Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chicken Fajitas

The other day I realized that I hadn’t made chicken fajitas for way too long.  They are seriously amazing and my whole family LOVES them!  It’s now on our regular rotation for dinner… again.  (Forgive the picture.  I didn’t stage it.  Just took a pic last minute :))

Chicken Fajitas 

  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/3 c. lemon juice (or juice of 1 fresh lemon)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp.)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder (or more if you prefer, we keep it right at 2)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 c. cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • tortillas

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, onion, salt, chili powder, oregano, and thyme in a large frying pan.  Cook over medium heat until onion is tender but still has a bit of a crunch.  Add garlic.  Add chicken and cover to cook for about 10-15 minutes. 

Add peppers and toss until they are still crisp but tender.  You don’t want them to be mushy.

Serve on warmed tortillas with your choice of garnishments:  cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa

Recipe source:  The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook


Kristen said...

These look so yummy! I love fajitas. Can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing. :)


Christina said...

Looks like a great and relatively simple dish! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the info!!

- Family of Knights

A Foodies Recipe Box said...

These look great! Perfect addition to the weekly dinner rotation! They would also make a good lunch if there are any leftovers :)