Mexican Chicken Fajitas

Mexican chicken fajitas

Ingredients (Makes 5 fajitas)

For the chicken filling

1. Boneless chicken thighs / breast – Around 300 – 400 gm, cut into long strips

2. Cilantro – 1/4 cup roughly chopped

    Garlic – 4 large cloves, roughly chopped

    Lime / lemon juice – 2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

    Salt – To taste

Coarsely grind ingredients numbered 2 in a blender / food processor. Marinate the chicken pieces with this ground mixture. Keep in the refrigerator for 8 hrs or at least  1 – 2 hrs.

Other ingredients

3. Green bell pepper – 1/2 large, sliced

    Red bell pepper – 1/2 large, sliced

    Onion – 1/2 medium, sliced

4. Salt – To taste

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

5. Vegetable oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

To serve

6. Tortilla – 5

7. Guacamole – 1/2 cup

8. Pico de gallo – 1/2 cup

9. Sour cream – 1/2 cup

10. Mexican shredded cheese – 1/4 – 1/2 cup (optional)

Method

1. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a wide pan or a cast iron skillet at medium-high heat. Add the sliced bell peppers, onion, season with salt and pepper powder and stir-fry for 4 – 5 minutes until they are browned along the edges. They should be half-cooked but still crunchy. Transfer to a plate.

2. In the same pan, heat 1 more tbsp oil. Add the chicken strips and fry at medium heat until browned on both sides, about 6 – 8 minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion. Stir-fry everything for a minute. Arrange the chicken fajitas immediately on warm tortillas and add all the toppings. Fold the tortilla into a pocket by bringing the bottom up first and then folding over each side. Enjoy!

Mexican fajitas

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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