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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are some of the simplest yet tasty things you can cook in your home. You get delicious Mexican flavors of spices that pair so well with slightly charred peppers and onions. We love making our fajitas with chicken, but you can go with flank steak, or even shrimp if you want to. Start with your chicken breast and season well with some pollo asado seasoning. We prefer to use Chef Merito Chicken Seasoning

Just get your hands in there and make sure you rub in the seasonings very well onto your meat.

The next key is to get your grill or grill pan very hot! We use cast iron here, Lodge makes some fantastic cast iron grill pans that we use all the time. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Square Grill Pan

With your pan hot, add a light brush of oil, and then your chicken. We like to put it in at a diagonal. Then after about 3-4 minutes, flip it over keeping the same diagonal. 3-4 minutes more flip again but turn it to the opposite diagonal. Finally, another 2 minutes flip the meat, and wait 2 minutes more before taking it off the heat to rest. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful diamond grill marks! Be sure to let your meat rest for about 5 minutes, this will let the juices redistribute into the meat instead of running out all over your cutting board. We like to wrap the meat up in some foil and forget about it while we work on our vegetables.

Get a regular cast iron skillet hot at the same time you’re cooking your meat. Add a little brush of oil to the bottom and put in your sliced bell peppers. Season them simply with salt and pepper and toss them well in the pan. You’re looking to get a little char on them, so let them sit, then toss every few minutes. When the peppers are done, about 6-8 minutes, remove them and put a little more oil in the pan. Then repeat the process with your onions. It’s best to keep the peppers and onions separate while cooking, because the onions will cook much faster than the peppers.

With the vegetables done, it’s time to slice up the meat and serve. We like to plate our fajitas with warm corn tortillas topped with sliced avocado or guacamole, a little salsa, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. We usually sub greek yogurt for sour cream, try it, it tastes exactly the same here!

Fajitas are easy and fun to make and gives you a great dinner with minimal ingredients. It also makes amazing leftovers, and you can even put it over some shredded lettuce for a fajitas salad the next day!

Servings: 4 people, 2-3 tacos each


2 chicken breasts

12 corn tortillas

4 Bell peppers, seeded and sliced (a variety of colors looks best)

1 Red Onion, sliced

Plain greek yogurt

Shredded Mexican Cheese


Avocado, sliced

Chef Merito Chicken Seasoning

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