Monday, April 21, 2014

Chicken Fajitas

When I go out to the Mexican restaurant I always order chicken fajitas.  I think it must be the sizzle of the cast iron serving vessel that gets my taste buds drooling.  It's an easy dish to make and you can eat the chicken fajitas wrapped in tortillas like they serve at the restaurants, on a pizza, in a quesadilla, or Mexican Chicken Alfredo (coming soon to the blog!)

The restaurant serves it with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, refried pinto beans, and rice.   They also keep their veggies on the crunchy side.  We prefer our veggie soft and caramelized but cook them how you like them.  

There isn't really a recipe here but guidelines to which spices and flavors to use.  If you make it a lot like I do you'll learn what you like.  I like cumin so I use fresh ground and it's my star here.

Chicken Fajitas

boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenders
sliced green peppers, red, orange or yellow peppers 
sliced onions
olive oil
cumin (fresh ground if you can)
granulated garlic
granulated onion
cayenne pepper (dash or two)
salt and pepper
lime juice

refried beans

In two separate bowls mix a little olive oil and a sprinkle of each of the spices and lime juice together.
In one bowl add chicken and turn pieces to coat with spices.  
In the other bow add veggies and toss to coat.  Using a non stick pan cook veggies low and slow until nice and soft.  You can add a little bit of water to the pan as you go to keep them from burning.  Caramelizing them takes the bite out of the onion and makes everything sweet.
 Chicken can be grilled or cooked in a pan on stove .
Serve with warm flour or corn tortillas.    If you like the sizzle from the restaurant you can buy the flat cast iron pans and heat them up really hot.  Add your chicken and veggies.  If it doesn't sizzle enough you can squeeze on some lime juice (not much) or some water.  As soon as it hits the pan it will sizzle and steam.

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Leftovers?  Use your chicken and veggies in my MEXICAN CHICKEN ALFREDO recipe!


  1. I love fajitas and theses sound wonderful. Great photos too!

  2. These look great! I always ask for my veggies EXTRA well done! So much better that way :-)

  3. Oh yeah! Pinning for sure Jenny! Yummers!

  4. These look great! And easy! I like easy :)

  5. These look delicious! I'd love to have you link up this recipe at our Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here!

    1. Ah darn, I missed it!! I signed up for updates so I don't miss the next one!

  6. You make me want to do my world famous Chicken Dance, I'm so pleased with this recipe!

  7. Stopping by from Wine'd Down Wednesday and these looks so tasty!!! I can't wait to try this recipe, yum!

  8. What a simple recipe, but I bet it's packed with tex mex flavours. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  9. These chicken fajita look amazing! And the recipe is so simple!

    Thanks so much for sharing on the Weekday Mixer - we love having you! :)

  10. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! I hope you join us again next week :)

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

  11. Thank you for participating in The Weekend Social! Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorites. I love this recipe and how simple and direct it is!

  12. Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday! Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your chicken fajitas this week. I can't pass up a good fajita recipe! Hope you'll stop by and share again!

  13. Jenny,
    I love Fajitas and I'm featuring your recipe on #GetHimFed Fridays. Hope you link up this week too.

  14. Saw this on the Weekendsocial Linkup and pinning! Looks wonderful :-)