Sometimes I worry that my simple dinner recipes are too simple to share? But you know what? Maybe I’m just here to help spark an idea or two and help you to have a quick and easy weeknight meal with your family?
I’m hoping that you agree, and that you get as excited as I do when a delicious dinner comes together in no time, like these Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos.
So here’s the thing. These burritos are basically just everything you love about regular ol’ chicken fajitas except they are wrapped up in a large tortilla and then baked until crisp.
My husband doesn’t understand why fajitas need to be “baked,” while he typically enjoys them on a much smaller tortilla, and eaten the old fashion way. But here’s why I LOVE these baked burritos – everyone gets to eat at the same time.
I have 4 kids, and two of them are too small to make their own fajitas, which means I sit there, assembling the little girl’s fajitas while my husband and older two children (who also sometimes require help), are eating their hot dinner.
I’m sure if you’re a mother you can appreciate the idea of sitting down to a hot meal and actually getting to enjoy the hot meal. I’m reminded of the mother from “The Christmas Story,” who never gets to sit down to eat because someone is always asking her for something. That is so true, and always happens in our house. “Mom, can I get more water please?”
So the main goal here is that everyone can sit down and enjoy a hot and crispy baked burrito. At least until someone else wants a drink of water.
Tip – bring a pitcher of water to the table. Boom.
But seriously, these burritos are awesome and completely delicious. The sweet fajita peppers and onions are combined with a 3 cheese blend and grilled fajita chicken. You can use the precooked chicken strips found in the deli section of your grocery store to make it that much quicker, or just grill up some chicken like I did here.
Serve it with all the usual toppings on the side – sour cream, cilantro, more cheese never hurt, and why not some salsa!
So sit down and enjoy your quick and easy hot dinner!
Don’t forget the limes!
Try these Chicken and Avocado Baked Burritos too!
I always love to pair these burritos with my Quick and Easy Mexican Rice!
You may also like this Chicken Fajita Bubble Up Bake:
…or these Quick Steak Fajitas: