Oh boy oh boy….its a fajita kind of meal.

Irisa Raina 9


I have to admit I did not like the corn tortillas; I usually use the flour ones, and will go back to them from now on! But the rest of the meal was delicious!
EL PATO can be found on line at:
Some Wal-Mart’s have this in the ethnic isle.
And if you are lucky to live near a Mexican grocery store you can get it there. We have one not to far from us, in Lafayette so when I do go I try and stock up.

Achiote Rojo can also be found at MexGrocer.com.

★★★★★ 1 vote
45 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


6 - 8 corn or flour tortillas 10 inches “fried in oil” till brown
1- 27 ounce can of el pato mexican hot tomato sauce
1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
juice from 2 limes
1 teaspoon light brown sugar “ more or less – to taste”
1teaspoon achiote rojo paste “you’ll need to soften this with 2 tablespoons of the hot tomato sauce first” optional
12 ounces of salsa “ i use my home made kind “ but you can use store bought as well
1 – ½ lbs. of cooked chicken
zest from 2 limes sour cream add the zest to about 2 cups of sour cream for topping


1This is one version of fajitas that I make from time to time…instead of folding the tortillas I fry them till they are crisp…
2In a large pot put the tomato sauce, fajita seasoning, and brown sugar and juice from the two limes and cook down on low till it is reduced by half. This should take about 30-45 minutes.
3While this is cooking soften the Achiote paste in about 2 tablespoons of hot tomato sauce. Once this is soft add it to the tomato sauce.
4Add the salsa and chicken and continue to cook on low till it is thick, hot and bubbly.
5Top each fried tortilla with the chicken mixture and top with sour cream. Drizzle with lime juice.
6This tomato sauce is spicy so if you’re not into the heat just use 3 cans Rotel tomatoes “regular” and add spices to suite your taste.

About Oh boy oh boy….its a fajita kind of meal.

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy