Chicken Fajitas

2.15.2012

We're heading off to Texas to visit family soon so naturally I have Tex-Mex on the brain.  It's pretty much all we eat while we're there.  (Well, that and BBQ of course.)  These chicken fajitas are quick and easy to make for dinner any day of the week and they're pretty healthy, too!  This recipe makes enough for about 6 good-sized tacos but it's also easy to double-up for a big group dinner.  Hope y'all enjoy 'em!

What You Need:
2 large chicken breasts
1 medium onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil, plus a little extra
1.5 tsp. cumin
1.5 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder*
1/2 tsp. garlic powder*
1/4 - 1/2 c. water
Flour or corn tortillas (I use flour for fajitas, corn for enchiladas)

What To Do:
1. Pour olive oil into large Ziploc bag and add in all the spices.
2. Slice the chicken breasts and add them to the seasonings bag.  Swish it around to fully coat the chicken, seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. While the chicken is chillin' in the fridge, chop up the onion and bell peppers.  Sautee in olive oil until the onions start to become translucent.
4. Add the chicken from the bag (without the additional oil from the bag) and let the chicken cook for a couple minutes.
5. Add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and cook until the juices evaporate.
6. Warm up the tortillas either directly over the fire (if using a gas-top stove) or in a skillet or frying pan.  Prepare tacos and garnish with whatever you like - guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc.  Make 'em your own and chow down Texas-style!!



*When I made these recently, I didn't have onion or garlic powder so I used Cajun seasoning.  Turned out just as delish so feel free to improvise!

14 Comments:

  1. i LOVE fajitas and for some reason i always forget about them. i should whip these up this week. so easy too!

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  2. Yum....love the plate too. It's perfect! :)

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  3. YUM! This sounds so good right now... might need to go have Mexican for lunch! ;)

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  4. yum. mexican food is my favorite. i would eat it every meal if my hubby would let me.

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  5. mmmm i just had some guac and chips! these look so tasty tho :) xo

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  6. Have a safe trip and WELCOME HOME!

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  7. I ate tex mex everyday for the past two weeks straight! I was on a big kick,apparently

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  8. Looks fabulous, p0lus I love the dish.

    And yes, i agree with your comments about Madonna. She was still great, but dancing a bit older:)

    Have a fun and safe trip!

    *Erin

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  9. YUM. I went on a huge Mexican binge for the longest time (we'd have Mexican Monday and Taco Thursday) until I wore myself out. Completely overdid it and had to have a break. Just starting to come back around now so these might be necessary to try out!

    Enjoy your time back home!

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  10. One of my favorite meals, I'll def have to try your recipe!

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  11. Those look so tasty! Now I am hungry... and I just had dinner a half hour ago! XO brynn

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  12. I'm definitely pinning this on my Pinterest! This looks so good. =)

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