Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Sizzling hot fajita nights!

Bailey Woodean
I have been a freelance writer for more than 4 years, a mom for more than 2 years, and a wife for just under a year. I am currently a student in a cooking and catering program with the intention of expanding my knowledge of the culinary business. I then plan to take this knowledge to properly write about and critique restaurants and food. Writing to you from Niagara Falls, NY, thanks for joining me on the ride!
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Some people have pizza night. Some people have taco night. And some people have fajita night! Cheers to fajita night and celebrate with one of these sizzling hot recipes!

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe

https://www.primaverakitchen.com/skillet-chicken-fajitas-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-29534

Ingredients

FOR THE FAJITA SEASONING

  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

FOR THE CHICKEN AND PEPPERS AND ONIONS

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic — minced
  • 1.5 lb free-range organic chicken breast — cut into thin strips
  • 2 red bell peppers — sliced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers — sliced
  • 2 green bell pepper — sliced
  • 1 medium onion — sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper
  • Avocado slices for topping
  • Cilantro — chopped for garnishing
Instructions

FOR THE FAJITA SEASONING

  1. Mix all the ingredients from the fajita seasoning recipe in a small bowl. Set aside.

FOR THE CHICKEN AND PEPPERS

  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken strips and half of the fajita seasoning. Mix all well to combine and set aside for about 15-30 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds but be careful not to burn it. Add the chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally. Set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, pour more olive oil (if necessary add onions, bell peppers and the rest of the fajita seasoning.
  4. Stir fry for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. The time will depend on how tender you prefer your veggies to be. Bring the chicken into the skillet again and mix everything well to combine.
  5. Top with cilantro and slices of avocado. Enjoy!

Cilantro lime chicken fajitas

http://plumstreetcollective.com/cilantro-lime-chicken-fajitas/#wprm-recipe-container-19292

Cilantro lime chicken fajitas
Ingredients

Fajita Ingredients

  • 8-10 flour tortillas warmed (in pan or microwave)
  • 2 avocados, sliced into strips
  • sour cream
  • pico de gallo
  • extra cilantro for garnish

Seared Peppers and Onions

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced in thin strips, sauteed (any color)
  • 1/2 sliced red onion, sauteed
  • olive oil for cooking peppers and onions

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

  • 5-6 large chicken breasts
  • 2 handfuls cilantro leaves & stems
  • 4 cloves garlic (or 4 tsp. minced garlic)
  • 1/2 c, olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime, fresh squeezed
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
Instructions

Cilantro Lime Chicken

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients (cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, and all seasonings) in a food processor. Blend until ingredients are well combined.
  2. Pour ingredients into a large Ziploc bag. (Reserve a couple of tablespoons for basting.)
  3. Add chicken breasts to the bag. Marinate chicken for 2 hours up to overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, heat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from Ziploc bag with tongs and place onto a hot grill.
  5. Cook chicken slowly so it stays juicy. Let grill for 10-15 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from grill and set aside. Brush with extra marinade and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Slice into strips before serving.

Seared Peppers and Onions

  1. In the same pan, add another tbsp. of olive oil. Add sliced peppers, cover and cook until slightly brown. Remove the cover then add 1/2 tsp. of garlic salt and 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. Stir and cook until the peppers are slightly soft. Remove and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced onions. Cover and cook until soft. Remove from pan, set aside.

*Note, you can cook onions and peppers together!

Fajita Assembly

  1. Take warm tortillas and layer them with chicken, peppers, onions, pico, cheese and/or sour cream. Add an avocado slice to your fajita and enjoy it!

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