Sunday, January 9, 2011

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

So while we were in Orlando for Christmas, the hubs’ Grandma had a taco night at her house. Not just any ol’ run-of-the-mill taco night… she actually fries her own taco shells!!¬† She has this really cool contraption that holds corn tortillas in a taco shell shape, so she can fry them! Totally delicious! Homemade Taco shells will rock your socks off! :)

Anyhow, ever since then I’ve been on a Mexican kick! I made some homemade Pico de Gallo to go with¬†these delicious Grilled Chicken Fajitas! Man did these hit the spot!

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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

For the Grilled Chicken:
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 TBS Olive Oil
1 Packet of Dry Fajita Seasoning
1/4 cup water
Dash of Garlic Powder
Dash of Cumin
Dash of Cayenne (Optional)
Juice of 1 Lime

For the Peppers:
2 Green Peppers
1 Large Yellow Onion
1 TBS Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Other Ingredients:

Flour Tortillas
Cheese
Sour Cream
Pico de gallo

Directions:

Place the chicken breasts into a large ziplock bag with 2 TBS olive oil. In a small bowl, whisk the Fajita Seasoning with the water and then add garlic powder, cumin and cayenne. Pour mixture over the chicken and then juice a lime into the bag. Mix thoroughly around the chicken and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for a few hours (I prefer to do mine the night before).

In a skillet, heat 1 TBS of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and peppers and saute until softened and browning. Season with salt & pepper.

Grill chicken on a grill until cooked through. Allow to rest and then slice into 1/4 inch slices. Assemble fajitas by placing a few chicken slices on the tortillas followed by some peppers & onions, a little pico, some cheese, and a dallop of sour cream! Deliciousness!

Serve with Chips and extra Pico de Gallo -or- Black Beans and Rice.

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8 Responses to “Grilled Chicken Fajitas”

  1. 1

    Sarah — January 9, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    mmmmm I want some right now.

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    Kim-Liv Life — January 10, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I haven’t made fajitas in a long time… excellent idea! I love mine smothered in pico de gallo!

  3. 3

    Lindsey at Burn Me Not — January 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    I LOVE making fajitas! When I don’t know what I’m in the mood to make, I go with fajitas. :) Yours look so yummy that I’m craving some right now! Nicely done.

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    mom — January 10, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    They look SO good….your photography is pretty great too.. makes me hungry :)

  5. 5

    Melissa — January 10, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    Just found your blog (via Twitter) and I just wanted to let you know that it’s SO cute. :) I need to borrow some of your recipes. And I loved the story about how your and your husband met and how you got engaged!

    • Kristina replied: — January 12th, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like it :)

  6. 6

    RavieNomNoms — January 11, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Ooooo yum! Those look sensational!

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    Michelle — August 28, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Making this for the second time tonight — SO YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this recipe Kristina. :)

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