Sizzling Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Fajitas made in an authentic restaurant style -You must have eaten fajitas a zillion times but these chicken fajitas are simply the best. A signature dish in any Mexican restaurant, these are made in an authentic restaurant style. And now you can make these just as perfectly in your own kitchen!Show me the recipe !
Wrap it up in some delicious soft tortillas along with some pico de gallo, sour cream, Mexican rice, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese and refried beans and you are all set for a tasty treat
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Use these easily found ingredients.
1 lb. Chicken Breast
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup tequila (optional)
½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
½ teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
Salt to taste
1 large white onion, sliced in crescent
1 large green poblano pepper, stem and seeds removed and sliced lengthwise
2 large red jalapeños
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon, black pepper, freshly ground
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon corn starch
Step by step instructions
Follow these proven steps to make this your own
Step1- Make the Marinade
In a large flat air tight container add, fajita seasoning, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, minced garlic, black pepper, tequila, lime juice, salt and liquid smoke. Combine everything.
Step2- Add Chicken to the Marinade
Put the sliced chicken breasts in the marinade and rub the marinade all over properly. Close the lid of the container and shake it well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step3- Sit Chicken at room temperature:
Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Step4- Cook Onions & peppers
In the meanwhile, heat a seasoned cast iron skillet on high heat and dribble some oil on it. Add the poblano peppers and red jalapeno peppers and cook for two minutes on medium-high until they are charred but not soft. Remove and keep it aside. Now add onions and cook until they are sweet and caramelized. Remove and keep it aside.
Step5- Grill Chicken
Once again heat the same cast iron skillet on high heat (you can also use your outside grill). Remove the marinated chicken from the marinade and put it on the hot skillet. Cook on one side for 15 to 20 minutes and then flip it over and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. When done remove from the skillet and let it sit for 5 minutes for the juices to soak in. After 5 minutes take a sharp knife and cut it in a slanted manner, against the grain of the chicken breast.
Heat a Fajita skillet on real high heat and drizzle a teaspoon of oil on it. Spread caramelized onions at the bottom and put some on the side. Add the sliced chicken pieces. Top it with charred poblano and jalapeno peppers. Serve the sizzling hot fajitas with tortilla, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, Mexican rice, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese and some refried beans. Enjoy.
“Marinated in tons of lime juice and seared to perfection, try these and you will never want to have it any other way. And you can make these just as perfectly in your own kitchen ! “from the chefs @ SizzlingPots