Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sizzling Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas One thing I love to order at Mexican restaurants are their sizzling fajitas. I don’t know why having the food made fresh to order just makes it feel healthier. I love that you can assemble them how you’d like too! We make these at home all the time and everyone can make them how they like. Here’s how I make them:
  • 4-5 chicken breasts (thawed if frozen)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 bell peppers, any color, diced in strips
  • one onion, diced
  • homemade taco seasoning (chili powder, garlic powder, cumin – a little cayenne if you want it really spicy ;)
  • diced tomatoes
  • salsa
  • homemade guacamole (1-2 avocadoes, mashed with chili powder and salt/pepper to taste)
  • shredded cheese
  • corn or flour tortillas
To get the meat and peppers sizzling at the table, you need to prep the other ingredients first. I like to set the table and then place bowls of finished ingredients on the table as I’m done—grate the cheese, chop tomatoes, pour salsa into a bowl, get out the tortillas, and make the guac. Place it all on the table. Then chop the peppers and onion. Then you’re ready to make the chicken.
When making fajitas I like to use frozen chicken and thaw it for an hour or two before I cook. Then when I slice the chicken, it will be a tiny bit frozen and slices really nicely. You can get great thin strips for the fajitas.
Thaw the chicken, slice it up, throw it in a warmed skilled with the olive oil. Cover and cook, occasionally stirring and rotating the chicken so it cooks on both sides. Once it’s cooked, add the chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin (and cayenne!).Add the diced bell peppers and onions, cooking again until veggies are done.
Bring the sizzling food in a bowl to your table, and be ready to eat your fajitas right away! They are best when the meat and peppers are hot so it slightly melts the cheese.


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