November 14, 2015

Fajitas

We have a small love affair going with the fajita!! ( Pronounced... FA-HEE-TA) It is a super short prep, and is OH! so good!! My new son-in-law is a particular fan of these and the first time he had them he told me I need to go into the restaurant business.  Flattery will get you everywhere!! 

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You can make fajitas with beef strips or chicken. I almost always make mine with chicken. It's easier, but both are extremely tasty.

Ingredients:


Chicken breasts, thawed, and cut into long-ish strips. 
  • Details are needed for my newly married daughters who have a lot of questions! :) 
  • You want to thaw the chicken first because otherwise when you are sautéing them (frying) a lot of extra liquid will be in your pan that you don't want. If you do have a lot of liquid, just pour it down the sink drain and add a tablespoon or so of more oil. *You want to be frying your chicken strips not boiling them in liquid.
  • Cut the strips the length of the chicken breast, then cut the strips in half
Onions (I use yellow or white, but the purple would be ok too) cut in julienne stips (long and thin)
Peppers cut in julienne strips (long and thin)
Fajita seasoning packet
Sour cream (optional)
Flour tortillas ( warmed before serving)


Instructions:

Being with sautéing your chicken strips in about 2 Tablespoons of oil in a skillet.  Saute them until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and is beginning to get a little crispy on the outside-about 5 minutes.

Add the onions and peppers and sauté them as well.  Now you don't want the peppers and onions to become soggy or completely limp in their texture. You want them to be "crisp-tender". This will be about 5 minutes as well.

Add the fajita seasoning packet with the water it calls for, and heat for 1 minute. 
any brand  will work


You are DONE!!  And you have made a mouth watering meal for your family!!

I am sure there are more complicated ways of making this with your own seasoning and such.  This works though and is oh so good!!

Spoon your fajita mixture into the center of a flour tortilla with sour cream. Serve up and enjoy!!




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