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

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

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