edge. As for the Aluminum foil, I don't use it either - there is always an alternative to suit your needs/concerns.
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02/19/2010
this is an awesome chicken fajita recipe. i've made it several times, my family loves it and say that it's better than our local mexican restaurant's version. i highly recommend it!
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03/12/2009
Nutritional Info would be nice. I am more concerned about not knowing that than the issue with using aluminum foil.
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03/12/2009
SarahAA--I understand your enviro-friendly position. However, Everyday Food seems mainly concerned with getting a decent home cooked meal on the table in a relatively short amount of time, and then having the cook out of the kitchen with minimum clean-up. Hence, the recommendation for foil. One can easily opt to not use foil--as JerrieHester mentions--and perhaps the cleaning will be a bit more messy, if you don't soak the pan. The magazine more suited to your concerns is probably Body Soul.
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03/12/2009
Another way to do this and not use foil or parchment is in a frying pan. Sliced
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03/12/2009
I wonder if parchemnt paper can handle the higher temps of being under a broiler I don't think I have ever seen it used at that high temp and I know I don't want to use my silpoad for that as well. A broiler pan would do just find just have to clean it up afterwards.
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03/12/2009
Why don't the editors of this website promote more environmentally conscious materials? Use parchment paper or a silpat instead of aluminum foil. The foil takes a huge amount of energy and pollution to create, you use it for 10 minutes then throw it in the garbage where it is to remain in a landfill for all eternity.
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05/06/2008
I can't believe how easy...and how yummy...these fajitas are! My not-so-adventerous elementary-aged daughters loved them! Since the baking sheets are lined with foil, the clean-up is a snap, as well! To make this dish even easier and quicker, I suggest prepping the veggies the night before.
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03/22/2008
Great recipe. Easy to double or triple for parties! In a pinch you can use frozen peppers !
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03/22/2008
Great recipe. Easy to double or triple for parties! In a pinch you can use frozen peppers !
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03/04/2008
Wonderful! The whole family enjoyed this one. Will be making it again soon.