Easy Peasy Juicy Chicken Fajitas
We're always trying to find new ways to make chicken around our house.
Chicken is pretty inexpensive, comparably, and even though we already have tons of wonderful chicken recipes, there's no reason we can't discover more, or make others better.
We found this fajita seasoning in the cabinet and both of our eyes lit up. We LOVE chicken fajitas and thought it was worth a shot.
I'm so glad we did, because they turned out amazing!
Two chicken breasts, some tortillas, and some yummy vegetables, and we had some delicious fajitas.
What's even better is that I get to enjoy all of our leftovers for lunch the rest of the week! Yum!
I made another one today from our leftovers and made it completely different than I did the other night.
Let's check out how we did it, so you too have have amazing chicken fajitas on your table tonight!
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1/2 medium yellow onion
- 1 packet McCormick's Fajita Seasoning, (or any other brand)
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 regular corn or flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheese, (any kind or flavor)
- your chosen vegetable toppings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Start by partially thawing your chicken breasts.
- My husband chose to thaw them in the sink in room temperature water.
- If you let the chicken thaw completely, it's really difficult to cut. However, if it's frozen through, it's impossible to cut at all.
- Take your chicken out before completely thawed and place it on your cutting board.
- Cut your chicken breasts into strips about the size you would like for your fajitas.
- Pour your sliced chicken breasts into a large skillet on the stove.
- Spread your pieces out evenly, cover, and cook on medium for about 5 minutes, until your pieces are browned on the bottom.
- In the meantime, chop your onion on a clean cutting board on the side.
- You don't want to cut your onion on top of the bacteria from your raw chicken. If you're using the same cutting board, make sure to wash it with soap and water first.
- Some people like to leave their onions in large slices for their fajitas. I chopped mine small.
- Also, you will want to mix your fajita seasonings in 1/4 cup water and set off to the side for when you need it.
- Go back to your chicken and season it with a season-all. We use Harley's Seasoning which we got hooked on in Texas. You can order it online.
- Flip all of your chicken pieces in your skillet to cook it evenly.
- Add your chopped onion to the skillet and season it with your season-all.
- I even added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to help the onions to cook and caramelize.
- Cover your chicken and onions, turn the temperature down a bit, and cook for about 10 more minutes.
- When your chicken is done,uncover it, pour in your fajita seasonings, stir, and cook for a few more minutes.
- Heat your tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Chop your veggie toppings and set out all of your ingredients.
- Top your fajitas and enjoy!!
|Serving size: 1 tortilla filled with 1oz of chicken|
|Calories from Fat||72|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 8 g||12%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 3 g||1%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 47 g||94%|
|Cholesterol 129 mg||43%|
|Sodium 113 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
I probably say this about each and every recipe that I make, but this was outstanding. I love any meal that I can make the way that I want!
You can see I stuffed mine with Delicious Roasted Asparagus, fresh mushrooms, fresh avocados slices, and shredded cheese. Yum!
We cut the chicken up instead of cooking it whole because my husband didn't like that the seasonings and flavor don't really touch every part of the chicken when it's whole.
With the chicken cut into slice ahead of time, each small slice was soaked in cooking onion sand fajita seasoning.
I have to say that, after making these, I agree with him. It was harder to cut the chicken up ahead of time, but boy was it worth it!
This is a great meal to pull out all of your favorite toppings and really make it great. Enjoy!
What's your favorite chicken fajita topping?
© 2014 Victoria Van Ness