How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

Ahh you guys, there is seriously nothing I love more than delicious sizzling chicken fajitas! I could eat them pretty much on any given weeknight, I mean not only are they packed with tons of flavor, but with just a few simple ingredients you can easily make a healthy filling dinner! Being that fajitas are literally one of our favorite go-to meals, I thought it’d be fun to do a little spin on the traditional fajita dish and simply roll the chicken up around the veggies to make one perfect little serving.

My hubby absolutely RAVED about these and has already requested that we add them into our weekly meal rotation. As you know we love to meal prep and these chicken roll-ups make perfect leftovers for lunches or dinner. The chicken is super moist, the peppers are cooked just perfectly inside the roll-ups and the whole dish literally only takes about 30 minutes to throw together (after the chicken has marinated).

I went ahead and purchased thin sliced chicken cutlets just to make life a little easier, but you could of course use regular chicken breasts, slice them in half or into thirds (depending on the size) and pound them out until they are about a 1/4-inch thick. Either way will work just fine!

Then comes the fun part – marinating!! Please do not skip this part to save time, the longer the chicken marinates, the more flavor they will have so this is really important. The marinade is super easy to make and is a basic recipe that I use for all my fajita recipes which includes a little olive oil, lime juice and garlic along with a combination of chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and fresh chopped cilantro.

I also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sauce because I like a little heat with my fajitas, but you can leave this out if you don’t like things too spicy. I promise the flavor will still be there!

Oh and don’t let the fact that this recipe requires chicken being rolled up around veggies be a deterrent to you – this couldn’t be easier. Seriously. Any novice home cook (or even your kiddos) could do this! All you need are toothpicks or some kitchen twine, but I personally find that toothpicks are much easier to use annnd I’m sure you already have those lying around your kitchen somewhere. Just roll the chicken up around the slices of bell pepper and secure both sides with a toothpick.

Easy and done! Once the chicken bakes and you’re ready to eat you can remove the toothpicks and the chicken will still remain wrapped around the veggies.
Such an easy dish that takes so little time!

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes
How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

For the Marinade:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

For the Chicken:

  • 3 chicken breasts or 6 thin sliced chicken cutlets ¼-inch thick
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne (if using) and cilantro. Set aside.
  2. For the chicken breasts, if you purchased pre-sliced chicken cutlets then skip to the next step.
  3. If using chicken breasts, slice them longways into 2 even slices and firmly pound the chicken using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer to an even thickness of about ¼ inch.
  4. Place chicken cutlets into a large resealable freezer bag and pour marinade over top,
  5. making sure they are completely coated.
  6. Allow chicken to marinate for a minimum of one hour to overnight.
  7. Once chicken has marinated, evenly place 6 bell pepper slices in the middle of the chicken cutlet,
  8. roll up and secure with a toothpick.
  9. Repeat this step until all the cutlets have been rolled up and place seam side down in a prepared baking dish.
  10. Brush tops of chicken with remaining marinade and bake,
  11. uncovered, at 375 for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

You can find complete recipes of this Chicken Fajita Roll in eatyourselfskinny.com

HOW TO MAKE GREEK QUINOA BOWLS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE GREEK QUINOA BOWLS | FOOD RECIPES

Loaded with fresh veggies and drizzled in a light homemade dressing, these tasty vegetarian Greek Quinoa Bowls make healthy eating a breeze!

Whenever I ask what recipes you’d like more of, healthy vegetarian eats is always the most popular response. I think it goes without saying that I’m super happy to oblige; that’s what this crazy little blog of mine is all about!

Many of the dishes I create can be paired alongside your favorite protein for those favoring the t-rex lifestyle or combined with even more veggie-centric eats for a vegetarian feast.

Is there something else you’d like to see more of while I’m at it? Let me know in the comments section, by email, or hit me up on social media. I’d love to pick your brain so I can custom fit my recipes to my awesome readers!

We found an amazing Mediterranean restaurant here in Pensacola recently called Hummus, and it’s the most delicious little hole in the wall! Paul and I were seriously swooning with every bite, excitedly planning our next visit before our meal was even halfway finished. A few days later, when I finally plowed through the remnants of the mountain of tabouleh and hummus I brought home, I was left with a bit of a food hangover.

I wanted more, and I didn’t want to leave the house to get it!

HOW TO MAKE GREEK QUINOA BOWLS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE GREEK QUINOA BOWLS | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE GREEK QUINOA BOWLS | FOOD RECIPES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 + 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 TBSP fresh parsley
  • TASTY EXTRAS:
  • Hummus
  • Pita wedges
  • Olives
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. First rinse and drain your quinoa using a mesh strainer or sieve .
  2. Bring a medium saucepan to medium heat and lightly toast the quinoa to remove any excess water. Stir as it toasts for just a few minutes. This step is optional but really adds to the nuttiness and fluff factor of the quinoa!
  3. Next add your water, set burner to high, and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered with the lid slightly ajar, for 12-13 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy and the liquid has been absorbed.

You can find complete recipes of this GREEK QUINOA BOWLS in peasandcrayons.com