Wrap Yourself A Tasty Chicken Fajita

September 25, 2018
 

Chicken Fajitas

There's something weirdly fun about throwing a bunch of stuff into a tortilla and wrapping it up. Here's a quick and easy recipe for chicken fajitas when you need to start the fun in a hurry. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/4 cup lime juice from about 3 limes
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • Tortillas for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the 1⁄2 cup oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then throw 'em in the bowl and toss them around to get a nice, even coating. Put the bowl in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, though it's okay to leave it in there up to 2 hours if you need to.

  2. When the chicken's ready, heat the tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook through until it's golden. Should take about 8 minutes per side. Let it all rest for 10 minutes, then slice the chicken into strips.

  3. Add the bell peppers and onion slices to the same skillet and cook for 5 minutes. The veggies should be soft when they're ready. Add chicken strips and give it all one last toss to combine. Get a big serving (or a sensible small serving, if you're into that) of meat and veggies onto a tortilla, roll, and eat!

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