Chicken Fajitas

chicken fajita tacos

You might think that my family eats new and creative recipes every night (I wish). Actually there are days I am on the computer and before I know it the time flies by and I’m racing to get dinner on the table. Fajitas with colorful peppers, onions, and spices are usually a favorite choice for a quick weeknight meal.

When my hubby is in charge of fajita making he usually cheats and pulls out a prepackaged seasoning packet, but this time he challenged himself to make his own seasoning blend. As you can imagine you cut the amount of sodium and it’s not that difficult to make.

The next time you are thinking about making fajitas, try making your own seasoning. Remember, it is incredibly forgiving and you can add your own favorite spices for your own twist.

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner plan to make chicken and steak fajitas served with warm flour tortillas and a variety of toppings and let your guests make their own dream tacos.

easy chicken fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

Spices and Seasonings:
½ tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder

2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 large onion, sliced thin
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 pound chicken breasts, sliced
¾ cups of water
1 lime, juiced
Flour tortillas

Topping Options:
Shredded cheese
Crema Mexicana or sour cream
Salsa of choice
Guacamole or avocado slices

Directions:

In a bowl combine spices and seasonings and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir until tender. Remove from skillet.

In the same skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil, chicken; cook until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.

Stir in spices and seasoning mixture and water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return vegetables to skillet and fresh lime juice; cook until heated through. Remove from skillet.

Fill warm tortillas with chicken, peppers, and onion. Top with your favorite toppings.

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Written by Yvette / Photos by Yvette

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8 Responses to “Chicken Fajitas”

  1. 1
    Rosa — April 30, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    Scrumptious and light!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • Muy Bueno replied: — May 4th, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much Rosa.

  2. 2
    Holly — May 1, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Fajitas are one of my favorite weeknight meals. I like them for casual parties too– lots of toppings set out and everyone can assemble their own. I will try your seasoning combo next time!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — May 4th, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

      I like that a seasoning packet or a grill is not needed to make this recipe — super simple ;)

  3. 3
    Karen — May 1, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    These look delicious. :-)

    • Muy Bueno replied: — May 4th, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

      Thanks Karen!

  4. 4
    vangie — May 1, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    I have to try this recipe, I’ve only had them with the fajita mix. Everything always tastes better when we make it from scratch. They look so yummy. I’m getting hungry just looking at this. yum yum!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — May 4th, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

      Say WHAT mom?! We made steak ones with NO mix together. Whatya talkin’ bout Willis?! This entire time you’ve been making fajitas with a mix? LOL!

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