30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas

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These 30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy dinner for the grill or for the oven! This recipe can be prepped ahead making it a great option for weeknight meals or easy entertaining!

An overhead image of Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas on a platter with some tortillas and Simply Organic Ancho Chili Powder.

Lately I’ve been dying for Fajitas! It’s like Taco Tuesday but it feels healthier, which I’m totally on board with.

Being that it’s summer and and we want to enjoy the gorgeous weather for the (painfully short) time that it lasts, we really try to use our grill as often as possible.

An overhead shot of one Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas packet on a platter with some grilled limes around it.

So this hankering for Fajitas was really bugging me. It was hot, so I didn’t want to turn on my stove or oven. Skewers are not exactly my favorite thing (I’ll use them once in a while but more than anything I find them to be a bit of a hassle). I suppose I could have grilled bigger pieces of chicken and veggies but that also seemed like a hassle.

And overhead image of two Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas on a platter.

And that’s when it occurred to me to grill them in neat, tidy little foil packets. I try not to toot my own horn (too much!) it really felt like a stroke of genius! J was also pretty excited about the minimal clean up, since he’s a huge contributor to the cleaning of the meals.

An image focusing on one of the packets of Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas.

I wanted a flavorful spice blend to really kick these Fajitas up a notch. Back a few months ago when I went to The Everything Food Conference, one of the brands I met was Simply Organic. They were actually pretty high on my list of brands I wanted to meet since I already use and love their products (my mom introduced me a while ago and I was hooked!).

A hand pickig up a fajita made from Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas.

Simply Organic is a brand of 100% certified organic spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. They offer a huge selection of organic seasonings and give back 1% of sales to support organic growers and the organic community. Not only do they taste great, they’re seasonings that I feel good about using and knowing where they come from.

A platter with a Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas packet on a platter with Simply Organic Ancho Chili Powder on the side.

While at EFC, they gave me a sample of of their Organic Ancho Chili Powder, which they released in May of 2017. It’s made from dried and ground Ancho Chili Peppers and has the most fantastic smokiness with just the right amount of heat!

An image of a plate of spices used to make Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas.

This is a solid 30 minute recipe. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight and can even be prepped ahead. And if you’re not into the whole grilling-in-the-winter thing this can just as easily be baked in the oven (but guys, come on. Grill > oven in most cases).

A close up image of fajitas made from the Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas.

I also think this is also an excellent option for entertaining. I’m a huge believer that cooking and food are one of the best ways to express my love. And as we all know, I’m all about working smarter not harder. This is such an easy recipe to prep ahead and then throw onto the grill while you and your friends enjoy a beverage on the deck (…and now that you know my weekend plans…)!

An image of the fajitas made from Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas with limes holding them up.

Some great recipes to serve alongside your Fajitas include:

30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas

These 30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy dinner for the grill or for the oven! This recipe can be prepped ahead making it a great option for weeknight meals or easy entertaining!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

Yields 4 servings

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Ingredients

    Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or 1/4 if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Simply Organic Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Fajitas:
  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cups bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, sliced thin
  • 1-2 limes, halved
  • Flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium.
  2. Combine all fajita seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix chicken, peppers and onions.
  4. Sprinkle with the fajita seasoning and toss until everything is well coated.
  5. Divide the mixture between 4 large pieces of tinfoil.
  6. Pull the top and bottom of the piece of foil and crimp the edges all around so that it's tightly closed.
  7. Please the packets in a single layer on the grill and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  8. While the packets are cooking, wrap the flour tortillas in foil.
  9. When the 15 minutes is up, place the limes inside-down on the grill and place the tortillas onto the top rack (the indirect heat will warm these).
  10. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and enjoy!
Cuisine: Mexican, Easy, Cinco de Mayo, weeknight | Recipe Type: Dinner, Entree, Cinco de Mayo

Notes

These can also be baked at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

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These 30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy dinner for the grill or for the oven! This healthy recipe can be prepped ahead making it a great option for weeknight meals or easy entertaining! ad @SimplyOrganicFoods
These 30 Minute Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy dinner for the grill or for the oven! This healthy recipe can be prepped ahead making it a great option for weeknight meals or easy entertaining! ad @SimplyOrganicFoods

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Cindy
    July 27, 2017 at 10:59 am What a great easy, quick weeknight meal.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      July 27, 2017 at 11:49 am Thank you Cindy :)
  • Reply
    Dawn
    August 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm I just had fajitas the other night. I want to try these next time!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      August 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm Yum- I love fajitas! Enjoy!
  • Reply
    Madison
    August 22, 2017 at 11:26 am With two kids and being a working mom I'm always looking for plan-ahead meals, I can't wait to give this a try for our next taco night!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      August 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm I hear that loud and clear! It can be so hard to juggle sometimes! Enjoy :)

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