Healthy Baked Chicken Fajita Roll Ups
We love baked chicken fajitas and we 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! This dinner was so simple to prep and was delicious! Husband and kid approved.
Meal prepping has made our weeknights so much less stressful 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, I shorten this step the first time and it did not taste as flavorful. 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, but you can leave this out if you don’t like things too spicy.
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, so simple my kids can do it. Just roll the chicken up around the slices of bell pepper. Easy and done! Once the chicken bakes and you’re ready to eat, the chicken will still remain wrapped around the veggies.
Such an easy dish that takes so little time!
I served this with a side salad or you could serve with cauliflower rice to keep it carb free.
If you are following the 21 day fix nutrition plan, then you will count this as 1 red & 1 green per serving.