Food Hack: Oven Fajitas

Updated: Apr 22, 2018

We all love a good fajita Friday, but sometimes they can be a bit of a faff to prepare, cook and then construct! Well, @hungry_crossfitter has come up with a great food hack for #TeamLowden, to make fajitas Friday's a little bit easier. Great as a lunch meal prep alternative, as well as a tasty Friday evening family meal.







Here’s the recipe:

I like this #recipe as I can quickly #mealprep it all into one dish, and pop in the oven while I do housework, or usually a home workout (which is usually some form of burpee combination from Lowden Coaching!). It frees up standing at the hob for 15-20 minutes, and the mess of building up traditional fajitas.




In the photographs I have used a meat replacement for the chicken recipe below. If you're looking for a vegetarian fajita recipe, then simply swap out like for like weight of chicken for Quorn pieces.


Overview

  • Makes: 4

  • Prep: 5 minutes

  • Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g chicken breasts (two large)

  • 2 peppers

  • 1 large red onion

  • 2 cartons of chopped tomatoes

  • 3 tbsp of cajun or fajita spices (more if you like it hotter!)

  • Four large handfuls of spinach

  • Salt and pepper

  • Grated cheese (optional)

Equipment

  • Tablespoon measure

  • Chopping boards (one for vegetables, one for meat)

  • Chopping knives

  • Large spoon

  • Large ovenproof dish (you can use a roasting tin if that's easier!)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180oC

  • Slice your pepper and onion into strips

  • Dice your chicken into 1 cm slices and place into the oven dish along with the pepper and onion strips.

  • Sprinkle over the spices, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Pour over the two cartons of chopped tomatoes.

  • Give it a good old mix to coat the chicken and vegetables with the spices.

  • Let it to marinade for 5 minutes, while the oven finishes getting to temperature.

  • Cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

  • Remove, and add the spinach; fold the spinach into the mixture so it is completed coated with the tomato spices

  • Place back in the oven for 5 minutes.

  • Remove and enjoy!


Meal prep into 4

  • Eat one portion

  • Refrigerate one portion (use within 2 days)

  • Freeze two portions - defrost before reheating thoroughly

You now have a tasty fajita base that you can pair with some grated cheese and a tortilla wrap. Get a little bit creative and pair with rice, or a carbohydrate of your choice, as a #lunchbox alternative. If you like our recipes, then you may want tailored nutrition advice, so please get in touch for a free consultation with us at Team Lowden today.