Authentic and Easy Chicken Fajitas

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Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

My kids' favorite meal. I make these on my BBQ with a cast iron grill insert. I fell in love with the flavor of chiles (fresh and powdered) from Hatch, NM during a trip to AZ a few years ago, and they are now the staple in all my Mexican cooking. Note this recipe is made with 'mild' chile powder and is not spicy - which works perfectly for the kids! If you have regular chile powder from the store or prefer more heat, adjust the amounts to your own tolerance. If you need a quick and fabulous Guacamole to go with this - check my recipes for the one that is always served at my house! Enjoy!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-5
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
boneless chicken breast

FOR THE MARINADE

1 Tbsp
mild chile powder - i prefer it from hatch, nm
1 Tbsp
cumin
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp
fresh cilantro - chopped
1/4 c
lime juice
1/4 c
water
1 tsp
liquid smoke
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper

FOR THE VEGGIES

1/2
sweet green pepper - sliced into strips
1/2
sweet red pepper - sliced into strips
1
large spanish onion - sliced into strips
1 Tbsp
mild chile powder - i prefer it from hatch, nm
1 Tbsp
cumin
1/2 Tbsp
salt
3 Tbsp
olive oil
16
tortillas - corn or flour

How to Make Authentic and Easy Chicken Fajitas

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine marinade ingredients in a zip lock bag or plastic container
  • 2Add Chicken, toss to coat and refridgerate for 2 hours
  • 3Heat 2 tbsp of Olive Oil in cast iron skillet or regular frying pan
  • 4Add Peppers and Onions and sprinkle with Cumin, Chile Powder and Salt
  • 5Begin heating Tortillas in a dry frying pan on medium heat - about 30 seconds per side. Keep warm in foil or tortilla warmer
  • 6Saute until tender, turning frequently to mix seasoning with veggies - about 5 mins
  • 7Remove veggies and set aside
  • 8Add remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil to skillet/pan and heat for a few seconds
  • 9Add marinaded chicken and cook until meat is 'white' all the way through - about 3-4 mins per side, depending on thickness
  • 10Chop cooked chicken breasts into bite sized pieces, serve and enjoy with your favorite Mexican condiments!!

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