Chicken Fajita - Mexican Fajita
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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  • Chicken breast or thighs cut into strips- 2
  • Paprika-1½ tsp
  • Ground Cumin- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1/2 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
To make Veggie stir fry
  • Green pepper, cut into wedges- 1
  • Red pepper, cut into wedges- 1
  • Onion, cut into wedges- 1
  • Paprika- 1tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
Other ingredients
  • Tortillas or tacos
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  1. Cut the chicken into thin strips.
  2. Combine the chicken with paprika, ground cumin, ground pepper and salt.
  3. Grill the chicken or stir fry till the chicken turns golden brown in color.
  4. While cooking drizzle the lemon juice over the chicken and stir fry. Keep aside the cooked chicken.
  5. Sprinkle paprika, ground cumin and salt over the veggies.
  6. In the same pan used for cooking chicken, stir fry the veggies over medium high heat till veggies are lightly browned.
  7. Don't over cook the veggies it should stay crisp.
How to make the Fajitas Sizzle
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F or 200 C.
  2. Place the cast iron skillet in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Wear gloves (it's extremely hot) and take the skillet out of the oven.
  4. Place the chicken and veggies on the hot hot cast iron skillet, it will immediately start to sizzle.
  5. Stove-top method : Place the cast iron skillet on stove top over high heat and let heat for 15 to 20 minutes till you see fumes coming out.
  6. Serve with tacos or tortillas.
  7. Wrap the chicken and veggies in tortillas and top with cheese, salsa, sour cream etc.
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