I’ve always loved Chicken Fajitas. From the first time I ate them when we moved to Texas I’ve enjoyed this Tex-Mex entree. I’ve made them a lot over the years because overall, they’re really quite simple to make. At times I’ve used pre-packaged marinated chicken meat as well as Taco Seasoning in a packet to speed the process along.
Nowadays, however, with kids long gone and grown up, and being a stay-at-home wife, I have the luxury of making up a lot more stuff from scratch. It helps me eat cleaner without all the processed foods and preservatives. For this recipe, I dredged four boneless chicken breasts in a batch of my Homemade Taco Seasoning and that provided the awesome flavor for these fajitas. The spices mix in with the meat as well as the veggies and the outcome is superb.
Seriously, it takes only two minutes to make up Homemade Taco Seasoning. I make it all the time for Tex-Mex stuff. It’s healthier and without all the preservatives that come in a packet. Plus, you can make batches of it and store it in the pantry or freezer for later if you’re concerned about time constraints. After frying the chicken to a nice brown, then I added all the veggies: red, green, orange and yellow bell peppers, red onions and garlic. That’s pretty simple.
The accompaniments are what make this dish great. We’ve always spread the tortillas with sour cream. Then you can add cheese, salsa, guacamole, rice, beans, cilantro, lime and avocados to the fajita mixture in any amounts you prefer. Normally, I would have made a homemade salsa too, but didn’t have time. Pico de Gallo is also great for this recipe. I actually eat fajitas without the tortilla to keep them gluten free, but most people will prefer eating these with tortillas. H-E-B grocers makes a quality homemade tortilla from scratch in their Texas stores. They are our preferred tortillas.
I served this amazing recipe for our Friday night care group back in August. Everyone marveled at the flavors of the chicken and veggies. The Homemade Taco Seasoning did the trick! While I served the main course, our company brought the rice, beans, homemade guacamole and other goodies to complete our meal. As it happened, I had some leftover Million Dollar Pie so, needless to say, we had a very happy dinner night that night. 🙂
Just one recommendation: this is ONLY enough seasoning to coat four chicken breasts. If you need to feed more and use more chicken breasts, you will need to increase the amount of seasoning accordingly.
If you’re looking for a terrific recipe for family or company dinners, then give this Chicken Fajitas recipe a try. And don’t forget to bring out the guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, rice, beans and other great things to add to it! Prepare yourself for a gastronomic delight! 🙂
Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite.
Chicken Fajitas are wonderful served with avocados, lime, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro and salsa.
We also added rice, beans and guacamole! A match made in heaven. 🙂
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the fajita filling.
Make up the Homemade Taco Seasoning. If you have all the ingredients on hand, this only takes 1-2 minutes.
Heat skillet to medium-medium-high. Add olive oil to skillet. Place chicken pieces in skillet and cook until well browned.
Turn chicken over and cook that side until well-browned. (This will probably take 5-10 minutes on each side depending on how thick the chicken breasts are).
Remove chicken from skillet to plate or cutting board. Allow chicken to rest about 10 minutes before cutting down into strips. (I used an electric knife to cut the chicken. It cuts in clean strips without shredding the chicken while you’re cutting it).
Meanwhile, in leftover olive oil in skillet, add bell peppers cut in strips, red onion strips and garlic.
Saute veggies until tender but not overcooked.
Here the veggies are cooked.
To serve: add meat to skillet with veggies.
To serve: we spread each tortilla with sour cream. Add chicken and veggie fajitas, avocados, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro and salsa as desired.
You can also serve this with fresh, sliced jalapenos if you dare!
Here’s the recipe.
(My own concoction)
Chicken Fajitas are a delicious Tex-Mex meal your family will love.
This one shows the rice, beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro and guacamole. Add all the extra things in the amounts you desire.
Chicken Fajitas is also great to serve for company. If everyone pitches in and brings a little bit you can have an amazing meal on your hands!