Having lived 30 years of my life in Los Angeles, I could have the best Mexican food, anytime anywhere, so fresh and delicious. Now that I live in Maine, it just isn’t the same, the flavors that I love just don’t come through. But now I can have tacos, fajitas, burritos anytime! This is the best chicken fajita recipe. The chicken marinates and has amazing flavors as it is grilled~ you know when you are in a Mexican restaurant and they come running out of the kitchen with an iron skillet full of veggies and chicken and everybody says,” OOOHHHHH WOW….” This is what you will say when you bite into this amazing fajita, oh yeah! OLE!!
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 bell peppers sliced
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 8-12 flour tortillas ( I used corn tortillas, use whatever you like best)
- Sliced avocado or guacamole
- Slice chicken breasts, do not pound. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together, add chicken, mix well, cover and let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Take the chicken out of the marinade and wipe off the marinade.
- Sprinkle Salt over chicken.
- Turn your stove up to high, place a cast iron frying pan on the high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of canola oil to the pan.
- When your oil starts to smoke add the chicken breast in the pan. My kitchen became extremely SMOKEY!! Next time, I will make these fajitas on my outside grill to avoid a smoke filled house.Open your windows!! Cook chicken for a couple minutes or until brown. When it is seared, turn over your chicken for another couple minutes.
- Test to see that chicken is no longer pink inside.
- Lift chicken and place on a cutting board. Cover with foil. Cook onions and peppers.
- Slice chicken. Heat corn tortillas.
- Add chicken, onions and peppers, and salsa and avocado.
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes
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