Chicken Fajitas are a flavor and nutrients explosion

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas provide plenty of lean protein and high-nutritional value in a flavor-explosion package. Reasonable preparation time. All natural ingredients. Make enough to freeze for multiple meals. And enjoy the “Mexico” theme together with my Black Bean Burritos and Guacamole Dip. These Chicken Fajitas are an excellent post-workout meal to refuel, and they taste great knowing what’s in them and what I’m putting in my body.

Ingredients

4 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt, to taste
Oregano, to taste
Ground cumin, to taste
Chili powder, to taste
Paprika, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Minced garlic clove
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 each red, green, yellow, orange sweet peppers, julienned
3 yellow onions, thin sliced
Large flour tortillas (10 inch)
To garnish Fajitas: shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, chopped scallions, guacamole

Main ingredients for Chicken Fajitas
Main ingredients for Chicken Fajitas
Organic boneless breast of chicken for Chicken Fajitas
Organic boneless breast of chicken for Chicken Fajitas

Prepare and Marinate the Chicken

Clean, trim and slice the skinless, boneless breast of chicken into thin strips.

Chicken breast sliced into strips for Chicken Fajitas
Chicken breast sliced into strips for Chicken Fajitas

In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine 2 Tbsp canola oil, lemon juice, seasonings, minced garlic, and add the sliced chicken. Seal and lightly toss and turn to coat the chicken with marinade. Refrigerate from one to several hours.

Marinate sliced chicken breast for Chicken Fajitas
Marinate sliced chicken breast for Chicken Fajitas

Prepare the Chicken Fajitas Filling

In a large (12 inch) frying pan, saute peppers and onions in remaining canola oil until crisp-tender (do not overcook). Remove and keep warm.

Saute peppers and onions in cast iron frying pan for Chicken Fajitas
Saute peppers and onions in cast iron frying pan for Chicken Fajitas

In the same frying pan, cook the marinated chicken (remove any excess marinade) on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, turning frequently, until no longer pink.

Cooking marinated chicken in cast iron frying pan for Chicken Fajitas
Cooking marinated chicken in cast iron frying pan for Chicken Fajitas

Add sauteed peppers and onions to pan, mix with chicken, and heat throughout.

Add sauteed peppers and onions to cooked chicken for Chicken Fajitas
Add sauteed peppers and onions to cooked chicken for Chicken Fajitas

Consider setting aside left-over Chicken Fajitas filling in a glass Pyrex dish to refrigerate (can be kept for a few days) or to freeze for additional meals.

Store Chicken Fajitas filling in Pyrex glass dish
Store Chicken Fajitas filling in Pyrex glass dish

Serving the Chicken Fajitas

Spoon the filling down the center of the flour tortillas. Add additional items to the filling, then fold the tortilla in half to eat. Or fold the tortilla in half after filling, and add additional items on top of folded tortilla. Additional items may include shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole (I used avocado chunks), chopped scallions, and sour cream. Enjoy!

Additional fillings and condiments for Chicken Fajitas
Additional fillings and condiments for Chicken Fajitas
Preparing Chicken Fajitas on flour tortilla
Preparing Chicken Fajitas on flour tortilla
Chicken Fajitas are a flavor and nutrients explosion
Chicken Fajitas are a flavor and nutrients explosion

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