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  1. Thin chicken strips - Made from two chicken breasts

  2. Bell peppers - 2 (red and green)

  3. White onion - 1 (large)

  4. Jalapeno - 1

  5. Garlic powder - 1/2 teaspoon

  6. Chili powder - 1 tablespoon

  7. Olive oil - 1 tablespoon

  8. Flour tortillas - As per requirement

  9. Salt - 1 teaspoon

  10. Salsa and sour cream - for serving How to Prepare

  11. Start with cleaning and cutting the chicken breasts to thin strips, along the grain of the meat. You may also use ready-made, precooked chicken strips, but, make sure that the strips are properly thawed before use. In that case, you have to use one pound of chicken strips. Peel and wash the onion and cut it into thin slices, after removing the roots. Wash the bell peppers, remove the seeds and stems and cut into long strips. Cut the jalapeno and add the pieces to the pieces of onion and bell peppers. You have to remove the skin of garlic cloves and cut them into thin slices that has to be added to the sliced onion, peppers and jalapeno.

  12. The next step is to cook the chicken till it turns golden brown. For this, take a skillet and place it over medium heat. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil and as the oil gets heated, add the chicken strips. Stir the chicken strips, till they get lightly browned. Now, add the garlic powder, chili powder and salt to the vegetable pieces and toss them, in a bowl. Once the chicken is done, remove it from the skillet and keep aside. Now, add a little bit of olive oil and heat the vegetables in it. After a few minutes, add the chicken strips and cover the skillet. Cook the contents till the vegetable gets tender. Fajitas can be made bland or spicy and if you want to spice up this chicken fajita, you may add fajita flavoring. You can serve the chicken vegetable mixture on warm tortillas, along with cheese, sour cream and chopped cilantro.

  13. Grilled Chicken Fajita

  14. Chicken breasts (without skin and bones) - 8

  15. Red peppers - 3

  16. Green peppers - 3

  17. Fresh cilantro - 3 bunches

  18. Red onions (large) - 2

  19. Vegetable oil - 2/3

  20. Cumin - 6 tablespoons

  21. Fresh lime juice - 2/3 cup

  22. Garlic cloves - 2

  23. Jalapeno peppers - 2

  24. Kosher salt - 1

  25. Ground pepper - 1

  26. Tortillas, Cheese and Sour cream - as per requirement

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  1. Method As the name suggests, in this recipe for chicken fajita, the chicken is grilled. Wash and cut the peppers to half-inch strips and keep aside. Peel and slice the onions. Rinse and chop the cilantro. Use the leaves and stems of two bunches for marinade and the chopped leaves of one bunch must be kept separately. Once done, place the chicken breasts between two plastic wraps and flatten them with a rolling pin, to half-inch thickness. Prepare a smooth paste of jalapeno, cilantro stems and leaves (2 bunches), three tablespoons cumin, 2/3 cup oil, lime juice, one tablespoon each of salt and pepper and garlic. Use a blender for making this paste. Now, place the flattened chicken breasts in a plastic storage bag (1 gallon capacity) and place it on a glass baking dish. Add the paste that is prepared with the above mentioned chicken fajita marinade recipe, to the plastic bag with chicken. Now, let the chicken get evenly coated with the marinade. Keep the chicken inside the refrigerator overnight or at least for six hours. After that, take out the chicken and let it reach room temperature, before grilling. Grill the chicken and keep it aside. Now, take a skillet and add two tablespoons of vegetable oil. As the oil gets hot, add sliced onions, along with a tablespoon of cumin and half teaspoon each of salt and pepper. As the onions get caramelized, remove from the skillet and keep aside. Now, cook the peppers in the skillet with two tablespoons vegetable oil, two tablespoons cumin and half teaspoon each of salt and pepper. As they get tender, remove and toss with onions. Cut the grilled chicken into strips and prepare the fajitas with the filling. Serve with cheese, sour cream and chopped cilantro.

  2. These were only a few Mexican chicken fajita recipes, that can be tried at home. You may also go for other variations or try to prepare these recipes differently. For example, you may also grill the vegetables, along with the chicken. Different fajita seasoning recipes may also be tried, for a different flavor.

  3. By Sonia Nair Last Updated: 10/13/2011 Tweet


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