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Chicken Fajitas

by Lorena

Chicken fajitas are great because they’re easy to make and yet they’re so tasty. You can easily make them for a bunch of people and you get this nice sense of sharing as everyone passes along the toppings. Of course we’re going to make our own fajita spice mix that will add lots of flavour to our chicken and veggies.

With fajitas it’s all in the details. Make sure that you warm up your tortillas and that your avocados are nicely ripe for that perfect bite.

I like to warm up my tortillas on a pan. I warm it up to medium heat and place them on top. You’ll see it will inflate and then those bubbles will toast and it gives them lots of flavour. Contrastingly they go chewy and a bit soggy if warmed up in the microwave.


The chicken gets that “blackened” effect because of the spices and the vinegar. As the vinegar evaporates it turns into sugar which caramelizes on the pan giving it that typical color in a fajita.

Other toppings apart from the sour cream and avocado shown could be shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, pico de gallo, chili peppers, mushrooms and black beans. And if you can think of more, go ahead and add them too ;).

And of course a squeeze of lime right at the end always adds a nice touch to balance everything out. In the end, there’s so many veggies in fajitas they should be considered a salad, right?


chicken fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

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Course: Main
Cuisine: Low
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Fajitas spice mix

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

For the chicken

  • 1/2 spice mix from above
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 chicken breast
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • as needed vegetable oil

Veggies for the fajitas

  • 1/2 red pepper, heart removed and cut in strips
  • 1/2 green pepper, heart removed and cut in strips
  • 1 small red onion or half a large red onion, cut in strips
  • 1/2 spice mix from above
  • to taste salt and pepper

Other ingredients for the fajitas

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 100 g sour cream
  • 6 tortillas
  • 3 limes

Instructions

Fajitas spice mix

  • Mix everything together.

For the chicken breast

  • Butterfly the chicken breast by cutting across and stopping before reaching the end. For further reference watch the video above.
  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Mix half of the spice mix into the vinegar and use it to marinade the chicken breast for 20-30min.
  • Heat a pan to medium-high heat and add a bit of vegetable oil. Once hot, add the chicken breast. Press it down every once in a while to make sure it's getting an even golden colour.
  • Take it out and place it on a warm container and cover with tin foil.

For the veggies

  • On the same pan as the chicken add a bit more oil and then the veggies. Use them to scrape out the bits of chicken that are stuck to the pan because they're full of flavour.
  • Season with salt, pepper and half the spice mix and cook until soft.

Chicken part II

  • Take out the chicken and cut it. Place the veggies where the chicken was before so they don't go cold.
  • Serve everything on a plate or skillet along with the tortillas and toppings.
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