Start with chicken, clean it and cut up. Now marinade for a few hours, cook in a heavy cast iron skillet then do some veggies and you are good to go.
Notes: I wanted something that would fit ingredients that I almost always have on hand. I'll do an "inspired by" to an Allrecipe.com recipe. There are many great finds there. I kicked the spice up some. I oh so love Mexican.
I cut the chicken into strips and then broke them up during cooking. This gives a little of that shredded texture while still having chunks. Cut them into small cubes if you want but I think that looks like dog food in a dish like this.
|A "recycled" photo from the beef fajita post|
Serve with heated tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and anything else you like. An easy way to heat tortillas is sprinkle a dish towel with some water, put tortillas inside and heat in a microwave on high for one minute.
- 2 skinless boneless chicken breast cut into thin slices or cubes
- 2 T lime juice
- 4 T water
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 t kosher salt
- 1/4 t liquid smoke
- 1/2 t cayenne pepper
- 1/4 t pepper
- 1 t soy sauce
- 1-2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 t oil
- 1 large or 2 medium peppers (green or red)
- 1 large onion
- 1 T water
- 1 t soy sauce
- 1 t lime juice
- 4-6 flour tortillas
- sour cream
- guacamole etc.
1) Start by mixing a marinade in a 1 gallon zip lock. 2 T lime juice, 4 T water, 1 T olive oil, 1 t kosher salt, 1/4 t liquid smoke, 1/2 t cayenne pepper, 1/ 4 t pepper, 1 t soy sauce, 1-2 cloves of garlic crushed. 2) Clean and trim about 1 1/2 pound of skinless boneless chicken breasts. This is about 2 medium large ones. Don't worry if you're a little over or under that amount. Cut the chicken into strips about 1/2 inch thick. Add to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Over night is fine also.3) When ready to cook. Put 1 t oil in a large cast iron pan and heat over medium high heat. While heating, slice up a large onion and one or two peppers. I like a medium red and green pepper. If your pepper is large, you only need one. Mix 1 T water, 1 t lime juice and 1 t soy sauce in a small bowl.4) When oil is hot, add the veggies and after a few minutes add the water, soy sauce and lime mixture. When onions are nicely browned (about 8-9 minutes), Remove from pan and set aside and cover.5) Add a little oil to the pan. When hot,add the drained chicken and brown. Near the end of cooking, break apart the chicken with a wooden spoon. This will make much smaller pieces and prove the meat is cooked. About 8-9 minutes.6) When the chicken is done, move the meat to one side and add the veggies back to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute or two until veggies are reheated.7) Serve with heated tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and anything else you like. An easy way to heat tortillas is sprinkle a dish towel with some water, put tortillas inside and heat in a microwave on high for one minute.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings