Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

with seared bell peppers

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Not a lot of foods have a signature sound, but if you've ever ordered fajitas at a restaurant, you know the sound we're talking about. It's the wild jungle-cat sizzling sound the platter makes when it arrives from the kitchen. Sure, it's pure restaurant theatrics, but dang it all if it doesn't get us every time. Capture some of that magic in your own kitchen with these fajitas, made with gently spiced chicken breast served on a bed of fresh bell peppers and onion. Pass the warm tortillas around and bask in the ovation for pulling off such a tasty culinary feat.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Info
    6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Sour Cream
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    828
  • Carbohydrates
    71g
  • Fat
    33g
  • Protein
    54g
  • Sodium
    1609mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Medium Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Marinate the Chicken
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    Marinate the Chicken

    Pat chicken breasts dry. Slice across width into ¼" strips. Place chicken in a mixing bowl along with half the taco seasoning (reserve remaining for vegetables), 1 tsp. olive oil, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Mix to coat chicken. Marinate at least 10 minutes. While chicken marinates, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    On a separate cutting board, mince cilantro (no need to stem). Stem, seed, and slice red and yellow bell peppers into ¼" strips. Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Chicken
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    Cook the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add marinated chicken to hot pan and cook undisturbed until lightly charred, 3-4 minutes. Then stir occasionally until browned all over and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 4-5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Vegetables
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    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add bell peppers and onion to hot pan and cook undisturbed until lightly charred, 2-3 minutes. Then stir occasionally until caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Remove from burner. Season with remaining taco seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Fajitas
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    Finish the Fajitas

    Return pan with vegetables to medium-high heat and stir in chicken. Cook until chicken is warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Place a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add tortillas to dry, hot pan and toast until warmed through, 15-30 seconds per side. Wrap warmed tortillas in foil to keep warm. Serve family-style, garnishing with cheese, sour cream, and reserved cilantro. Bon appétit!