Who doesn’t love a cheerful and bright fajita for lunch or dinner? These fajitas are super flavorful, and dairy-free too. The beauty of this recipe is that you prep once and get two meals out of it. I like to think of it as meal-prep-lite. If you’re wondering about the lack of cheese, I use nutritional yeast to achieve that umami flavor.
Easy Weeknight Fajitas + Meal Prep
Free from: peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish
Alternatives: Use a pure corn tortilla instead of a flour tortilla if there is a gluten intolerance
Remember to always read the labels to ensure products are safe for you before consuming. Allergens can be present in tortillas or nutritional yeast, for example, so stick to a brand that has an allergen statement and is transparent about their ingredients.
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 chicken breasts
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 bell peppers
2 cups sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup diced green onion
1/2 - 3/4 cup cilantro
lime wedges, hot pepper, nutritional yeast, and avocado for garnish
4 - 6 flour tortillas
Prepare the marinade first. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Slice up 4 chicken breasts and divide them into two glass/plastic containers. Pour half of the marinade into each container and mix it up with the chicken. Refrigerate until ready to cook that day (preferably for at least an hour) and store the other half in the fridge for the next day.
Slice and dice the veggies, cilantro, and garnishes ahead of time and store those in a container in the fridge as well, so they’ll be ready to go when you’re ready to cook.
Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan. Add one container of chicken and half of each of the vegetables. Stir-fry on medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through and lightly browned.
Heat up 4 - 6 flour tortillas in the oven on a baking sheet at 350F for about 5 minutes. Scoop a some chicken into the center of each tortilla and garnish with lots of fresh cilantro, lime juice, hot pepper, avocado, and nutritional yeast (if you want a cheese-like flavor).
Serves 2 per meal