Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fajita Night!!

Who doesn't love fajitas??! Well, my Mr. Wonderful, that's who. But, the SANE people in the house, i.e., the kiddos and me, LOVE LOVE LOVE them. And so we end up making a point to have them when the hubby's gone for work or for some reason won't be able to eat dinner with us. And it's turned into a fun way to distract the kids from being bummed that Daddy is gone. I just proclaim, "Fajita Night!!" And all is well. So, here's what we do. And PAH-LEASE, do not waste money on those fajitas seasoning packets, I've seen in the store. Ya don't need 'em. Trust me. So here ya go:

Chicken Fajitas
What you need:2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips.
1 small lime, juiced
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1/2 medium onion, cut into strips
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 small tomato, cut into wedges (optional)
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
garlic salt
tortillas, corn or flour. (corn of course, for gluten-free)
taco sauce and/or sour cream, optional for those who like it served with these.

*please note the comments section, as I was reminded of the need to add an ingredient*
How you make it:
Pour lime juice over chicken strips; add green pepper, onion and seasonings. Mix thoroughly.

Heat 2-3 T. of oil in skillet over low heat. Add chicken mix; increase temp to medium high and quickly stir fry until chicken is no longer pink.

Reduce heat, cover with lid and simmer until veggies are tender. (10 min or so.)

Warm tortillas in microwave or oven. Serve with taco sauce and sour cream.
There. Done. Easy. Enjoy. (Unless you're one of the insane ones in your house, in which case, you won't.)


  1. Okay, so I love fajitas too. But...I am one of those moms that feels I have to put a main dish and a few side dishes on the table (call me crazy, I know.) So...WHAT do you pair with fajitas??!!! I always end up throwing some fries in the oven and cutting up some random fresh fruit. Any ideas, oh wise one?

  2. Oh so wise, I am! Haha! It's totally not fancy, but we just have it with corn, rice and fresh fruit. Cantelope this time. So, you weren't so way off. :)

  3. Way to go Marissa. I'm all about easy, yummy, not junk food for my family. So I'll be visiting often. Especially once I start cooking regualarly again. I do buy the fajita mixes, but thanks to you, NO MORE!

  4. Thanks Beth! Glad to hear you must be feeling a teeny bit better!!

  5. Per your request, the missing spice - 1/4 teaspoon tumeric - which aside from the taste, adds some color. And if you don't have a lime on hand and want to make these anyway, you can get away with substituting 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of coriander (it has a citrus-like taste).

  6. THANK YOU! I knew the Mother Who LOVES To Cook would know!

  7. I ran out of chicken so I am going to sub steak intead. Will let you know how it goes.