Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chicken Fajita Night!

Good evening internet :)
So I am currently spending 6 weeks with two of my friends in Virginia, and so I decided that the LEAST I could do was make them a few nice dinners! (Mainly just an excuse to add some more blog posts for you all)
After making Dino Nuggets twice this week, I thought they were due for some real chicken...

ENTER: Chicken Fajitas!

Or tacos. Or burritos. I'm not entirely certain of the technical difference, but in MY eyes, these are fajitas, so you can just deal with that.

This is a good, easy, flavorful meal that always goes over well (or at least that's what they told me!) Enjoy!


  • 4 Limes 
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic (About 4 cloves... or more. If you read more posts, you'll know I often take liberty with garlic!)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • Chicken (~4 breasts yields about 8 fajitas)
  • Soft tortillas (white, wheat, corn, whatever floats your boat)
  • Cheese
  • Toppings (Whatever you like! We used lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream)
First you have to make the marinade for the chicken:
To make the marinade, whisk together the lime juice with an equal amount of olive oil. Once whisked, crush/mince the garlic and add to the marinade, and follow with the cumin and cilantro. 
Slice the chicken into strips and let it soak in the marinade. 
And try to marinade the chicken enough in advance that they really get a chance to spend quality time together. About 4 hours of marinating time is good!

Done marinating? Time to go!
Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Saute the chicken strips in the skillet until they are cooked through and browned on the outside. 

*NOTE*: DON'T OVERLOAD THE SKILLET! To avoid this, you may have to do this in batches.  If you do it in batches, use water to deglaze the skillet in between batches or else the little pieces of chicken and garlic that stick will burn before you are done!

You're more or less done at this point. But here's my favorite part!
Lay some of the chicken strips on the tortillas, sprinkle on the cheese, and stick it under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is slightly crunchy.
Mmmmm... melted cheese :)

Add your toppings, and you're good to go!! Enjoy!

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