This Chicken Fajitas recipe is a Tex-Mex dish made from cooked chicken strips with peppers and onions and served on a corn tortilla.
Table of contents
- Ways to Make Chicken Fajitas
- Tortilla Flat, Arizona
- How to Make This Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- Other Recipes That Go Well With Chicken Fajitas
Ways to Make Chicken Fajitas
Popular meats include skirt steak, chicken, pork, and other cuts of meat, and are usually cooked with onions and bell peppers. Popular condiments include shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, mushrooms, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, refried beans, and diced tomatoes.
How to Store Chicken Fajitas
This recipe will store better than most because you do not assemble the fajitas until you are ready to eat so the ingredients will not destroy the tortilla and reheating will not wilt the vegetables. If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in an airtight container with a lid for 3 to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet to warm them back up.
History of the Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Fajita is a Tex-Mex, Texan-Mexican American, or Tejano, a diminutive term for little strips of meat cut from the beef skirt, the most common cut used to make fajitas. The word fajita is not known to have appeared in print until 1971, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. (The word faja is Spanish for “strip”, or “belt”, from the Latin fascia, “band”) Although fajita originally referred to these strips of beef skirt, fajitas now are made with a variety of fillings, such as green/red/yellow peppers, onions, chilies, and jalapeño peppers.
Tortilla Flat, Arizona
Tortilla Flat is a small unincorporated community in far eastern Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located in the central part of the state, northeast of Apache Junction. It is the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail.
History of Tortilla Flat
Tortilla Flat took its name from a nearby butte shaped like a tortilla. However, an alternative explanation is that the name was given by John Cline, a Tonto Basin pioneer, who claims to have been stranded about 1867 at this location for several days with nothing but flour to make tortillas to eat.
Based on available records, Tortilla Flat got its start because of the road construction to Roosevelt Dam in 1904. There was a need for a stagecoach stop for freight haulers on their way to the construction site at Roosevelt Dam and Tortilla Flat served that purpose. Shortly following the construction of the road, Roosevelt Dam became a big tourist attraction. At that point, Tortilla Flat was a stage stop for tourists and mail carriers throughout the 1930s.
Tourism in Tortilla Flat
The town boasts a restaurant (saloon) that features bar stools made out of saddles, a patio grill (above), a post office, and a mercantile/gift shop. Tortilla Flat Campground is only two miles from Scenic Canyon Lake.
The area boasts fishing, watersports, an excursion boat, and plenty of covered ramada lakeside picnicking to fill your afternoon. There are a couple of paved boat launches on either side of the marina.
Tex-Mex cuisine is an American and Texan cuisine that derives from the culinary creations of the Tejano people of Texas. It has spread from border states such as Texas and others in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country.
– Featured Restaraunt –
Superstition Restaurant & Saloon
1 Main Street, Tortilla Flat, AZ 85190
Telephone: +1 (480) 984-1776
A visit to Tortilla Flat isn’t complete without a stop in the Superstition Restaurant & Saloon. The decor alone will send you back in time, from the Saddle Bar Stools, to the walls of dollar bills from around the world – Oh and just so you know, The food is incredible. Our restaurant serves the freshest burgers, hottest chili, and coldest drinks everyday.
How to Make This Chicken Fajitas Recipe
While you do need to plan ahead a bit to let your chicken marinate, the hands-on time for this easy chicken fajita recipe is very short. So let’s break out the cutting board and cast-iron skillet and make some Chicken Fajitas.
What You Need to Make Chicken Fajitas
- 1 Cutting Board
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cast-Iron Skillet
How to Cook Chicken Fajitas
Aside from the 30-minute Maraniting Time, these directions are quick and easy and soon you will be eating some delicious Chicken Fajitas.
Time needed: 55 minutes
How to Cook Chicken Fajitas
- Chop the Ingredients
Cut the chicken, onions, and peppers into strips. Keep ingredients separate and set the onions and peppers aside for later use.
- Season the Chicken
Add the fajitas seasoning ingredients and the chicken strips to a ziplock bag and mix well. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes
- Heat the Tortillas
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the tortillas in groups of five in foil and warm in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Cook the Chicken
Bring the skillet to medium heat, add the oil and bring to temperature before adding the chicken. Cook the chicken for about 5 – 7 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Saute the Vegetables
Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove it to a plate and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion to the same skillet over medium heat and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Combine and Heat
When the bell peppers are just about done sauteing, add the chicken, squeeze fresh lime juice and stir everything together.
- Assemble and Serve
Serve immediately with warm tortillas and extra toppings such as sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
Keep it classic with tortillas or serve it over a salad for a gluten-free option. It will be delicious no matter how you serve them!
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Chop the Ingredients
- Cut the chicken, onions, and peppers into strips. Keep ingredients separate and set the onions and peppers aside for later use.1½ lb chicken breast, 1 green bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper, 1 small onion
Season the Chicken
- Add the fajitas seasoning ingredients and the chicken strips to a ziplock bag and mix well. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes½ tbsp chili powder, ½ tbsp ground cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp hot paprika, ½ tsp dried oregano, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper
Heat the Tortillas
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the tortillas in groups of five in foil and warm in the oven for 15-20 minutes.6 tortillas
Cook the Chicken
- Bring the skillet to medium heat, add the oil and bring to temperature before adding the chicken. Cook the chicken for about 5 – 7 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is fully cooked.2 tbsp olive oil
- Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove it to a plate and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion to the same skillet over medium heat and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- When the bell peppers are just about done sauteing, add the chicken, squeeze fresh lime juice and stir everything together.½ lime
Assemble and Serve
- Serve immediately with warm tortillas and extra toppings such as sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.sour cream, pico de gallo, avocados
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