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Best Mexican Chicken Fajitas Recipe
The Best Hot Sizzling Mexican Chicken Fajitas Recipe Anywhere!
Chicken Fajitas are an easy to make Tex-Mex recipe dish (what most people just call Mexican in the United States) that usually features steak, but in this variation, features chicken, along with fresh bell peppers and onions. Served sizzling hot, this recipe is perfect alongside some pico de gallo, guacamole and fresh salsa, right on top of a flour tortilla.
On this page, you'll learn how to make this tasty Mexican inspired dish from scratch with the best fresh ingredients quickly and easily.
For the best results in this recipe, use the freshest ingredients you can find. Visit a farmside local stand, or pick up the produce the same day. Organic chicken often tastes much better in this recipe as well.
- 2 Green Bell Peppers cut into long strips
- 2 Red Bell Peppers cut into long strips
- 1 lb. chicken breast cut into long strips
- 4 Yellow onions, peeled and chopped into strips
- 1 small bunch fresh Cilantro leaves
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic (fresh)
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. red paprika
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red paper flakes
- 1 package of soft large tortillas
- Mexican cheese blend, shredded
- Suggested condiments: salsa, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole
Why not just used dried cilantro?
Dried cilantro has virtually no taste compared to the fresh kind. If you want your recipe to taste amazing, splurge and spend the $2-3 on fresh cilantro, it's well worth it! You can also sometimes find it frozen which is really convenient and just as tasty.
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Make a double batch!
Double the peppers, onions and chicken and put it aside uncooked, along with the spices in a seperate container. Stick it in the freezer and you'll have a big meal ready for you next time you don't feel like all the preparation! Just fry it up!
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1. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan on medium heat. Sauté the onions for 5 minutes to get them cooked up first, or if you prefer crunchy onions, add them in with the peppers. Stir every couple of minutes.
2. Add the chicken to the pan and continue to heat on medium, stirring constantly. Cook the chicken and onions for about five minutes, or until just slightly cooked.
3. Add the peppers to the mixture, along with the cilantro, lime juice and the rest of the ingredients (except the tortillas and condiments of course!). Cook the mixture until the chicken is completely cooked through and the peppers are slightly soft. Serve immediately with the tortillas and toppings and enjoy!
A Fajita Serving Tip
When you serve your fajitas, try using a slotted spoon to drain the liquid. This way your fajitas won't be a soggy mess!
Calphalon Anodized Aluminum Jumbo Frying Pan - Perfect for creating these fajitas!
Cook up your fajitas with this anodized aluminum frying pan! Perfect for many uses like stir fry recipes.
This is the pan used in this fajita recipe and I highly recommend it. Why? The hard-anodized aluminum nonstick surface heats quickly and evenly, and things don't burn. Well, you'd have to try pretty hard to burn something. The brushed alumminum really keeps everything cooking evenly and perfect, while the size of the pan is great for large dishes like this. It also is very, VERY easy to clean. No scrubbing messy iron skillets with stuck-on chicken parts. This is the best way to fry up chicken, beef, veggies, and virtually anything. Take it from the Amazon reviewers, too, this pan will do you well.
Real Garlic vs Fake Garlic - The powdered vs the minced stuff
Which do you prefer? The real minced garlic that you have to cut by hand, or the fake powdered stuff that's dried up and is rather tasteless? Can you tell which I prefer?
Which type of garlic do you like better?
How to Make Steak Fajitas
Ingredients, directions, and an easy, delicious alternative to chicken
Traditionally, fajitas come in two different styles: chicken or steak. The chicken is arguably the easier of the two to prepare, however, steak is one might tasty option that you'll want to try! To get started, take a cut of beef like top sirloin or New York Strip. You'll want a cut that doesn't have too much fat, but not devoid of fat like filet mignon/beef tenderloin. You'll need to marinate the beef to make it tender enough so it won't dry out during the cooking process.
For the marinade, take all of the cumin, celery salt, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and put it into a bowl. Place the steak into the bowl and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours. The longer you marinate, the better it will taste (up to 24 hours). See the rest of the ingredients list above in the chicken fajitas recipe.
1. After you've marinated the steak, cook it in a frying pan with the marinade until medium rare/rare. Even if you don't like your steak rare, you'll want to cook it rare because there's additional cooking for the steak later. Lightly brown both sides, and set aside to cool at least 10 minutes.
2. While the steak is cooking, prepare the vegetables. Use 1 Tablespoon olive oil to coat the vegetables. Add to a frying pan or wok, and sauté until the onions are translucent and peppers are no longer crispy.
3. Cut the cooled steak into small, thin, bite size strips. You can trim the fat at this point as well. Use culinary scissors to make the job extra easy. Add it to the veggie mix in a frying pan, and continue to cook until the beef is no longer rare. This should cook fast since the steak is sliced thin. Add additional cilantro if necessary, then serve immediately with tortillas, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and other fajita toppings.
Steak Fajitas, as you'd see them in a restaurant, served on an iron skillet
Make Your Own Fresh Salsa
Fresh salsa is much better than any canned variety on the market...
Homemade salsa is much better than the canned stuff. Have you ever tried it? There's a world of difference between the stuff you buy ready made in the store and making it yourself fresh. Fresh peppers, onions, and cilantro combined with other ingredients add refreshing taste. Learn how you can top your Mexican fajitas with this fresh homemade salsa on this helpful video: