Ancho-Honey Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Vegetables & Avocado

Ancho-Honey Chicken Fajitas

with Roasted Vegetables & Avocado

35 MIN
+$2.99/serving 4 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

    Get ready for fajita night! With tender bites of smoky-sweet chicken, roasted peppers and onion, cooling avocado, and more, you’re sure to find combinations that everyone will enjoy. A bright topping of sweet carrots tossed with honey, lime juice, and spicy pickled jalapeño adds contrasting texture and elevates the dish’s classic flavors.

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    • Nutrition
    • Calories
      590 Cals (est.)
    Ancho-Honey Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Vegetables & Avocado
    • 18 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
    • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
    • 1 Avocado
    • 1 Yellow Onion
    • 8 Flour Tortillas
    • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
    • 1 Tbsp Ancho Chile Paste
    • 6 oz Carrots
    • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
    • ½ cup Sour Cream
    • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
    • 2 tsps Honey
    • 4 oz Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots and grate on the large side of a box grater. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice lengthwise. Halve and pit the avocado. Using a spoon, remove the avocado from the skin, then thinly slice. Transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper; top with half the vinegar. Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling.

    2 Marinate the carrots

    In a medium bowl, combine the grated carrots, remaining vinegar, half the honey (kneading the packet before opening), and as much of the chopped jalapeño pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Marinate the carrots
    Make the cheesy vegetables
    3 Make the cheesy vegetables

    Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Place the sliced onion and sliced sweet peppers on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 8 to 10 minutes, or until slightly softened. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Evenly top with the cheese. Return to the oven and roast 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

    4 Warm the tortillas

    Meanwhile, if you prefer to use a microwave, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel; microwave on high 1 minute, or until heated through. If you prefer to use the oven, wrap the tortillas in foil and place directly onto an oven rack; warm 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap.

    Warm the tortillas
    Cook the shrimp & serve your dish
    5 Cook the shrimp & serve your dish

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails if desired); season with salt and pepper. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Add the chile paste, remaining honey, and 2 tablespoons of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are coated, opaque, and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Season the sour cream with salt and pepper. Serve the warmed tortillas with the cooked shrimp, cheesy vegetables, seasoned avocado, marinated carrots, and seasoned sour cream. Enjoy!

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