Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
12 flour tortillas

optional toppings:
sour cream


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Place chicken strips into a greased 9×13 baking dish.  In a small bowl combine vegetable oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt; drizzle over the chicken and stir to coat.  Stir in the canned tomatoes, onions, and peppers.  Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are tender.  Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.

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Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

Ninety-five percent of the meals prepared in my kitchen include chicken, whether it be chicken breasts, strips, cubes, or shredded.  For some reason, a meal with chicken gets my taste buds dancing quicker than one with beef, pork, or fish, which by the way has zero appeal.  However, this Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin recipe from Sprinkle Joy looked delicious with the added bonus of only requiring six ingredients, three of which most of us already keep stocked in our cabinets, so I decided to stop being a chicken and try the recipe.  After searching high and low in our local grocery store for Cajun seasoning without any success,  I had to improvise with spices from my kitchen cabinet to create a homemade Cajun seasoning (recipe below).  Between the Cajun seasoning and burning my fingers on the hot pot after removing it from the oven, this recipe definitely did not go off without a hitch (ended in tears) but in the end my taste buds were party rockin’ and next time I will be prepared with my leftover Cajun seasoning and pot holders!


4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water

Cajun seasoning substitute I used about 4 tsp of this mixture:
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  In an oven-safe pot, heat butter and honey over medium heat until melted.  Sprinkle pork tenderloin with Cajun seasoning and black pepper; brown each side about 5 minutes, lowering heat if the honey begins to burn.  Place the pot in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the pork tenderloin.  Remove the pot from the oven and transfer the pork tenderloin to a plate; cover with foil.  Add water to the pot (remember to be careful this pot is extremely hot) and stir over medium heat; simmering about 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced.  Slice pork diagonally and drizzle with sauce.

**Recipe Source:  Sprinkle Joy**