Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicken Fajitas

I prepared this Mexican style lunch last week. These chicken strips and chunky vegetable is all cook in a hot pan. Once cooked, serve it with warm tortillas, spicy salsa, guacamole, grated cheese, and pickle green chilies.


3 pieces chicken breast - cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 red pepper—cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 yellow pepper – cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp of lime juice

For Serving :

Lime wedges
8 flour tortillas, warmed in the microwave
Shredded cheese
Pickle green chilies

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the chili powder with the salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken, bell pepper and onion. Toss well and let it marinate for 15 minutes.
2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Put in the marinated ingredients and cook it over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.
3. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a plate and serve with the warmed tortillas.


Cindy Khor said...

you are so creative when preparing you dishes... colourful dish i must say

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

That looks sensational, and the perfect blend of spices. I love all the colors!

Cat Cat said...

I like those 3 glass containers... Looks so cute... I saw shredded cheese, cut jalapeno and what's in the 3rd one???

Anonymous said...

drooling... note to mself: must try recipe. Thanks for another great recipe!

Ummi365 said...

ooopsss.. i dah silap timing lah bertandang rumah you.. dah tengahari patutlah lapar tenguk all those food... bak sini sikit..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good, love the colorful plates and containers.

My Asian Kitchen said...

I like fajita too!! sometime when lazy I just dump everything with the prepack seasoning in skillet!! wihtin 5-10 minutes we can eat! but my cooking or no presentation is not as cool and beautiful as yours!!

Noob Cook said...

look so yum yum. I like that you place all the condiments in their individual cases at the side, what a pretty layout.

Elin Chia said...

So delicious looking and juz looking at it makes me hungry! I love those cute condiments jars :) Nice layout.

Anonymous said...

Gert, this is a healthy dish, plus you're very creative in laying out the dish.

- Kath

Anonymous said...

yum! these were probably great! Love the color combo with the yellow and red.

ICook4Fun said...

Cindy, thank you.

Alisa, thank you.

Cat, the 3rd one is lime wedges.

Ellie, thank you.

Ummi, apa kabar? Lama tak dengar berita :)

LCOM, thank you.

Lesley, I served this to guest so have to be more presentable than the usual :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Elin, thank you.

Kath, yea this dish used very little oil.

Oneshotbeyond, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Big Boys Oven said...

great fajitas, just lovely, just look at the colours! so yummy!

Dori said...

Those are perfect fajitas... delicious, I love the dishes you have to serve the condiments!

Christelle said...

I love fahitas, it's a great meal to share :)

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, thank you.

Meeso, thank you.

Christelle, yes we share this meal with our guests :)

test it comm said...

Those look good! Now I am craving some Mexican food.

melissa said...

I followed your recipe last night and it was delicious! I searched for a good recipe before finding this one (this is my first time to the site). I'm Mexican and I wouldn't have done anything differently! It was perfect!

ICook4Fun said...

Kevin, thank you.

Melissa, thanks for visiting and your kind comment. Glad that you like this recipe.

Anonymous said...

In the process of making this, and noticed that it calls for cornstarch, but there is no amount listed in the ingredients..... How much should we use?

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, sorry. I forgot to put that into the ingredients list. Just add 1 tsp of it.