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Easy Peasy Juicy Chicken Fajitas

Updated on February 12, 2014
Easy Peasy Juicy Chicken Fajitas
Easy Peasy Juicy Chicken Fajitas | Source
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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!

Step One: Partially thaw your chicken (my husband wanted to thaw it in room temperature water)
Step One: Partially thaw your chicken (my husband wanted to thaw it in room temperature water) | Source
Step Two: Pull out your chicken before it's completely thawed; It will be easier to cut partially frozen, but impossible to cut if frozen through
Step Two: Pull out your chicken before it's completely thawed; It will be easier to cut partially frozen, but impossible to cut if frozen through | Source
Step Three: Cut your chicken into slices just right for fajitas
Step Three: Cut your chicken into slices just right for fajitas | Source
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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 1 fajita filled tortilla

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Start by partially thawing your chicken breasts.
  2. My husband chose to thaw them in the sink in room temperature water.
  3. 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.
  4. Take your chicken out before completely thawed and place it on your cutting board.
  5. Cut your chicken breasts into strips about the size you would like for your fajitas.
  6. Pour your sliced chicken breasts into a large skillet on the stove.
  7. Spread your pieces out evenly, cover, and cook on medium for about 5 minutes, until your pieces are browned on the bottom.
  8. In the meantime, chop your onion on a clean cutting board on the side.
  9. 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.
  10. Some people like to leave their onions in large slices for their fajitas. I chopped mine small.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Flip all of your chicken pieces in your skillet to cook it evenly.
  14. Add your chopped onion to the skillet and season it with your season-all.
  15. I even added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to help the onions to cook and caramelize.
  16. Cover your chicken and onions, turn the temperature down a bit, and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  17. When your chicken is done,uncover it, pour in your fajita seasonings, stir, and cook for a few more minutes.
  18. Heat your tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  19. Chop your veggie toppings and set out all of your ingredients.
  20. Top your fajitas and enjoy!!
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Step Four: Add your chopped chicken to your heated skilletStep Five: Spread your chicken pieces out evenlyStep Six: Cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes or soStep Seven: Pull out your onion and prepare your cutting board and knifeStep Eight: Chop your onion in your preferred size; Many like to leave their fajita onions in bigger slicesStep Nine: Mix your fajita seasoning in water and thoroughly dissolveStep Ten: Season your chicken pieces with season-allStep Eleven: Flip all of your chicken pieces to cook evenlyStep Twelve: Add your chopped onions to your skilletStep Thirteen: Season the other side of your chicken, and your onions, with your season-allStep Fourteen: Add a bit of oil to help the onions cookStep Fifteen: Turn the temp down just a bit on your stove and allow your chicken and onions to cook for another 10 minutes or soStep Sixteen: Add your fajita seasoning and waterStep Seventeen: Mix in gently and allow to cook throughStep Eighteen: Add your chicken and toppings to a tortilla and enjoy!!
Step Four: Add your chopped chicken to your heated skillet
Step Four: Add your chopped chicken to your heated skillet | Source
Step Five: Spread your chicken pieces out evenly
Step Five: Spread your chicken pieces out evenly | Source
Step Six: Cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes or so
Step Six: Cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes or so | Source
Step Seven: Pull out your onion and prepare your cutting board and knife
Step Seven: Pull out your onion and prepare your cutting board and knife | Source
Step Eight: Chop your onion in your preferred size; Many like to leave their fajita onions in bigger slices
Step Eight: Chop your onion in your preferred size; Many like to leave their fajita onions in bigger slices | Source
Step Nine: Mix your fajita seasoning in water and thoroughly dissolve
Step Nine: Mix your fajita seasoning in water and thoroughly dissolve | Source
Step Ten: Season your chicken pieces with season-all
Step Ten: Season your chicken pieces with season-all | Source
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Step Eleven: Flip all of your chicken pieces to cook evenly
Step Eleven: Flip all of your chicken pieces to cook evenly | Source
Step Twelve: Add your chopped onions to your skillet
Step Twelve: Add your chopped onions to your skillet | Source
Step Thirteen: Season the other side of your chicken, and your onions, with your season-all
Step Thirteen: Season the other side of your chicken, and your onions, with your season-all | Source
Step Fourteen: Add a bit of oil to help the onions cook
Step Fourteen: Add a bit of oil to help the onions cook | Source
Step Fifteen: Turn the temp down just a bit on your stove and allow your chicken and onions to cook for another 10 minutes or so
Step Fifteen: Turn the temp down just a bit on your stove and allow your chicken and onions to cook for another 10 minutes or so | Source
Step Sixteen: Add your fajita seasoning and water
Step Sixteen: Add your fajita seasoning and water | Source
Step Seventeen: Mix in gently and allow to cook through
Step Seventeen: Mix in gently and allow to cook through | Source
Step Eighteen: Add your chicken and toppings to a tortilla and enjoy!!
Step Eighteen: Add your chicken and toppings to a tortilla and enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tortilla filled with 1oz of chicken
Calories 282
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 47 g94%
Cholesterol 129 mg43%
Sodium 113 mg5%
* 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.
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The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

Personal Review

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!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Like I said before, anything with chicken in it is just fine with me. Thanks again for leaving me drooling and dreaming of better meals. :)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      That looks amazing VVanNess the presentation is beautiful!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Billy, If I knew how to do it safely, I would send you some in the mail. Lol Thanks for the comment!

      S Williams, Thank you! I love veggies, so it's easy to pack my meals full of them for pictures. :) Thanks for the wonderful comment.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I really love chicken fajitas! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! And this recipe was really delicious. :)

      I love hearing from you!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Another great recipe, Victoria! Great pictures and well explained as always! I agree with Bill, chicken is always good! It's a meat that can be prepared so many different ways!

      Have a nice evening!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! That's one reason why we like to use it in so many different dishes. :) Thank you for the comments!

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Oh, you have me hungry now! I'll definitely bookmark the recipe, and thanks for posting!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! The chicken was amazing by itself, but I couldn't resist piling on my favorite veggies. :) Enjoy!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh how I love Chicken Fajitas; so thank you so much for sharing. Voted up and I shall let you know how I get on.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! I look forward to it!

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Another great recipe! I love fajitas and Mexican food in general. I love how you picture the empty plate after you have eaten your creation! Great idea.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      lol I'm glad you like that. I've tried to catch the actual plate when I'm finished in as many recipes as I remember just to add an extra touch. :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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      infoweekly 2 years ago from South Africa

      Going to have to add this to this weeks menu!

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Rereading this recipe makes me want to make it again too! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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