Fiesta Fajita Chicken

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I love chicken fajitas. My favorite is when the vegetables are really nice and caramelized. The best way to get that is to use a cast iron skillet, but if you don’t have one, no big deal. Use what you got! Here is a recipe that is great for the whole family. They have just enough heat to leave your lips a little tingly, but you can always use less crushed red pepper if you are serving little ones. Additional toppings are up to you. I like having black beans, shredded cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and sour cream as additional toppings, but salsa, jalapenos, rice are good options too. It also warms up great for leftovers! I ate some of the leftovers with some baked sweet potatoes and loved it.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken
  • 2 TBS Lime Juice
  • 4 TBS Nudo Olive Oil (2 for veggies & 2 for chicken)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Bell Peppers (Any Color)

Instructions

  1. Cut your chicken into thin slices.
  2. Add 2 TBS olive oil, lime juice and seasonings into a bowl or large zip lock bag.
  3. Add chicken, turn to coat and let marinate. (30 min.- 8 hours)
  4. Cut peppers and onion into thin strips.
  5. Add to skillet with remaining 2 TBS olive oil and cook until caramelized. Stir occasionally.
  6. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7. Add chicken to skillet, stir and cook until no longer pink in the middle. (Approximately 6-10 minutes depending on thickness of strips)
  8. Throw veggies back in the skillet with chicken for the last couple minutes to heat back through.
  9. Spoon into tortillas and add additional desired toppings.
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Kimberly Cox says:

    This looks delicious. I am definitely going to try these next week, Chicken Fajita’s are a favorite of mine.

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    1. Breetalks says:

      Enjoy! Let me know what you think! 🙂

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  2. Kimberly says:

    I LOVE chicken fajitas…especially the peppers and onions! I will have to add this to the dinner rotation next week!

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    1. Breetalks says:

      Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Sarah M says:

    MMMM, this is one of our go to meals on Taco Tuesday!

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  4. Tricia says:

    Oh, yum! This looks delicious!

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  5. Cindy Calzone says:

    Those look delicious! I love making these!

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  6. Jules Ruud says:

    I love chicken fajitas. I typically make them in the crockpot with all of these same ingredients. Only thing mine are missing is lime. I am definitely going to add that next time. Thank you!

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    1. Breetalks says:

      Oooohhh crockpot! Great idea!

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