Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajita is a mouthwatering dish that would be a perfect addition to the meal. It is easy to prepare and a quick recipe. It is great for people who are in a hurry. 

Preparation time: 70 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

1 1/4th kg of skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons of canola/grapeseed oil
1 large onion, sliced thinly
3 bell peppers, sliced into strips
Salt
2 tablespoons of lime juice
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 minced garlic clove
½ teaspoon of ground cumin
½ teaspoon of chili powder
1 minced jalapeno
1/4th cup of chopped cilantro
8 – 12 tortillas
Salsa
Sliced avocado
Sour cream
Sliced iceberg dressed with salt and cider vinegar

Method:

  1. Slice the chicken breasts into even size. This is because they are available in different sizes and weights. 
  2. Mix lime juice, olive oil, garlic clove, salt, ground cumin, chili powder, jalapeno, and chopped cilantro to make a perfect marinade. 
  3. Add the marinade to the sliced chicken breasts in a container. Cover the container and allow it to marinate at room temperature. 
  4. Remove the cover from the container and wipe off most of the marinade from the chicken breasts. Sprinkle some salt on the pieces. 
  5. Take a saucepan and heat it for about 2 minutes on high flame. Reduce the flame to medium and add canola oil. 
  6. As soon as the oil starts to smoke, add the chicken breast pieces to the pan. 
  7. Let the pieces cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the side and cook for another 3 minutes. This procedure is important as it allows the chicken to sear. 
  8. Once all the pieces are cooked, cover them with aluminum foil. Cover them for 5 minutes. 
  9. In another saucepan, cook the onions, bell peppers with the rest of the oil. Place the pan on medium flame. Cook until the onions turn to golden brown color. 
  10. Remove the chicken pieces from the foil and slice them into strips. 
  11. Serve the chicken strips with the cooked onions, bell peppers, warm tortillas, shredded cheese and sliced iceberg lettuce dressed with salt and vinegar. 

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