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Chicken Cheddar Fajitas

Chicken Cheddar Fajitas

with Charred Bell Pepper, Lime Crema, and Pickled Jalapeño

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Fajitas are like a good friend—the one who never seems to change or age. Their combination of seared strips of meat, lightly charred veggies, and Tex-Mex-style toppings inside a soft tortilla is as reliable as can be; they’ll always be there for you when you don’t know what to do (about dinner, that is). Our chicken version is just as familiar and comforting as you expect, although we couldn’t help throwing in some pickled jalapeños to keep things interesting.

Tags:Spicy
Allergens:MilkWheat

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Red Bell Pepper

1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit

Jalapeño

1 unit

Lime

2 teaspoon

Southwest Spice Blend

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

12 ounce

Chicken Breasts

6 unit

Flour Tortillas

(ContainsWheat)

½ cup

Cheddar Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Vegetable Oil

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3012 kJ
Calories720 kcal
Fat29 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate57 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein54 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium790 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Small Bowl
Zester
Large Pan
Baking Sheet
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat and Prep
Preheat and Prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Core and seed bell pepper, then thinly slice. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Thinly slice the jalapeño into rounds, removing ribs and seeds for less heat, and place in a small bowl. Zest lime until you have ½ tsp zest, then cut into halves. Cut one half into wedges.

Cook Veggies
Cook Veggies
2

Squeeze juice from lime half into bowl with jalapeño and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and 1 tsp Southwest spice (we sent more). Cook until softened and lightly charred, 4-5 minutes, tossing. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

Make Crema
Make Crema
3

In another small bowl, mix together sour cream, lime zest, and a squeeze of lime juice. Stir in 1 TBSP water; add up to 1 TBSP more water to give crema a drizzly consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Chicken
Cook Chicken
4

Heat a large drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Thinly slice chicken into strips. Season with salt and pepper. Add to pan in a single layer and cook until just browned on surface, 1-2 minutes per side. Toss in veggies and another 1 tsp Southwest spice (you’ll have a little left over). Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 2-3 minutes more.

Bake Tortillas
Bake Tortillas
5

Meanwhile, place tortillas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar. Bake in oven until cheese is just melted, 1-2 minutes. TIP: Don’t let these sit in the oven too long. The tortillas should be soft, not crisp and toasted.

Assemble and Serve
Assemble and Serve
6

Divide chicken mixture between tortillas. Dollop with crema and scatter over jalapeño (to taste). Serve any remaining lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.