Roasted Fajita Chicken with Charred Tomatillo Cream, Butternut and Candied Pepitas
Prep & Cook Time:60+ min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility
is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents
may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for
allergens and nutrition facts.
If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or
consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for
Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a
substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient
sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you
informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient
labels in your meal bag.
Before You Cook
Roast The Vegetables and Prepare The Ingredients
Trim stems off Brussels sprouts and halve vertically (quarter if larger than a ping-pong ball).
Place butternut squash and brussels sprouts on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into squash. Spread into a single layer. Roast in hot oven until tender, 22-25 minutes.
Core tomato, halve lengthwise, and cut into ¼" dice
Make The Candied Pepitas
Place a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Add sugar and 2 Tbsp. water to hot pan and stir until dissolved. Add pepitas and stir constantly until water has evaporated and pepitas are shiny and sticky, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate or cutting board and cool, 5 minutes. When pepitas are cool enough to handle, break into small pieces.
Cook The Chicken
Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with fajita seasoning, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper.
" Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tsp. olive oil and chicken to hot pan and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.
Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet.
Roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 10-12 minutes.
Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Make The Sauce
In the same pan over high heat, add the tomatillos and cook until slightly charred, 2 minutes. add cream and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
Finish The Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping vegetables with candied pepitas and cotija cheese.. Bon appétit!
Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service - order and receive home food delivery weekly.
Choose from 18 fresh recipes featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options, and beyond to meet your cooking needs each week.